It seems like many people take for granted the incredible skill and talent that it takes to be a search and rescue dog. These dogs are agile, smart, resourceful, and extremely disciplined. It takes a combination of good dog breeding, good dog training, and a handler who will do what it takes to make the dog the best it can be. Police, military, and search and rescue teams count on their canine partners to save lives and catch criminals, so they need the absolute best of the best. Here is a guide to the work that goes into providing the best dogs for those tasks.