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



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


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.  



Results of the FH tracking exam 27.11.2016

27th of November 2016 in Saue Parish at Jõgisoo the FH tracking exam was organized by Estonian Search Dogs Club. Our members achieved following results: Monika Rusing with dog Margman Wildfire Wanda FH1 with 87 points and Kadri Viljalo with dog Perri FH2 with 90 points. The judge was Aivo Oblikas.

Congratulations for great results!

IRO Calendar Plan for 2017

International Rescue Dog Organisation IRO has published its calendar plan for 2017. Our club is honoured to host an IRO Testing Event in tracking and area search on 7-8 October 2017!

Calendar is available here!

Test for national IPO-R judges

On 13th of November 2016 in Raplamaa at Pihali the judge's test for national IPO-R judge candidates was organized by Dog Training and Coordination Section of Estonian Kennel Union (EKL-KKK) in cooperation with Estonian Search Dogs Club. The examination commission composed canine specialists as follows: FCI/IRO rescue dog judge Walter Hoffmann (Germany), Estonian Kennel Union trial judges Urve Lageda and Anu Oks and head organizer Aili Kivinurm by EKL-KKK. Two candidate judges - Monika Rusing and Margot Luukas both performed the test successfully and soon they become first IPO-R rescue dog judges in Estonia dedicated to area search (RH-FL) judging!   

Many thanks to the examination commission, helpers and victims. Big thanks to the participants with test dogs!

 Candidates listening instructions from Walter Hoffmann

World Championships for Rescue Dogs in Turin, Italy

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.

Results of the Int.IRO Testing Event 10-11.09.2016 in Läänemaa

10-11 September 2016 an International IRO Testing Event was held in tracking and area search at Linnamäe in Läänemaa. Test was arranged by Estonian Rescue Dog Union and the judge was Mrs Resi Gerritsen from Holland.

9 teams started from our club, 3 of them in tracking and 6 teams in area search. The results were following:

Dog's name Breed Handler A B Total Note Result
Amy's White Rose von den Hohenheimer Herdern HOLLS Margot Luukas 170 88 258 G RH-F A
Perri MIX Kadri Viljalo 165 96 261 G RH-F B
Margman Wildfire Wanda GSD Monika Rusing 20 78 - US -
Margman Acapella GSD Piret Koor 93 99 192 E RH-FL E
Margman Hexe GSD Ingrid Kõrgesaar-Lillmets 186 71 257 G RH-FL A
Sophie for Dolbia Sykstus LAB Marilis Saul 164 71 235 S RH-FL A
Fredi MIX Marika Reinol 15 81 - US -
Zottelbart von Hetzeldorf Conri SSN Liina Ulm - - - DSQ -
Perfect Diamond Shadow Dog IRW Kris Heinsoo 191 81 272 VG RH-FL B

Photos by Mihkel Rikas 

Congratulations for such a great results! Some more pictures can be seen here!

BH test results 05.09.2016

BH test - a companion dog test

Time: 5.9.2016 at 18.00

Place: Harjumaa, Niitvälja (obedience), Keila Rõõmu supermarket parking lot (city part)

Judge: Urve Lageda

Organizer club: Eesti Otsingukoerte Klubi

Head organizer: Monika Rusing

Photo by Margot Luukas


1. Bella Solo Rigoletto & Ingrid Roopärg - BH passed       
2. Ridon Hennet Tuulest Viidud & Ülle Kuriks - not passed          

3. Herr Ranger Ani & Bronislav Škaperin - BH passed    
4. Juger Edelweiss Nochnoy Forsazh & Julia Knut - BH passed 

5. Fredi & Marika Reinol - BH passed        
6. La Roche v. Elberfeld & Andrei Hramtsov - BH passed

7. Margman Tabata & Marelle Muru - BH passed   
8. Ramiro von Aducht & Aleksander Kuzin - BH passed   

9. Leek Demon Marendeila & Marelle Papli - BH passed  
10.Sunntoya's Cassandra & Jaanika Aruaas - didn't participate  

11.Juger Edelweiss Nenagljadnaya Moya & Julia Knut  - BH passed       
12.Euphoria Kircholm Blum & Kadi Ebras - BH passed

Congratulations who passed the test!

BH test results 29.06.2016

BH test - a companion dog test

Time: 29th June 2016 at 18.00

Place: Harjumaa, Keila

Obedience field: Ipson training field, Keila

City test: Rõõmu Supermarket parking site, Keila

Judge: Urve Lageda

Organizer: Estonian Search Dogs Club

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Photo Margot Luukas


1             Aronchupa Angel Amour Muse Sav San & Maire 
               Õunmaa - BH passed        
2             Heleros Tex Tiger & Einar Hansing - BH passed        
3             Sculpadog Ahora Mismo & Teus Tijsseling -
               BH passed        
4             Imzedrifts Fiona & Merike Kungla - BH passed          
5             Toberoi Etna & Leelet Kivioja - BH passed   
6             Cattlepark’s Hellcat & Karin Lassmann - BH passed 
7             Tallivahdin Intensiv & Andres Palk - BH passed          
8             Mainspring Teddy & Kaire Lang -
               BH passed                             
9             Saturain Quantum of Solace ja Katrin Laaniste -
               BH passed 
10           Margman Xairos-Cato ja Ilona Soots - BH passed       
11           Erin Debbie-Ann & Kai Turgulainen - BH passed
12           Iznogood Hit N Heel & Ove Laars - BH passed
13           Kati ja Pille Ambur - failed         
14           Rogerweik Christmas Tree ja Ülle Kalda - failed

Some photos can be found here!

Congratulations to all who passed the test and many thanks to our judge!

Int. IPO-R Rubble Competition in Sweden

On 7 and 8 May 2016, in Sweden Lidköping, at the International IPO-R competition in rubble search Kadri Viljalo and Perri achieved a result RH-T B with 288 points and grade "excellent", which ensured in a tight competition the 3rd place! The judge was Leif Sundberg from Sweden. Congratulations for the excellent performance!

All results of the competition can be found here!

Pictures about the competition are here!

Photos by Mihkel Rikas

FH and A-test results 29.11.2015

FH and A-test (IPO-A) tracking tests

Time: 29 of November 2015 at 10.15

Place: Tuula-Ääsmäe Road, Saue Parish, Harjumaa

Judge: Mari Oblikas

Organizer club: Estonian Search Dogs Club

Head organizer: Marelle Muru


Class Dog Breed Dog Handler Points Grade Result
A-1 Cherny Ritsar Geniy Va'leson ROT Merlin Kanter 80 good A-1
A-1 Amy's White Rose von den Hohenheimer Herdern HOLLS Margot Luukas 77 satisfactory A-1
A-1 Katherina's Land Some Marathon AT Inger Kuus -



FH1 Perri MIX Kadri Viljalo 85 good FH1
FH1 Margman Wildfire Wanda GSD Monika Rusing 32



FH2 Sacraal Hart Leska MAL Teus Tijsseling 84 good FH2

Just a few pictures were taken by Mihkel Rikas, photos can be seen here!

The Dog and Dog Handler of the Year 2015

Photo by Mihkel Rikas

The Volunteer Reserve Rescue Team has awarded Kris Heinsoo with a dog Ruppert with the honorary prize "The Dog and Dog Handler of the Year 2015"