We specialise in rescue dogs

Around 100,000 people are reported as missing every year in Germany!

Many of them were lost, had an accident, or experienced health problems when walking through forests. They are often elderly people and many of them are children (approximately 40,000) and most of them have one thing in common: they find themselves in potentially life-threatening situations that they can’t get out of themselves.

We can help


We are mourning the loss of our long-time president and honorary president Dr. Helmut Haller,

who passed away unexpectedly on October 9th 2020

The BRH at a glance

Rescue dog squadrons 89
Active members 2.001
Passive members 626
Promoting members > 151.500
Rescue Dogs 1.200 in training
Tested dogs 721
Application alarming 915
Total missions 645
Person found by the BRH 7%

89 squadrons with one task

BRH national associations on site

  • Baden-Württemberg
  • Bavaria
  • Berlin
  • Brandenburg
  • Hamburg
  • Hesse
  • Lower Saxony
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Saarland
  • Saxony
  • Saxony-Anhalt
  • Schleswig-Holstein
  • Thuringia


: TCRH Hünxe: International cooperation with SAR dog handlers of fire service Taiwan

Since the devastating earthquake in Taiwan, the German SAR Dog Association and the fire services of Taiwan have worked together in training SAR dogs for urban disaster searches, wilderness area searches and trailing problems

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