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Esmonds Sixth Sense CGC
Wilderness Search & Rescue K9, NAPWDA Cadaver Detection Dog
ARC Heroism Award, ARC Mirko Medallion, ARC Anvil T.R.U.E Award
OFA Excellent, OFA Elbows

October 14, 2005 - October 3, 2010

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see 
that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. 
                                                                       ~Kahlil Gibran


Dugan is the very special Connor/Iza puppy owned by Lucy Newton of Vermont.


Lucy is a K9 Officer and is using Dugan as her SAR/Cadaver dog,
hence the name...Esmonds Sixth Sense (I smell dead people!)

See Dugan and Lucy feartured in the Brattleborough Reformer


Dugan found a missing 22 year old woman!!! 

Lucy's Report:

"She had been missing since Thursday morning, she was hypothermic and, due to her mental status, not likely to have done anything to get herself out of the woods or to avoid succumbing to hypothermia. Dugan worked well, he is still young and inexperienced, but clearly knew why he was out there and what he was looking for.  He sure took a big giant step in convincing me to trust him today!!  I was more than thrilled to discover that the only thing in a huge area filled with a lot of distractions (especially deer and geese) that captured his attention was the scent of a missing person."

While we are all aware of how much our dogs enrich our lives, we never dreamed that one of our dogs could affect the life of another so greatly.  We thank Lucy for giving Dugan the opportunity to reach his full potential as a true working dog. 

Dugan recently earned his NAPWDA Cadaver Dog Certification!!!



1.) Two (2) scent hides will be placed in a rubble area, simulating a collapsed building.

2.) Two (2) scent hides will be covered with dirt, leaves, brush, or tree branches.

3.) Twelve hours before testing, two (2) scent hides will be buried in a highly vegetated area. The aids must be at least three (3) months of age and be buried to the depth of 10 inches. A minimum of five (5) holes will be dug.

4.) Two (2) scent hides will be placed in an elevated position a minimum of six (6) feet from the ground level or floor. One (1) elevated scent hide will be in a building/structure and one (1) elevated scent hide outdoors.

5.) Two (2) scent hides will be submerged in two (2) feet of water for a minimum of thirty (30) minutes prior to the test or if a boat is available will be submerged in a minimum of six (6) feet of water for a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the test. The choice will be at the discretion of the Master Trainer.

6.) A minimum of five (5) vehicles will be utilized, two (2) of which will contain a scent hide placed at least one (1) hour prior to the search.

An optional searching area may be substituted for one of the above areas. It is:
7.) Two (2) scent hides will be placed in an organic or inorganic rubbish pile.

In order to certify, a team must successfully find at least eleven (11) of the twelve (12) scent hides.

Handler: The handler will advise the Master Trainer how the dog will indicate. He/She may enter the search area to direct the dog. The dog's indication must be obvious to the Master Trainer.

Dugan's Certification Candids...Click any photo to enlarge...


Dugan was awarded the ARC Heroism award in 2007,
as well as the Mirko Medallion and the Anvil T.R.U.E. award.


Now THIS is what we call teamwork!


Dugan passing his NAPWDA Recertification.



Dugan was originally mentored by the wonderful Bevan (below left)
and currently lives with the very motivated Calix...

Bevan von Ausbreitung
Wilderness SAR, Land/Water Cadaver; Ret.

Calix v.d. Polizei
Patrol/Narcotics Police K9

Dugan attended SAR school in California.
Lucy reports that he was excellent on his first flight and performed very well once he arrived!

While there, Dugan had many new the person in the Hazmat suit!
Of course, he took it all in stride!


Dugan is also following in Bevan's footsteps with the Water Rescue Training.
Here's the view that Lucy has while he's working.


Lucy and Dugan, searching for a lost Vermont girl...



Handsome Dugan...


Dugan during a visit to Bobcaygeon, helping us find our own "lost child"...
16 year old Cassie!


A pooped puppy after a long day at "work"



Wondering about Dugan's extensive "training"???


As a puppy, Dugan accompanied Lucy to work and learned
all the important "Police Dog Stuff" (like getting tummy rubs).


And Hugs!


Dugan also spends a lot of time "training" with Calix, who thinks that Dugan was his own personal Christmas gift!



Baby Dugan tries on Bevan's vest...


Click here to see Dugan and his littermates growing up.