A family dog whose garden games turned into a mission to save lives, has been nominated in a UK-wide Super Dog search.
Floss, the six-year-old border collie, has been nominated for recognition for her incredible search skills and her drive to work under the most challenging circumstances.
Owner Ralph O’Connor, from Newcastle, Co Down, revealed how Floss, the dog he bought as a family pet, showed her star quality as a pup obsessed with ball games.
Now she is the most highly qualified volunteer search and rescue dog in the British Isles and the only reward she seeks is a game of fetch with a tennis ball.
In 2019, her nose for a scent led to the rescue of a woman who had suffered a head injury and was