Noggin PortraitNoggin is a Belgian Malinois that was born in January of 2006, and she began training in Human Remains Detection at five months old. She has attended over 20 Human Remains training seminars across the country, a few of which include Network of Canine Detection Services (NOCDS), The Alliance of Search K-9s (TASK), National Narcotics and Drug Detection Association (NNDDA), Arkansas Annual SAR Working Dog, Randy Hare’s Focused Scenting, and continual training with Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF1). In addition to Search Dog Network, she was a state asset for TX-TF1 from March 2008-September 2011, and is currently an asset for the Brazos Valley Child Abduction Response Team and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Human Remains certifications/affiliations include:

Certifications with K-9 Noggin:

  • NNDDA (National Narcotic Detection Dog Association) Human Remains land and water in December 2006
  • NASAR (National Association of Search and Rescue) Human Remains land standard in May 2007
  • The Alliance of Search K-9s (TASK) in August 2007
  • Passed HR Network of Canine Detection Services (NOCDS) evaluation Oct. 2007
  • SUSAR National US&R Response System Type II Disaster Recovery Canine March 2009
  • IPWDA (International Police Work Dog Association), Advanced Cadaver Search Ceertification, Straus Ranch, Bexar County, Texas, Passed March 3, 2010
  • Resource for National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Search Dog Network, Type I Water Certification, Passed Sept. 20, 2008, September 4, 2009, and July 13, 2010
  • IPWDA  (International Police Work Dog Association) Water Recovery Certification March 3, 2011
  • IPWDA  (International Police Work Dog Association) Basic Cadaver Search Certification, Canyon Lake , TX, March 22, 2012

Human Remains Recovery missions:

*multiple missions

  • Burnett, Texas
  • Leon County
  • Brazos County, Texas *
  • Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas (3 days)
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Temple, Texas *
  • Fannin County, Texas
  • Travis County, Texas *
  • Canyon Lake, Texas *
  • Twin Buttes Reservoir, San Angelo, Texas
  • Caldwell, Texas
  • Gonzales, Texas
  • Lewisville, Texas
  • Brenham, Texas
  • New Braunfels, Texas
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Joplin, Missouri
  • Somerville, Texas *
  • Lake Bryan, Texas *
  • Hillsboro, Texas
  • Ft. Hood, Texas
  • Ennis, Texas
  • San Saba, Texas
  • Jarrell, Texas
  • Buckholts, Texas
  • Georgetown, Texas
  • Iola, Texas


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