Some dogs have the ability to rescue victims trapped in buildings toppled by natural disasters.

Hero Dogs: These are the 10 breeds of adorable dog that make perfect search and rescue dogs - including the loving Labrador ๐Ÿ•

These canines have the perfect range of attributes for the serious job of finding people who have run into trouble.

Thursday, 28th July 2022, 12:10 pm

While dogs make amazing pets โ€“ as a huge number of us can attest to, having decided to welcome many new pups into our homes over the last couple of years, with Kennel Club figures showing dog ownership to soar by nearly eight percent over the global pandemic โ€“ they also have important jobs to do.

For example, their day jobs can range from herding sheep to guiding blind and partially-sighted people about their daily lives.

Whatโ€™s more, they are also experts at finding people โ€“ whether itโ€™s criminals trying to evade arrest or the victims of natural disasters. There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so thereโ€™s plenty of thinking to do before you select your familyโ€™s latest addition.

Thereโ€™s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Corenโ€™s book โ€˜The Intelligence of Dogsโ€™ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

These are the 10 breeds that make the best search and rescue dogs.

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