Registration and registration fees

34 Dogs register

(1)

Every territorial authority shall keep a register of all dogs registered with it under this Act.

(2)

The register shall contain the following information in respect of each dog:

(a)

the full name, date of birth, and address of the owner of the dog:

(b)

the address at which the dog is ordinarily kept:

(c)

a description of the dog, which may include the breed, colour, and any distinguishing marks:

(d)

the age of the dog:

(da)

whether the dog is a working dog within the meaning of paragraph (b)(ii) of the definition of working dog in section 2:

(e)

whether the dog is classified as a dangerous dog under section 31:

(ea)

whether the dog is classified as a menacing dog under section 33A or section 33C and the relevant provision under which the classification is made:

(f)

the sex of the dog, including whether the dog is neutered or not:

(g)

a description of any tattoo, or the unique identifier of any microchip transponder, that provides permanent identification of the dog:

(h)

the registration number of the collar, label, or disc issued for that dog:

(i)

such other relevant information as the territorial authority considers necessary for the purposes of this Act.

(2A)

A territorial authority may include in the register any information referred to in subsection (2) in relation to any dog—

(a)

that has previously been, but is not currently, registered with it; or

(b)

that is known or believed to be kept in its district.

(3)

The territorial authority shall provide a sufficient number of places in its district, and, if necessary outside its district, at which dogs may be registered.

(4)

There must be kept at every place of registration—

(a)

a supply of labels or discs numbered consecutively and marked with the name of the district and the year for which they are issued; and

(b)

a supply of specially marked collars, labels, or discs identifying dogs exempt from microchip implantation under section 36(1A).

(5)

There shall also be kept for sale at every place of registration a supply of dog collars.

(6)

A territorial authority may comply with this section by entering the required information directly into the national dog control information database referred to in section 35A.

Compare: 1982 No 42 s 35(1)–(3), (6), (7)

Section 34(2)(a): amended, on 28 June 2006, by section 15(1) of the Dog Control Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 23).

Section 34(2)(da): inserted, on 28 June 2006, by section 15(2) of the Dog Control Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 23).

Section 34(2)(ea): inserted, on 1 December 2003, by section 22(1) of the Dog Control Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 119).

Section 34(2)(g): substituted, on 1 December 2003, by section 22(2) of the Dog Control Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 119).

Section 34(2A): inserted, on 28 June 2006, by section 15(3) of the Dog Control Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 23).

Section 34(4): substituted, on 28 June 2006, by section 15(4) of the Dog Control Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 23).

Section 34(6): substituted, on 7 July 2004, by section 13 of the Dog Control Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 61).