The Canadian Search Dog Association, previously The RCMP Civilian Search Dog Association, has displayed in our crest our motto: “Fide Canem” which is latin for “Trust the Dog”. It is a fundamental rule in canine search and rescue and usually the very first thing a new handler learns.
Our crest design represents the respect we feel for our canine partners and the pride we feel in being Canadian and serving our communities. The base on which the dog stands strong, symbolizes those individuals that worked to make this association the respected organization it is. Built on a foundation of professionalism, integrity and honor, their efforts carry us into the future.