Dublin Civil Defence Search & Rescue is privileged to have been donated a search dog by the Peggy Mangan Foundation. After completing his training, Max was officially handed over to DCD with The Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn and the Minister for Defence Alan Shatter in attendance. Max has already proved to be a fantastic asset in our search operations. Special Thanks to Orla and Louise from the Peggy Mangan Foundation for the terrific donation of Max.

Max is a two year old English Springer Spaniel. English Springer Spaniels were developed to have great stamina and energy. They have a terrific character, are never still, always eager to please, and with a drive that will allow them to search for longer periods than most other breeds. This drive makes them an ideal dog to be used in missing persons searches where considerable ground needs to be covered. Max can be used in any environment on or off lead, but prefers to be let loose. This way he can cover more ground in a shorter period of time and is ideal for the majority of searches in which he will be used.