Yes . There are dogs being bred for this right now . Strong instinctive tracking . Here is a pedigree of Carmspack Nicholas certified detection dog - working every single day -- ready for SAR evaluation , Carmspack Stan
is sire (brother is a dual police dog)
Nick's dam Chiba vom Parchimer Land
recently bred to Carmspack Claudia sister to bomb dog Silva, and two sisters who are narc and SAR Carmspack Claudia
I do not own these animals , they are in professional working hands , it is their litter bred for their need for strong tracking dogs -- I do the breeding plans , consultant , evaluation of pups. Also consultant for a law agency wanting a secure source of dogs with high hunt / search / tracking, so they have a little breeding program.
In another thread panties got in a twist because I put out pedigrees and provide information about my dogs. (where are the oldtimers) Why not , when as in those cases , whether it was "Buffy" or genetic obedience, or tracking , pedigrees and a record of the dogs were an important part of the answers/discussions .
I don't have anything to sell. I am providing pedigree information , which is what genetics is, so that the OP can dissect the pedigrees and find similar genetics -- or other people with a desire to learn can do so.
this link back to a previous thread has lots of good information.
Bloodlines/Dogs known for tracking
Tracking by and large is neglected . This is not schutzhund tracking . These pups can be tracking fiends as early as they can run Kade as an example owned by the same person as Nicholas . Kade at 10 weeks of age was doing searches where he would not break off - totally bloody minded determined , elvations, unstable footing , object to be found had no meaning to him (so not a toy - just what happened to be available in the environment) , no food reward, tons of praise and connection feedback , no hesitation , would leap onto a 3 foot rubble pile with skids and yard waste like a lizard onto a wall . Fire-in the belly .
Saphire with her dog in tracking training can vouch for this.
The genetics are out there .