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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, you can get a discount on your annual registration fee.

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

We will ask to see documentation when you register with us if your dog is an official security or pest control animal.

If your dog is used for herding or driving stock, we may ask to see your dog performing this function.

Complete a working dog declaration

 By post

Animal Administration

  Auckland Council

  Private Bag 92300

  Auckland 1142

 In person

Bring the completed form to any of our libraries with council services.

 By email

Print and complete the form. Scan the completed form and email it to:

Exemption from microchipping

Working dogs that herd or drive stock do not have to be microchipped unless they:

  • are classified as menacing or dangerous
  • have been impounded.

Working dogs that are a menacing or dangerous breed and used for security or pest control need to be de-sexed and microchipped.

For more information, see Microchip your dog.

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