Requirements for Guard Dogs under Section 45D of the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995:
- must be microchipped;
- must be kept indoors or in an enclosure that is constructed so as to prevent the dog escaping from it;
- must, at all times, wear a fluorescent red and yellow collar obtained from the council.
- must, except while confined to premises of which the person who is responsible for the control of the dog is the occupier, be under the effective control of a person by means of physical restraint;
- warning signs must be prominently displayed at all entrances to premises where the dog is usually kept warning people that an attack trained dog, a guard dog or patrol dog (as the case may be) is kept on the premises.
Section 45D Information Sheet