21-25 September 2016 an IRO World Championships for Rescue Dogs were held in Italy near Turin. 114 dog teams from 23 countries were competing in three disciplines: area search, rubble search and tracking. Two dog teams from Estonia started both in area search. Kadri Viljalo with dog Perri under start number 102 made great results in area search with 188 points (all three victims found) and 95 points in obedience and dexterity. Margot Luukas with dutch shepherd dog Roosi (Amy's White Rose von den Hohenheimer Herdern) under start number 108 got 91 points in area search (one located victim) and 96 points in obedience and dexterity. In total Kadri and Perri got in area search 283 points and note "very good" and high 5th place out of 48 teams! Our second team did not get result because they didn't find all victims in search part.
Congratulations to Kadri and Perri for such a great result in the World Championships of the Rescue Dogs! This is a very first time when a dog team from Estonia has got a positive result from Rescue Dog's WCH and high place in TOP5!
Opening ceremony of the WCH
Kadri & Perri - area search 5th place
All results can be found from the website of the competition - IRO WCH.