Restricted Dogs and Working Dogs
The following dogs are restricted dogs for the purposes of the Companion Animals Act 1998:
- American pit bull terrier or pit bull terrier
- Japanese Tosa
- Dogo Argentino
- Fila Brasileiro
- Any dog declared by a Council to be a restricted dog.
Owners of restricted dogs are obliged to comply with the same responsibilities as owners of dangerous dogs.
All working dogs residing within town limits must be microchipped and lifetime registered.
A working dog is defined as a dog used primarily for the purpose of droving, tending, working or protecting stock, and includes a dog being trained as a working dog.