Working Dogs


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Working Dogs

Working dogs on farm.

Working dogs must be registered. They include:

  • Dogs primarily used for herding or driving stock
  • Disability assist dogs (see link below)
  • Police dogs
  • Custom dogs
  • Conservation dogs

See disability assist dogs

If you consider your dog is used solely or principally for herding or driving stock, you will need to apply for working dog status. Complete the working dog status form below.

An Animal Control officer will contact you and arrange to see your dog working. See the link below for Dog Control Act Legislation - interpretation of what a working dog is.

Go to Dog Control Act Legislation