Keeping a pet

How many dogs can I keep?

There are rules about how many dogs can be kept on properties in the area.  If you plan to keep more than one dog, it is recommended that you check if you need a permit.

You can apply to keep additional dogs if certain conditions are met, and there are special circumstances where extra dogs are allowed.

Learn more about how many dogs you can keep.


Restricted breeds

Some types of dogs are known as restricted or prescribed breeds. 

There are important rules about how these dogs are kept and bred. 

Penalties for keeping restricted dogs without meeting the legal responsibilities for them are severe.

Find out about restricted breeds.