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The annual award ceremony “Best Dogs of Russia” took place in Moscow.
In the nomination “Best Service Dog – Rescuer of Russia” the winner was the dog Akai, who has been serving in the EMERCOM of Russia for about 8 years. The dog works in tandem with a class 2 rescuer of the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s search and rescue team in the Kaliningrad region, Alexander Alexandrov, who in 2020 became the best rescuer-dog handler of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
Akai is a border collie dog. He was born in 2013. In 2020, Akai took part in 32 search and rescue operations, his main specialization is searching for people in the forest. So, once Abai helped to find women with a child lost in the forest in a swampy area, whom they had been looking for for 2 days already. During this time, the lost have gone far enough, and the evacuation took place by helicopter.
The dog is certified to work with two dog handlers, which means that it can fully perform its functions with each of them. It is worth noting that this breed is very quickly trainable, and is considered the most intelligent among dogs.
Recall that the competition “Best Dogs of Russia” has been held in the country since 2017. The best dog handlers of law enforcement agencies with service dogs take part in it.
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