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Guard Dogs


Requirements for Guard Dogs under Section 45D of the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995:

  • must be microchipped;
  • must be kept indoors or in an enclosure that is constructed so as to prevent the dog escaping from it;
  • must, at all times, wear a fluorescent red and yellow collar obtained from the council.
  • must, except while confined to premises of which the person who is responsible for the control of the dog is the occupier, be under the effective control of a person by means of physical restraint;
  • warning signs must be prominently displayed at all entrances to premises where the dog is usually kept warning people that an attack trained dog, a guard dog or patrol dog (as the case may be) is kept on the premises.

Section 45D Information Sheet