in the United Kingdom recounts that “there was a reported incident in the winter of 1937/38 during an avalanche search. A rescue teammember’s dog accompanying the search, showed continued interest in one particular place, which had already been probed and eventually began to bark. After re-probing at this location, the victim was found alive. This incident led to a Swiss dog training expert to train four Alsatians to search for avalanche victims and these were then presented to the Swiss Army.” Search and rescue dogs were also used to find people missing in the rubble during the London Blitz in World War II. Further techniques were utilized to train these dogs until they developed into the search and rescue animals that we know today. The twentieth century also saw the further development of the role of police dogs. These animals began to be used not just for

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