9 Search and Rescue Dog Breeds

A lovely German shepherd laid in the grass. German Shepherds are smart and utilized as police K9s.

German shepherd

Another police favorite, the Belgian Malinois, fights crime and saves the city. 

Belgian Malinois 

The hospice of the Great St Bernard Pass on the Italian-Swiss border reared them for rescue work. 

St Bernard

Golden Retrievers, like Labradors, are eager to please and love search and rescue. 

Golden Retriever

Rottweilers love delighting their owners. These dogs love fieldwork and regularly patrol and discover drugs.


The Border Collie, specifically bred for obedience and intelligence, makes an excellent working dog, especially in the field of Search and Rescue.

Border Collie

Dobermans and German Shepherds have served in the military for decades.

Doberman Pinscher

Herding cattle across long distances over rugged terrain, the Australian Cattle Dog was developed in Australia.

Cattle Dog

The American herding dog is the Australian Shepherd. The breed name is misleading.

Australian Shepherd

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