Estonian Search Dogs Club

IRO TEST 2020 - registreerimine avatud/ registration open!

Rahvusvahelised IRO päästekoerte katsed / International IRO Testing Event for Rescue Dogs

Asukoht ja aeg /Test location and date: Harju County, Estonia, 28.-30. August 2020

Kohtunikud/ Judges:
1. J. Sedlak (CZ)
2. D.Schoonenboom (NL)
3. C.Kranz (AT)

Osalemisklassid / Test levels: IPO-R RH-F V, A, B; RH-FL V, A, B; RH-T V, A

Korraldaja / Organizer: Estonian Search Dogs Club - contact e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Registreerumiseks palume täita ON-LINE VORM / For registration please fill in an ON-LINE FORM 

Registreerimise tähtaeg on 24.juuli 2020 / Deadline for registrations is 24 July 2020

Osalustasu 30 EUROT tuleb kanda Eesti Otsingukoerte Klubi pangaarvele EE262200221050221333 Swedbank
Participation fee 30 EUROS should be transferred to the bank account of the Estonian Search Dogs Club:

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS: MTÜ Eesti Otsingukoerte Klubi Swedbank, Liivalaia 8, 15040 Tallinn Estonia
IBAN EE262200221050221333

Registreerunuks loetakse peale osalustasu tasumist ja vastava kinnituse saamist korraldajalt.

Registration is valid only after the payment of the participation fee and getting a confirmation from test organizer.


Kehtivad IRO vaktsineerimise nõuded/ IRO Vaccination requirements are valid.
Samuti tuleb järgida Eesti Kennelliidu vaktsineerimise nõudeid/ Vaccination requirements of Estonian Kennel Union have to be followed.

NB! Eesti erinõue seoses marutaudi vastu vaktsineerimisega
Estlands Sonderanforderung bezüglich der Impfung gegen Tollwut
Estonian special requirement for vaccination against rabies:

Koer peab olema vaktsineeritud marutaudi vastu iga 24 kuu järel. Kui vaktsineerimise tähtaeg on ületatud, peab uuest vaktsineerimisest olema möödunud vähemalt 30 päeva, enne kui koer võib võistlustel osaleda.

Der Hund muss alle 24 Monate gegen Tollwut geimpft werden. Falls der Impftermin abgelaufen ist, müssen von der neuen Impfung wenigstens 30 Tage vergehen, bevor der Hund an den Wettkämpfen teilnehmen kann.

A dog shall be vaccinated against rabies with no lesser frequency than once in every 24 months since the last vaccination. If the term of revaccination has passed, at least 30 day must have passed since a new vaccination before the dog is allowed to participate in competitions.


Eesti Kennelliidu vaktsineerimise nõuded/ Vaccination requirements of Estonian Kennel Union:

Reisiinfo ja COVID-19 piirangud / Travel info and COVID-19 restrictions:
Palume jälgida Eestisse reisimisega seotud piirangud riiklikust infoportaalist:
Please follow the information on restrictions related to traveling to Estonia on the state information portal:

Info ja päringud / Information and inquieries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National IPO-R RH-W trials 18-19.07.2020 - registration closed!

Dates: 18-19.07.2020
Place: Harju County, Estonia
Trial classes: RH-W V, A, B (waterwork)

Judge: Monika Rusing, FCI (Estonia)
Organizer: Estonian Search Dogs Club
Contact person: Õie Soovik, phone +372 5115022, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For registration please fill in the web form:

Deadline for registrations: 30.06.2020

Participation fee: 35 EUR for ESDC member, 45 EUR for non-member

The number of participants may have a limitation! Double entries on both days could be accepted!

Vaccination requirements:

Vaccination requirements imposed on dogs for participation in events recognised by Estonian Kennel Union

We would like to remind you that each dog should have the veterinary passport, as well as work book with them. If the dog does not have the workbook yet it will be issued by organizer.

IPO-R Estonian Championship 2020 & INT IPO-R CACIT competition - cancelled!

NB! Due to the special situation established by the Government of the Republic of Estonia, the planned competitions on 18-19.04.2020 will be cancelled! 


Time: 18.-19.04.2020

CAtegories: IPO-R RH-FL V, A and B (area search)

Place: Muraste, Harku Parish, Harju County, Estonia

Judge: Daniela Erasmus, FCI (Austria)

Organizer club:  Estonian Search Dogs Club

Test leader: Marika Reinol, contact by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Championship will be jointly organized with EKU Dog Training Coordination Unit only in area search B-level.

Information and registration form: LINK

Deadline for entries until 1st April 2020

Estonian German Shepherd's Championship 2019 on IPO-R RH-FL

German Shepherd's Championship 2019 in IPO-R RH-FL will be held on 02.-03.11.2019.

Information on the competition, participants and timetable can be found under this address:

Photo Mihkel Rikas

IPO-R RH-FL & F exams 01.-03.11.2019

Time: 01.-03.11.2019

Categories: IPO-R RH-FL V (area search pre-test), RH-F V (tracking pre-test), RH-F A & B (tracking)

Place: Jõgisoo, Saue Parish, Harju County

Judge: Monika Rusing, FCI (Estonia)

Main organizer: Aili Kivinurm, phone +372 53435115

Test organizer:  Estonian Search Dogs Club

Timetable and information

Friday, 01.11.2019

Saturday, 02.11.2019

Sunday, 03.11.2019

9.00 get together

9.30-11.30 V-tracks

12.00-13.00 A-tracks

14.00-15.30 obedience

16.00 end of the exam

9.00 get together

9.30-10.30 V-area

11.30-12.00 A-track

15.30-16.15 B-track

9.30 get together

10.00-11.30 obedience

12.00 end of the exam

Timetable with a list of participants and individual times is under this link! Same weekend a competition in RH-FL A & B classes will be held by Estonian German Shepherd Association. 

The organizer has a right to adapt the timetable by informing participants on-site.

Locations of the exam:

RH-F V & A-level on Friday: Jõgisoo village, Saue Parish, Harju County  (get together at obedience field).

RH-F A & B-level tracking meeting point on Saturday: Väänatammi road, Vääna village, Harku Parish, Harju County, map link

Obedience and dexterity: Jõgisoo village, Saue Parish, Harju County 

Map link of the obedience field:

Coordinates of the obedience field: 59°16'55.7"N 24°31'18.4"E

Area search V-level: Liikva village, Harku Parish, Harju County

Map link for the area search V-level:
Coordinates: 59°23'02.7"N 24°28'27.2"E                                                                                                               

Times for practice at the obedience field:

Friday, 01.11. at 12.30-13.30

Saturday, 02.11. at 14.30-16.30

It is not allowed to use food for motivation on the obstacles or grass surface! 

Vaccination requirements:

Vaccination requirements imposed on dogs for participation in events recognised by Estonian Kennel Union

We would like to remind you that each dog should have the veterinary passport, as well as work book with them. If the dog does not have the workbook yet it will be issued by organizer.

Kontakt ja info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Time:                                    06.-07.10.2018
Categories:                           IPO-R RH-F E, A and B (tracking)
                                             IPO-R RH-FL E, A and B (area search)
Place:                                   Harju/Rapla County , Estonia
Tracks:                                 Kernu
Area Search:                         Pihali
Obedience and dexterity field: Pihali

Judges:                                J.Ternovec (SI), K.Skulj (SI)
Organizers:                          Estonian Search Dogs Club (Eesti Otsingukoerte Klubi)
Head organizer:                   Marika Reinol

Test results can be found here under this link!


RH-FL B awarding

RH-FL A awarding

RH-FL E awarding

RH-F E awarding


National rescue dog IPO-R test RH-FL 01.07.2017 results


Time: 01.07.2017
Category: IPO-R RH-FL (area search)
Place: Raplamaa, Kohila Parish, Pihali Village
Judges: Monika Rusing (area search),
Margot Luukas (obedience and dexterity)

Photo by Mihkel Rikas


Dog Breed Dog handler A B Total Note Result
Saturain Quantum of Solace SRSZ Katrin Laaniste 93 87 180 VG RH-FL E
Stark Fassen Viktorija GSD Merike Võsu 142 75 217 S RH-FL A
Arabic z Pekla MAL Ingrid-Olga Verliin 170 85 255 G RH-FL A
Simba MIX Raina Jeeberg - DSQ - DSQ -
Siimline's Moonbow GR Reelika Kaasik 103 interrupted - interrupted -
Sculpadog Ahora Mismo MAL Teus Tijsseling 104 81 - UN -
Margman Nacre GSD Piret Koor 160 70 230 S RH-FL B
Margman Acapella GSD Piret Koor 176 83 259 G RH-FL B
Blaze Cobra MAL Liia Rikkinen 165 92 257 G RH-FL B

Result of the International IRO Testing Event in Finland

10-11th of June 2017 an International IRO Testing Event took place in Finland at Porvoo where our members Kris Hensoo and Ruppert achieved in area search RH-FL B result, 265 points and 4th place. The judge was Charlotte Kranz from Austria. Congratulations for such a great achievement!

Photo by Margot Luukas


IRO MRT Rubble Preparation in Helsinki 22.-24.05.2017

On 22-24 May 2017 IRO Module 2 MRT Rubble Preparation and veterinary training was held in Finland. The instructors of the module wered Steve Buckley (UK), Dušan Weber (SI), Ralf Gilles (DE) and veterinarian Nina Ambroz (SI). Module course was arranged by FRFK9 and practical work was carried out in the rubble fields of Espoo, Helsinki and Vantaa. There were 5 participants from Finland and 2 participants from Estonia. The picture gallery by FRFK9 can be found here.

Photo by Anu Haveri

Important note from FCI Rescue Dogs Commission

FCI Rescue Dogs Commission has updated  the list of FCI judges since 01.05.2017.The list contains the information on the national and international FCI judges and can be found here

FCI Rescue Dogs Commission has informed national kennel organizations that IRO accepts again IPO-R A-level results judged by national rescue dog judges!  

Therefore it is no longer mandatory to have IPO-R A level result judged solely by IRO or FCI international judge in order to enter to the IRO tests in IRO calendar plan, instead of that A-level can be done with national judge.  



IPO-R CH 2017 and IPO-R area search and tracking competitions in Pihali 29-30 April 2017 results


Time: 29.-30.04.2017
Categories: IPO-R RH-FL B Estonian Championships 2017 in area search
IPO-R RH-FL E, A (area search) and RH-F B (tracking)
Place: Raplamaa, Kohila Parish, Pihali Village
Judges: Danielle Richard (Belgium), Margot Luukas (Estonia) class RH-FL E
Organizer: Estonian Search Dogs Club
Head organizer: Jaanika Jundas

Estonian Championships in area search RH-FL B were organized in cooperation with Estonian Kennel Union Dog Training Unit. The dogs who competed for the title IPO-R Estonian Master 2017 had to be recorded in Estonian Dog Pedigree registry and have had a result in RH-FL A. First time it was allowed to participate for the dogs who were not EST-regitered, as well foreign dogs, but they were not allowed to be awarded with the title. 


IPO-R Estonian Championships 2017

Estonian IPO-R Masters in 2017 are dutch shepherd Amy's White Rose von den Hohenheimer Herdern and doghandler Margot Luukas!


Dog Breed Handler A  B Points Grade Result Place
Amy's White Rose von den Hohenheimer Herdern HLK Margot Luukas 170  91 261 H RH-FL B 1
Iines MIX Kirsi Myöhänen 180  70 250 H RH-FL B 2
Margman Niten SLK Piret Koor 167  80 247 H RH-FL B 3
Perfect Diamond Shadow Dog IVS Kris Heinsoo 145  74 219 R RH-FL B 4
Margman Acapella SLK Piret Koor 139  87   MR - -
Margman Nacre SLK Piret Koor 131  84   MR - -
Musanterin Qide ROT Rina Leo-Granström 136  70   MR - -


 IPO-R CH 2017 awarding - photo by Mihkel Rikas

IPO-R national competitions

Dog Breed Handler A  B Points Grade Result Place
Blaze Cobra MAL Liia Rikkinen 200  92 292 V RH-F B 1
Margman Wildfire Wanda SLK Monika Rusing 110  79   MR    
Nafani Kraig BC Liubov Petrushina 187  90 277 VH RH-FL A 1
Icepeak Prider's Ranger BC Mari Tobias 160  92 252 H RH-FL A 2
Norbon Hill Bell Olive Nuare LAB Aili Kivinurm 175  75 250 H RH-FL A 3
Flatout Fabled SIL Virve Lipsanen 145  64   MR    
Simba MIX Raina Jeeberg 101  72   MR    
Stark Fassen Viktorija SLK Merike Võsu 96  74   MR    
Arabic Z Pekla MAL Ingrid-Olga Verliin 95  95 190 VH RH-FL E 1
Flutwelle Winky SLK Anni Renno 93  92 185 VH RH-FL E 2
Saturain Quantum Of Solace SSN Katrin Laaniste 90  53   MR    


 RH-F B tracking awarding - photo by Mihkel Rikas

RH-FL A awarding - photo by Mihkel Rikas

RH-FL E awarding - photo by Mihkel Rikas

Celebration cake - photo by Mihkel Rikas

After the closing ceremony and for the celebration of the International Search and Rescue Dog day a tasty cake was offered, made by Pagaripoisid!

Congratulations to all participants!

We thank very much our judges, organizers, figurants, track layers, group people with dogs and everybody else who helped us in organisation of this event!

Results of the National IPO-R test 12.11.2016


Time: 12.11.2016 at 9.00

Disciplines: IPO-R RH-FL E & A

Place: Raplamaa, Kohila Parish, Pihali Village

Judge: Walter Hoffmann (DE)

Organizing club: Eesti Otsingukoerte Klubi

Head organizer: Margot Luukas


Dog's name Breed Handler A B Points Note Result
Margman Acapella GSD Piret Koor 180 82 262 G RH-FL A
Margman Nacre GSD Reet Nipper 162 82 244 G RH-FL A
Fredi MIX Marika Reinol 143 64 - US -
Follies Funny Finn LAB Jaanika Jundas 140 57 - US -
Ariadna Pathfinder Sardogs BBS Anna Vinogradova 126 62 - US -
Norbon Hill Bell Olive Nuare LAB Aili Kivinurm 25 58 - US -
Sentikki Rix True Value ASH Iveta Pukite 90 91 181 VG RH-FL E
Estrellest Xarrety BBS Helen Kommussar 83 87 170 G RH-FL E

Many thanks to all participants, to our judge, helpers and organizers! Special thanks to Erki and Marelle!

Big thanks for the prizes to Royal Canin Eesti OÜ and Karjamõisa OÜ!