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Karin Jung

Karin got involved in dog sports approximately 20 years ago with her rescue English Bull Terrier.

About Lowland Search Dogs Kent

Lowland Search Dogs (LS Dogs) is a non-profit, voluntary organisation formed in November 2002. The Kent unit (Lowland Search Dogs Kent) formed in 2009. ‘Lowland' includes farmland, forests, open downland and any other area that does not require specialist mountain rescue experience. We work alongside the Kent Search and Rescue team and our handlers are also members of Kent Search and Rescue.

We can only take part in searches at the invitation of Kent Police and Kent Search and Rescue. We are available free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our primary role is to assist in locating lost or missing vulnerable people within Kent and its surrounding areas. Lowland Search Dogs Kent is entirely reliant on sponsorship and donations to exist and carry out its work. Our team is made up entirely of volunteers who (together with their dogs) undergo constant training and must meet rigorous standards in order to obtain operational status. Our dog handlers and support staff have to fit this in around having full time occupations.

One of the greatest benefits of Lowland Search Dogs is the ability to call upon a large national resource at short notice. For example, if a young child goes missing, the local dog unit can immediately call for the services of all the other teams, thus increasing the professional search resources available to the police.

Lowland Search Dogs Kent oversees the training of our own dogs and the national LS Dogs organisation assesses each dog before they can become operational. Our dogs are re-assessed every 2 years to ensure our high standards are maintained. It can take approximately one year to train a dog to the first operational level with a further 4-6 months to move on to the second operational level. After these basic standards have been accomplished, each dog handler can choose to train their dog in additional search techniques, such as water searches.

Karin's Search Dog

Karin's Malinois is qualified as a Lowland Search Dog.

What other successes have you had?

"Both my American Stafford Terriers were qualified Schutzhund”

And your most memorable success?

"Winning out of Grade 1 in Agility with my 9 year old American Stafford, who has to compete against all those Border Collies.”

"The food and herbs are really good. The herbs helped one of my dogs immensely to calm down and focus on the important things in life instead of worrying” Karin Jung

For more information visit the team's website: www.lowlandsearchdogskent.co.uk

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Customers' Views

Fantastic service!

I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic service, my cat biscuits arrived today and Thomas adores them, its great to have the dogs and the cat on a brand I can trust, am now recommending on catchat forum along with the dogs food wherever possible !

Kate Ramsden

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