Target Species

Target species are animals, plants, fungi or other species that our dogs are working on. The dogs of our members are trained to detect the following species:



Wölfe (© Felix Böcker)
Wolfs (© Felix Böcker)
Western Capercaillie (© Julia Taubmann)

Amphibians and Reptiles

  • Fire Salamander (Salamandra salamandra)
  • Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus)
  • Tortoises (different species)
  • Sand Lizard (Lacerta agilis)
Fire Salamander © Nora Wuttke


  • Asian Long-horned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)
  • Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius)
  • Hermit Beetle (Osmoderma eremita)
  • Grasshoppers (different species)


  • Gehölzpathogene Baumpilze
  • Truffles


  • Ambrosia (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

Some of our members are already working with their dogs within official projects, scientific works, ecological consulting or Monitoring or currently in training.

To know more about the target species please follow the links.

Several pages are still in progress.