Last week Chris Terpstra and his search and rescue dog Ferdinand were interviewed on Q13 Fox about the hundreds of hours of training they had to take before becoming a search and rescue dog team.
Fergie, an 10-1/2-year-old Labrador Retriever, has been on the Snohomish County Volunteer Search & Rescue K9 Team since he was 1-year-old. He goes with his Chris on several SAR missions per year and has had multiple live-saving finds including two kids in Lynnwood.
In 2014 alone, Fergie accumulated over 500 hours of search & rescue work in 2014 on 24 missions including multiple days searching for survivors after the Oso mudslide.
Fergie was nominated for an American Humane Association Hero Dog Award earlier this year.
Here’s their interview on Q13 Fox. I love how Fergie wags his tail every time someone mentions his name.