Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Valdivia, Chile
Just for clarification, Diabla is NOT certified, for the simple reason that Chile has no certification for SAR dogs, though we are on a crusade to have one soon. We have an internal test in my team and took the opportunity to be evaluated by a third party.
You are right Nancy, the dogs are of the team, specially those who are donated tho it, in the same way we don't accept dogs from applicants into the team, but there is room in the reglament for exceptions and Diabla is one of them, specially because as one of the team founders it is pretty clear where my loyalties are and it is not like after so many years I'm gonna bolt away taking the dog, and everybody work in it, with me. From the beggining, since we started to play with the idea of how to keep doing SAR from Valdivia it was clear the she is MY dog and will die from old age with me and only me. With Auca it was different from the beggining, I didn't bought her, she was doneted to the team, not to me, and I always raised, worked and even loved her with SAr in mind.
And Diabla... LOVES it. since she was a pup I complained how I had got a dog perfect for SAR just when I had to move. Everybody loved her intensity.
Diabla Boroluz, my Daemon; IPO-A1, RH-T A
Akela de Poputchik, my Direwolf; IPO-2, Kkl1
Calais vom Adler Stein; IPO-A1, Kkl1