Ella and Honi (Flagstaff Honi, searchdog in training)
Ella – Flagstaff Ella go find, (Macpenno Shady Lady x Rhidorrok of Roseglen)Ella, owned and handled by Brent MacDonald (member of NZLSAR Search Dog Group) has worked in three disciplines; tracking, avalanche and bush wilderness. Ella at age 10 (2010) was still operational. Brent has a new puppy, Honi. We wish Brent and Honi the best of luck in their quest to gain operational status. Brent has now retired Ella (at 11 years of age, 2011) from all disiplines. We hope Ella enjoys a long and restfull retirement.
Ella and owner/handler Brent MacDonald
Ella on a search
Honi, (Flagstaff fullon lady Bic x NZCh Roughfield Rhythm of the Rain at Flagstaff)
Honi, searching for the all important “glove”
Other labradors from our lines also in Search and Rescue are: Layla, Flagstaff Finda (Amvikal McKillops Lad x Flagstaff Fullon) and Rua (Flagstaff Zac x Teak of Auroralights) and Ra, Flagstaff Ra n Black (litter mate to Honi) (Flagstaff Fullon Lady Bic x NZCh Roughfield Rhythm of the Rain at Flagstaff). We wish to congratulate the above dogs on re-qualifying to remain operational in 2011/2012. A huge congrats to Brent and Honi who are now FULLY Operational and Anna, Ra and Rua who are now FULLY Advanced Operational – well done!
To read more about these dogs and their handlers go to http://searchdogs.co.nz/