We have a set of operational standards for dog teams and all dogs are assessed annually.
To become operational the dogs undergo a rigorous assessment process and have to achieve the standards set by NZLandSAR and the NZ Police Dog Section.

The document found by clicking the link below specifies the standards of performance required by search and rescue dog teams used in Land SAR and details the process of assessment used to determine the operational readiness of the teams.


Link to Land SAR Search Dog Standards