Pauline Blomfield

Founder and Director of K9 Medical Detection NZ

With a passion for dogs spanning over thirty five years, Pauline is the author of three children’s dog safety books, a dog safety advocate and public speaker with a special interest in canine genetics and behaviour. For many years she taught domestic dog obedience for which was awarded a Life Membership. Along with her German shepherd, Blaze, Pauline trained in tracking and search work. They were also involved in canine therapy in rest homes and hospice. Always keen to learn more, Pauline has attended numerous conferences and seminars by International professional dog handlers, scientists and animal behaviourists.

Driven by the belief that we can all make a positive difference, and touched by the heart-felt stories shared by people who had lost a loved one, Pauline formed the K9 Medical Detection NZ Charitable Trust. Armed with her vast experience and the knowledge that the use of dogs for early non-invasive medical detection was successfully practiced overseas, she set out on a two year journey of endless meetings, emails, phone calls and coffee, (lots of coffee) in an effort to engage support for her vision.

Motivated by her love and respect for dogs, and a strong belief that a dog’s incredible sense of smell could be used as a non-invasive diagnostic tool in medicine, Pauline drew together a professional team and set up the infrastructure that is now K9 Medical Detection NZ. She will manage the K9MD programme and lead the puppy development section.

In what little spare time she has, Pauline can be found walking the beach or on her lifestyle block with her NZ Heading dog, Jazz.

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