We donated a puppy from our 2012 litter to
be trained for Search and Rescue.
Karamojo's Kimber Tau of Safari (Kimber)
Update: Karamojo's Crown of Fire (Phoenix) 2019 litter will be following in her half sister's paw prints as a Search and Rescue Canine.
Kimber and Phoenix are owner/trained and handled by
Cheri Sorensen of Des Moines Iowa
INBTI instructor (International Bloodhound Training Institute)
NAPWDA (North American Police Work Dog Association)
NASAR (National Association for Search and Rescue)
NASDN ( North American Search Dog Network)
United States Man Trailing
Kimber received her HRD (Human Remains Detection) Certification
September 8, 2014
KIMBER W0RKS HER FIRST CASE.........
"She was wonderful. A missing man since the night before, truck was found where he always parks to go swimming off a high trestle bridge, not seen since 5:30 sat evening. Had not been on his needed meds, had taking several sleeping pills before leaving (this was found out later) we got the call and arrived on scene noon on Sunday. Mother only had a pair of jeans for me to use as a scent article. So I bagged that and the belt separately in case another dog team would be coming in.
Started Gunnar first as he is normally my go to dog with his experience. This area was now highly contaminated with searchers, family and ATV for many hours. Vehical was now gone so just had the general area where it had been. My first job here is to find the direction of travel, I didnt want to know which direction the bridge was so not to inadvertently influence the dog. Guns started nicely but seemed to be spending to much time wanting to eat grass, He just didnt seem to feel real good, and was not working well so I took him back to the truck and started Kimber. She took scent and did not hesitate to choose a direction and make a left turn onto the railroad past a foot searcher and another searcher on an ATV. She stopped at the High Trestle and hesitated, then shot down to the banks along the river and was trying to locate him. Here I rewarded her and brought Guns out in the search off lead for HRD. He did work well off lead and gave several alerts a little less then 1/4 mile down river. Search is now still underway, but I thought you might like to know how well she did.
Note: 20 hour old trail with high contamination
What she did for me was to establish a direction of travel, as a handler we cannot just listen to people say we think he is in the river, we need proof, or he could have finished swimming, got back to the trunk, then decide to take a walk in the opposite direction".