CASDDA believes that a competent Search Dog can only be certified by specifically trained judges, specialists in the field of K-9 Search and Rescue, under strict objective judging and a recognized Standard.
All CASDDA dogs are certified under the IRO Standard, a unified international standard ratified by the FCI and recognized by the United Nations.
Our Dogs and their Handlers are tested under strict objective evaluation by trained and certified international judges who are specialists in the field of K-9 Search and Rescue, sent to us from all over the world.
The test contains two components: a search component and an obedience/dexterity component. To be successful, both components must be passed.
Successful Dog Teams (The Handler and his/her K-9 Partner) are Internationally certified.
The certification of a Search Dog under the IRO Standard has been adopted as the National Standard by 78 countries and is recognized worldwide.
CASDDA held its International Testing Event on September 2021 under IRO International Judge Mirka Necak from Slovenia.
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