Barbara Benz joined Chesapeake Search Dogs in December 2016 and is in both the Flanker and K9 Handler Training programs with the team. Barbara has three grown children and lives in Ellicott City with her husband Mark and their German Shepherd, Zeppelin. After her retirement from sales management, Barbara spends her time working at a bakery, volunteer gardening, and training her K9.
Zeppelin is a German Shepherd Dog with endless energy who is currently in training with the team as an Air Scent K9. When not training, Zepplin enjoys long hikes and loves to play.