Floss

SuperDog Category Finalist

Floss

Floss is a qualified Search dog with the Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North. She is qualified as a Mountain, urban, collapsed Structure Search dog and is the most qualified dog in the UK and Ireland in this specialist Search work.

In August 2019 after a vulnerable lady went missing from the local hospital, the police and family were very concerned as this was totally out of character.  The voluntary SARDA IN – search dog team were called in to help with their search dogs on the fourth day the lady was missing. Floss was called in to help with her handler Raph. After 10 mins searching in an isolated rural area, Floss located the lady unconscious and barely alive. She brought the handler to her location where the lady was successfully extracted and survived her ordeal after many weeks in hospital recovering. This was truly a life-saving event by Floss and shows how important her work and the service of search dogs provides to the wider community.

It takes on average 1000 voluntary training hours to train a search dog to gain this exceptionally high standard and Floss just loves what she does🐾🐾

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Mrs Lindsey Morrow
Mrs Lindsey Morrow
7 months ago

This is just a wee message on behalf of carol gray the lady whos life Floss saved. Im Carols daughter and arrived just as Floss found her I wish i could have given Floss the biggest hug. Carol is very aware if it wasnt for floss she wouldnt be here Floss is a hero in all our eyes and we wish you all the luck on the award x

Debbie
Debbie
7 months ago

Floss is a life saver and a superdog whether she wins or not (but I hope she does!)

Mary McCorry
Mary McCorry
7 months ago

Truly a superdog. How fortunate are we to have floss here in (NI) as part of sar and not only here but much further afield . She certainly deserves to win for services to humanity

Jonathan Sterritt
7 months ago

I’ve met Floss on several occasions with my camera and it is absolutely amazing the amount of effort and training that goes on behind the scenes with these dogs to turn them into super heroes but at the same time they are loyal and loving pets 😀🐶
Floss definitely deserves to be the 2021 Superdog 👌

Susan Louise Rodgers
Susan Louise Rodgers
7 months ago

Floss is a superstar. She absolutely deserves to win.

White Jennifer
White Jennifer
7 months ago

Floss certainly is a super dog and deserves to win the title for 2021

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  White Jennifer

Thanks Jennifer🐾🐾

Pauline Leathem
Pauline Leathem
7 months ago

Good Luck Floss what an amazing dog!!! Raph she is an absolute credit to you and we are so lucky to have her looking out for others

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North

Thank you Pauline🐾🐾

David
David
7 months ago

Totally remarkable that Floss is the only reason why this lady is alive and well today 👏 deserving of this award….outstanding Floss😀

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  David

Thank you so much for the lovely comment David🐾🐾

Michelle
Michelle
7 months ago

Incredible story Raph O. All them hours in the Mournes definitely paid off.. Good luck to you & Floss.

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Michelle

Thank for your comment Michelle🐾🐾

Hubert Speers
Hubert Speers
8 months ago

floss is always going to be a winner, great dog.

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Hubert Speers

Thank you Hubert🐾🐾

Val
Val
8 months ago

Just love you Floss after hearing about you on the radio Saturday morning. I hope I have voted for you, voting instructions not clear. You have mine anyway. Good luck Floss

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Val

Thank you Val for the very nice comment and for supporting our Floss🐾🐾

Una Hegarty
Una Hegarty
8 months ago

Good luck Floss. I heard all about you on radio Ulster this am and feel you should definitely win this award. Dogs like you truly very special.

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Una Hegarty

Glad you were able to listen to The John Toal Show(Radio Ulster) yesterday Una and thanks for your comment🐾🐾

CAROLINE WATTON
CAROLINE WATTON
8 months ago

Good luck floss, you do an amazing job

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North

Thanks for your comment Caroline🐾🐾

Karen Dyson
Karen Dyson
8 months ago

Good luck Floss – amazing dog! ☘️🐾

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Karen Dyson

Thank you Karen, we’re very proud of her 🐾🐾

Diane Gibson
Diane Gibson
8 months ago

What a truly amazing dog! Best of luck in the competition 👏

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Diane Gibson

Thanks Diane🐾🐾

Cully
Cully
8 months ago

Floss is a phenomenal dog that has many accomplishments from locating countless people that were missing to being the number 1 most qualified search dog in the whole of the united kingdom. With all my heart I hope floss wins as she is a beautiful and incredible being 🐶

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Cully

Thank you for your lovely comments Cully🐾🐾

Michelle
Michelle
8 months ago

Good luck 🤞 Floss

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Michelle

Thanks Michelle 🐾🐾

J Smyth
J Smyth
8 months ago

Good luck Floss – you’re amazing and deserve the win
I’ve had 2 Border Collie crosses who would do anything for a game of fetch 💖

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  J Smyth

Thanks J 🐾🐾

Patsy Curry
Patsy Curry
8 months ago

Floss would be a deserving winner in this category. Her intelligence loyalty and willingness to learn have been of great benefit to our community. Good luck Floss much appreciated.

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Patsy Curry

Thanks Patsy🐾🐾

Chloe Rice
Chloe Rice
8 months ago

Good luck Floss, you’ve definitely got my vote. What an incredibly important job you do and an absolute credit to your owner. Hoping you win 🙏

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Chloe Rice

Thank you Chloe🐾🐾

Denise Thompson
Denise Thompson
8 months ago

I really hope Floss wins! Such a special, clever dog! Good luck Floss!

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North

Thank you Denise for your comment 🐾🐾

Craig Annette
Craig Annette
8 months ago

Good luck floss. You truly deserve it! Got the honour of meeting you a few years ago and have to say you just stole my heart xx 🙏🙏🙏🙏

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Craig Annette

Hello and thank you for your lovely comment Craig from Floss🐾🐾

Wood Jacquie
Wood Jacquie
8 months ago

Good luck Floss

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Wood Jacquie

Thanks Jacquie 🐾🐾

Anne Gordon
Anne Gordon
8 months ago

Floss is a dog with a very important job!! Floss is an absolute credit to her owner Raph…. They are the dream team…. She has proven how capable she is many times over….. she definitely gets my vote ❤️❤️❤️

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Anne Gordon

Thanks for your lovely comment Anne🐾🐾

Emma McBride
Emma McBride
8 months ago

True Hero is Flossy, saving lives and all she wants is you to throw the ball 🐾🐾❤

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Emma McBride

Thanks for your comment Emma ⚽️ 🐾🐾

Patsy mcdaniel
Patsy mcdaniel
8 months ago

Floss is an excellent dog. Good luck

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Patsy mcdaniel

Thanks Patsy🐾🐾

Margarete Motyl
Margarete Motyl
8 months ago

All the best Floss from Stuttgart!
Hope you win!!!

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North

Sending you well wishes from Ireland Margarete and hello to everyone in Stuttgart🐾🐾

Patsy mcdaniel
Patsy mcdaniel
8 months ago
Jean Murnin
Jean Murnin
8 months ago

All the best Floss. An exceptional dog. X

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Jean Murnin

Thank you for your lovely comment Jean🐾🐾

Clare Dillon
Clare Dillon
8 months ago

Floss has proved that she is an exceptional dog. She is a highly skilled mountain rescue dog and has been trained superbly by her owner Raph. Floss is deserving of this fabulous award. Floss has saved a life, and continues to practice her lifesaving skills under the guidance and expert training of her owner, Raph. Wishing Floss and Raph best wishes and continued success for their future . A true partnership !.

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Clare Dillon

Thanks Clare🐾🐾

Clare Dillon
Clare Dillon
8 months ago
Diane O'Hare
8 months ago

☘️ best of luck…Floss☘️

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Diane O'Hare

Thank you Diane🐾🐾

Damien Fitzpatrick
Damien Fitzpatrick
8 months ago

An amazing and very talented dog. Good luck

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North

Thanks Damien🐾🐾

Anita O Hare
Anita O Hare
8 months ago

Good Luck Floos such an amazing dog 🤞

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Anita O Hare

Thanks Anita🐾🐾

Roisin Burden
Roisin Burden
8 months ago

Good luck floss , no amount of money nor appreciation could come close to the joy of you saving peoples lives and reuniting them with their loved ones 💕 your one in a millionaire Floss 💕

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Roisin Burden

Thank you Roisin for your very kind words 🐾🐾

Anita O Hare
Anita O Hare
8 months ago

Good Luck Floss , what a fantastic dog, well deserved 🤞🤞

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Anita O Hare

Thanks for your comment Anita🐾🐾

Mary McEvoy
Mary McEvoy
8 months ago

Fabulous Floss , she’s some dog for 1 dog🐾🐾

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Mary McEvoy

Thank you Mary🐾🐾

Mary Gibney
Mary Gibney
8 months ago

Good luck floss you are a lifesaver

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Mary Gibney

Thank you Mary🐾🐾

martell kennedy
martell kennedy
8 months ago

best of luck floss fantastic and an invaluable service you provide

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North

Thanks Martell🐾🐾

Joan Burden
Joan Burden
8 months ago

Good luck Floss..you are amazing 😍j

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Joan Burden

Thank you Joan🐾🐾

Marie O'Connor
Marie O'Connor
8 months ago

Good Luck to an amazing dog and trainer truly deserve to be in the final

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Marie O'Connor

Thanks for your comment Marie🐾🐾

Esther
Esther
8 months ago

All the best Floss! Fantastic, talented and beautiful search dog! Hope you win!!!

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Esther

Thank you Esther🐾🐾

Tanya
Tanya
8 months ago

Good luck Floss, we all feel safer knowing you can be called upon to help save lives! You would be a very deserving winner x

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Tanya

Thanks for your lovely comment Tanya🐾🐾

Catherine Morgan
Catherine Morgan
8 months ago

What an amazing dog floss is! Truly a super dooper dog!

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North

Thank you Catherine🐾🐾

Audrey MacDonald
Audrey MacDonald
8 months ago

Best of luck Floss, a true hero!

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North

Thanks Audrey🐾🐾

Derek Crawford
Derek Crawford
8 months ago

Good luck Floss from Australia and thank you and the team for saving my Aunts life never will be forgotten 👏❤️

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Derek Crawford

Thanks for your lovely comment Derek and hello to you and the family in Australia 🐾🐾

Ashlie Graham
Ashlie Graham
8 months ago

Good luck floss you truly are a lifesaver 🐾⭐️

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Ashlie Graham

Thank you Ashlie🐾🐾

Ray
Ray
8 months ago

Super dog🐾 and life saver!!

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Ray

Thanks Ray🐾🐾

Pamela Steele
Pamela Steele
8 months ago

Good Luck Floss, you would be a very worthy winner x

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Pamela Steele

That’s very nice of you Pamela, thank you 🐾🐾

Janet Conlon
Janet Conlon
8 months ago

Fabulous work Floss , from rescue to rescuing 👏👏👏

Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North
Reply to  Janet Conlon

Thanks for your comment Janet🐾🐾

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