Working dogs do not have to be microchipped or registered for life however it is encouraged.
A working dog is defined in Section 3 of the Act as a dog used primarily for the purpose of droving, tending, working or protecting stock, and this also includes a dog being trained as a working dog.
Farm working dogs are exempt from microchipping and registration requirements, however these dogs are valuable animals and owners are encouraged to have their dogs microchipped and registered for the dogs' own protection.
If you do wish to register and microchip a working dog the same fees apply as per the fees and charges section of this web site.
Impounded working dogs must be microchipped and registered for life prior to release from the pound.