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Dog Classifications

Assistance Dog Classification

Guide Dog

  1. a guide dog as defined by the Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs Act 1967; or
  2. a dog training to be a guide dog 

Hearing Dog

  1. a hearing dog as defined by the Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs Act 1967; or
  2. a dog training to be a hearing dog

 

Hunting Dog Classification

A dog use to flush game: -

"approved hunting dog" means a hunting dog that, immediately before 1 July 2011, has been tattooed by an approved organisation with a tattoo that identifies the dog as being a part of that organisation.

 

Working Dog Classification

A dog used principally for the following.

1.    droving or tending stock:- 

  • Australian Cattle Dog (Red Heeler and Blue Heeler);
  • Australian Kelpie;
  • Australian Shepherd;
  • Huntaway;
  • Smithfield;
  • Maremma Sheepdog;
  • Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog;
  • Border Collie;

 2.    detecting illegal substances:-

  • German shepherds;
  • Beagles;
  • Labradors

3.    searching, tracking or rescuing:-

  • German shepherds;
  • Beagles;
  • Labradors

 4.    working with police officers:- 

  • German shepherds;
  • Beagles;
  • Labradors
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