Poppy is an 8 year old Tri Coloured Collie. She lives with her handler James and family in North Devon. Poppy has worked closely with HM Coastguard being a coastal region but is a Member of Exmoor Mountain Rescue Team.
Poppy started training at 14 weeks and took plenty of time training though the stages of SARDA finally grading in 2012. Poppy loves walks on the beach with her 2 best Friends Olivia and Archie and is well loved as a family pet as well. She has worked several recent high profile call outs but her most memorable was being sent to the Scilly Isles in 2015 for 4 days.
Poppy loves to work with James her handler and its all about the fun game of hide and seek with the body. She works for a squeaky toy that is always well hidden on the body…but no matter where they hid, she will always find them!
Poppy has been on Television demonstrating her skills for the children BBC production of Hero Squad where she found fame very much suited her!
In 2017 Poppy is looking forward to the Winter Mountain skills in Scotland where she will learn some new skills involving avalanche rescue.