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Auckland Council

Working dogs

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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 micro-chipping

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

For more information, see Micro-chip your dog.