Search and rescue dog Bryn awarded PDSA Order of Merit

Bryn, our extraordinary search and rescue dog has been honoured by leading vet charity PDSA for his devotion to duty in some of the world’s most challenging regions.

Border Collie Bryn becomes the latest recipient of the prestigious PDSA Order of Merit - the animals' OBE.  Bryn’s award is in recognition of his exemplary service as a search and rescue dog, working with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and UK’s International Search and Rescue Team.

Dedicated and exemplary search dog

Commenting on the award his handler Steve Buckley said: "Bryn has been a dedicated and exemplary search dog throughout his career.  He never wavered from his mission and those working with him had complete faith in his detection skills.  His skills have been used to set training standards across the world.

"Dogs like Bryn only come along once in a lifetime and I’m incredibly lucky to have worked beside him for the past 11 years.  Receiving the PDSA Order of Merit is a fitting end to his distinguished career. I am so proud of him."

The PDSA Order of Merit recognises animals that display outstanding acts of devotion above and beyond normal companionship. It also recognises animal acts which represent the special relationship that exists between animals and humans. Bryn is the seventh canine recipient of the honour, which has been awarded 17 times since its institution in 2014.

For more information about the award visit - PDSA Order of Merit (opens in new window)

For more information about Bryn visit - Bryn puts away his passport

Last updated: Monday 13 August 2018

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