Welcome to the New Zealand Police Dog Charitable Trust website. Thank you for visiting us.
The trust supports the work of the New Zealand Police dog section by funding activities such as acquiring breeding dogs from overseas to improve NZ Police Dog bloodlines, acquiring working dogs to add value to the NZ Police Dog section, training dogs and handlers and promoting study, research and educational programmes to support these activities.

This website contains sections on the establishment of the trust and on the history of the NZ Police Dog section. Youโ€™ll also find a live feed to our Facebook page with the latest photos and dog stories. To support the work of the trust, click on the Donate tab, or take a look at our Online Shop. To find out how your contributions will be used, see the section on Funds Distribution.

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3 weeks ago

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Introducing first time mum Freja with her 5 puppies (2 males, 3 females) ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ• ... See MoreSee Less

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Do you know what letter this litter will be?

What’s dads name?

Beautiful! mumma looks just like my girl who didn’t quite make it as a police dog as she wasn’t aggressive enough but she is the most amazing family pet!!

She is so sweet, such beautiful eyes, dear little puppies.

Oh they just look like little dots and she's so proud. That black, you won't see them at night, just a magic high vis harness trotting around...๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

omg they are tiny mum is a lovely looking mum๐Ÿ˜

Beautiful family. โค๏ธ

Good girl mama. Beautiful babies๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’•

She looks a wee bit overwhelmed โค๏ธ

Well done Freja what beautiful wee pups ♥

Congratulations mummy dog

One very proud Mumma ๐Ÿพ

Awww, clever girl!!

Well done girl. ๐Ÿ’œ

So tiny and what a proud mummy !!

She's so proud ๐Ÿ’—

Proud mum โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™‚

Well done young lady๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Good job mama! โค

Whose a clever girl ๐ŸŒธ

Beautiful ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ

Good girl ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿพ

Good Gal xx

What a cute mum Hayley McBeath

Great job mama

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4 weeks ago

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I thought Id share where my pup sits.........

2 months ago

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Fern with her 8 (6 males, 2 females) puppies born on 28th December ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿถ ... See MoreSee Less

Fern with her 8 (6 males, 2 females) puppies born on 28th December ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿถ

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Congratulations Fern โค๏ธ ๐ŸŽŠHappy New Year 2020๐ŸŽ‰ to you and your 8 puppies โค๏ธ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Looks very like my Pepper โค๐Ÿพ

What a huge whelping box. Pups can really have fun in that a bit later.๐Ÿ’–โค๏ธ

Well done Fernโค looking so proud of your babies.

Well done Fern - best birthday to have ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

How lovely! Congratulations! ๐Ÿ˜

Eeeeeek ! So gorgeous, hope we get photo updates ๐Ÿฅฐ

Clever girl Fern. Eight babies, terrific!

Aweeeeeeee beautiful xxx

Well done Fern ♥

Proud Mama Fernโค๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿพ

Absolutely gorgeous โคโค

Beautiful Girl well done๐Ÿ’ฅ

Naaw congratulations they are beautiful

Beautiful

Beautul puppies Fern.

What a good mum!! ♥๏ธ♥๏ธ

Gorgeous๐Ÿ˜

Congratulations Fern .. pawlice mummy ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

Go Fern go super mum ๐Ÿ˜

Awwww, congrats Mama ๐Ÿ˜

Super mum fern

Beautiful โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Beautiful. ♥๏ธ

Good mama๐Ÿ’œ

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2 months ago

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He looks the part๐Ÿ‘

2 months ago

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3 months ago

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The little one on top of Mum, he looks ready to join the force now!

Oh so beautiful ๐Ÿ’– well done mum

So cute.

Now that’s damb cute ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

Hey mum.. Mummy... Maaarrm!!! What??.. I am busy with this bone... mutters to her self.. I never get time to my self... what is it? Its.. um.. its You Know Who.... Lovely day for it TEAM BLUE.. Have a super day.!!

What an adorable little family,a very special one ๐Ÿ’œ

Awe..they are so cute, do they need a foster parent ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜

Beautiful puppies and Mum๐Ÿ’•

Anytime you need baby sitter just yell out!! They are lovely๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿฅฐ

Gorgeous wee ones, I still want one๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฅฐ

Sylvea Mellor, we look after two beautiful Alsatian sisters.They are so lovely.xx

They are adorable!!

Awww so cute โคโคโค

Just gorgeous.. ๐Ÿ˜

Aww beautiful family ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Beautiful animal the shepherd

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Hi what happens to the babies that dont make the cut, do they get adopted out?

Awwww

โค๏ธ

Geo Rodie

Ava May OMG

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3 months ago

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The 2020 Police Dog Trust calendars have arrived and a special thanks has to go to the amazing team at Blue Star Print, Petone! You guys rock and have delivered another quality product. Order yours now: www.thecopshop.nz/police-dog-trust/284-2020-police-dog-trust-wall-calendar.html ... See MoreSee Less

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Just got mine today. They are awesome ๐Ÿ˜Š. Thank you

Mine is on its way just love the dogs big part of the police force

๐Ÿ™ Have yet to receive mine. Hopefully it comes soon.

we have our 4. absolutely beautiful.

Received mine yesterday, awesome as ever

Got mine yesterday, not looking at it yet....Xmas present to myself and going under the tree

Love it. Xx

Love mine ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Can't wait to get mine ๐Ÿ™‚

Tarryn-Ann Fahey

Kelly Hawker๐Ÿ˜

Hi, will you be getting more of these?

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3 months ago

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The Calendars have arrived!!! To all those that have their pre-orders in we will be shipping your calendar(s) to you this week. For those in the Wellington region, today we are once again at the Pet Expo at the Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua, where Fern the Labby (pictured) here would gladly love to sell you the latest Police dog calendar. Come say hi! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ... See MoreSee Less

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Received, fabulous ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™‚๏ธ

Visited the stall yesterday and completed the set with "mako"

Courtney Holtom !!!

What about Auckland please I will love to buy some dog calendar please

How long are you guys there for. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ

Wanted one of your long sleeve jerseys are they going to be for sale on your website again? ๐Ÿ™‚

C.J. Morgz

Awesome.... thanks for letting us know ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿผ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ

How much are they please

Will the calendars come autographed at the expo?

Omg Janice Wells im in the wrong country

Looking forward to receiving mine!!!

Cool will be looking forward to it

Pet expo Mandi Matheson!

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The New Zealand Police Dog Section was established in 1956, prompted by a visit by the New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Sidney Holland to the Surrey Constabulary Police School during a state visit to England.
Today the dog section is an integral part of New Zealand Police but this was not always the case and was almost disestablished at one point.

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The New Zealand Police Dog Training Centre is where all handlers and police dogs undergo their training.
Also located on siteย  is the Breeding Centre.
Core trust goals include the improvement of bloodlines & acquisition of dogs and the recent purchase of 2 breeding bitches from “somewhere” is one of the ways the Trust can support the police dog section.

Where the funds go

ABOUT THE TRUST

The NZ Police Dog Charitable Trust was established in 2005 with funds from the estate the late Shirley Ellwood. Shirley was born in Temuka, New Zealand and died in Brisbane, Australia aged 68 years.ย  She was respected for her honesty, integrity, forthrightness, determination, compassion and strength.ย  She is remembered by police staff in NZ and Australia for her volunteer work and her love and respect of dogs. It is this, and the work of the NZ Police Dog Section that inspired her to put this trust in place.ย  In establishing the trust police worked closely with Christine Oliver, Shirleyโ€™s niece who is a trustee.ย  It was in consultation with Christine that the decision to name the Trust โ€˜’New Zealand Police Dog Charitable Trust’ was made.ย  This was to ensure its longevity and to provide an effective means of enabling people to donate and make bequeaths to the trust.ย  The trust was formally signed off by the Commissioner of Police and the Trustees on December 6, 2005.

Shirleyโ€™s intention for the trust was that funds from the trust should be used for:

  • Acquisition of dogs
  • Training of dogs and handlers
  • The improvement of bloodlines in Police Dogs
  • To promote any forms of study, research and educational programmes relevant to the above purposes and objects.

Her wishes formed the foundation of the trust’s objectives. To date, handlers from the NZ Police Dog section have undertaken courses of study in many parts of the world.ย  This has served to better place the NZ Police Dog Section as a world leader in the training of Police Dogs; including Patrol, Narcotic Detector and Explosive Search Dogs.ย  Through this exposure NZ Police Dog Training Centre now delivers training to handlers from NZ Aviation Security Services, NZ Corrections, the Pacific, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

POLICE DOG HISTORY

VISIT OF NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER 1956

RILEY'S DOGS ON BOARD

RILEY & MISKA

FIRST DOG HANDLERS - 1957

GUPPY & RILEY

POLICE DOG WITH ZEPHYR

THE POLICE DOG SECTION TODAY

The New Zealand Police Dog Section was established in 1956, prompted by a visit by the New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Sidney Holland to the Surrey Constabulary Police School during a state visit to England.
The first police dogs were brought over from England by PC Frank Riley, who arrived with his trained dog Miska as well as puppy Dante and bitches Karen and Silva. He also brought 12 puppies born during the voyage. Frank Riley soon recruited Alan Symes and Colin Guppy. This group became New Zealand’s first police dog handlers and were widely known as “The Three Musketeers”. Handlers were appointed for the puppies born on the voyage and the newly established dog teams were trained at the Police Dog Training Centre at Trentham, Upper Hutt. The Police Dog Training Centre is still based at this site and is now well known in New Zealand and overseas for its training expertise.

Today the dog section is an integral part of New Zealand Police, but this was not always the case. At one point, Constable Guppy and his dog Dante were told to carry out a tracking exercise in the hills behind the Dog Training Centre. He was told where the decoy “offender” was last seen and Dante picked up the scent. They tracked the “offender” for two hours and found him at 10:58am. Later Constable Guppy found out that if he had not found the “offender” by 11:00am, the dog section would have been disestablished.

BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY

The Wall of Remembrance at the New Zealand Police Dog Training Centre was unveiled in March 2017, recognising the 24 dogs killed on duty.