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Svetlana Manakova

Canine Handler / Trainer / Dog Sports Competitor / World Champion / IPO-R Judge Candidate

Canine Search Specialist (US) / Search Tech (UK) / Rescuer and Canine Specialist (RUS)

 

Certified and operational SAR K9 Handler with 13 years of experience in national and int’l deployments

SAR K9 evaluator (Russia)

IPO-R (FCI/RKF) judge candidate (Russia)

 

Multiple Champion of national and international SAR K9 competitions (2013 – to date).

 

Recent ones to include:

World Champion IPO-R (area search) FCI World Championship, Romania, 2021

6th place IPO-R (rubble search) FCI World Championship, Italy, 2022

11th place IPO-R (rubble search) IRO World Championship, Romania, 2022

3rd place IPO-R (avalanche search) IRO event, Austria, 2023

1st place IPO-R (area search) IRO event, Türkiye, 2023

4th place IPO-R (rubble search) IRO event, Belgium, 2023

Qualification IPO-R (area search) IRO World Championship, Austria, 2023

 

Having and training dogs since 1989. Have started K9 career in dog rescue/rehab/fostering/rehoming. Have gotten diverse practical experience. In mid 2000s started to be interested in various dog sports.

 

Doing SAR since 2011 (Live Find, HRD, detection, tracking, trailing). Certified first personal SAR K9 in 2012 nationally (Russia), in 2013 certified under IPO-R standards (Ukraine). Successfully competing in IPO-

R (2013 – to date). Have trained many SAR dogs and handlers for IPO-R and SAR mission-ready.

 

Certified rescuer, 3rd class mountaineer, canine specialist (Russia, 2012-2022).

Team Leader for IPO-R at IRO and FCI (Russia, 2013-2021).

Launched IPO-R discipline (Russia, 2014).

Search Tech (UK, 2019).

Canine Search Specialist with K9 Afie (CE LF) FL TF4 (US, 2023).

 

Have been deployed numerous times at wilderness searches and USAR missions (nationally and internationally).

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