Detecting and Deterring Drugs in Shetland

The Dogs

All of our dogs are registered with the Kennel Club and their bloodlines can be traced back for five generations, many of which are lines from working and champion gundogs. This ensures optimal health and happiness for our teammates.

Our dogs have learned one of the hardest disciplines available to a detection dog. They are loyal, hardworking and will always ask their handler for help when they need it.

All of our Dogs are ‘Dual Purpose Drug Detection Dogs’, trained to find illegal drugs carried on people as well as in areas.


Date of birth: 11th September 2015

Registered name: “Castleside Aurora”

Our largest and strongest dog. Axel is a very driven, focused and determined search dog.

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Blade - Retired

Now retired, Blade is pictured here with his award in recognition of 9 years service to Dogs Against Drugs and Shetland upon his retirement. View Photos


Date of birth: 7th June 2021

Registered name: ‘Hazy Highlander’

Breed: English springer spaniel

Colour: Liver and white

Bravo is bold, confident and keen to work. He loves being rewarded with treats and cuddles from his handler Megan.

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Date of birth: 11th March 2018

Registered name: ‘Kenaiteen Menorca’

Breed: Labrador retriever

Colour: Black

Oscar is our youngest labrador, he is very kind natured and sociable whilst also being a highly successful search dog.

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Thor - Retired

Date of birth: 21st August 2014

Registered name: “Castleside Eclipse”

Now retired, Thor is pictured here with his award in recognition of 9 years loyal service to Dogs Against Drugs and Shetland.

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Buzz - Shetland's First Drug Dog (Retired)

The charity’s first drug dog. Read More