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Working dogs

Working dogs are dogs used for herding or driving stock, security or pest control.

​Lower registration fee for working dogs

If your dog is a working dog, the annual registration fee is discounted.

You need to sign a declaration that your dog is used for this purpose.

We might ask to see your dog performing its specified functions.

Declaration of a working dog

Complete the Declaration of a working dog form:

Send it to:

Animal Administration

  Auckland Council

  Private Bag 92300

  Auckland 1142

Alternatively, you can save and email your completed form to us or bring it into any of our service centres.

Exemption from microchipping

Working dogs do not have to be microchipped unless they are classified as menacing or dangerous or have been impounded.

For more information, see Microchip your dog.

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