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

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

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

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

Will the calendars come autographed at the expo?

Looking forward to receiving mine!!!

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

Pet expo Mandi Matheson!

C.J. Morgz

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2 days ago

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Who doesnโ€™t love some bloopers...
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#policek9unit #policek9 #gsdtraining #canon #canonnz #workingdog #workingdogmagazine #wdom #k9 #k9unit #k9officer #k9puppy #k9puppies #policeofficer #wellingtondistrictpolice #newzealandpolice #thinblueline #landsharks #policedog #policepuppies #policepuppers #dakota #thatpolicedoglife #nzdogsquad #dogsquad #dogsquadnz #workingdogs
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Dakota looks like my girl Maya

Is it just me or do they all look stoned? ๐Ÿค”

Nawww poking out their tongues hilarious, good looking no matter what the facials are๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Awwwww, they're all so cute!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. Loving Taylor smouldering look though! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜

Great Team and Super Cute... What do you think a Dobermann would be like as a Police Dog, Is it one or two Bs in Dobbermann.. lol

Love Taz’s wink ๐Ÿ˜€

Beauties and Handsome Officers!

oh their all just beautiful๐Ÿ˜Š

Taylor such a badass haha

Gorgeous. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Kong and Taylor. ๐Ÿ˜€

Kong's tongue! LOL <3

Tas is such a hard case

Ben Porter

Still gorgeous

Luv them ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Looks natural

Felipe Leme

All clowns ๐Ÿคก๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

I know the answer.... !!

Jody Lee Kirsti Anne

Kim Ryan

Carol Anne Robertson

Arsh Sidhu

Denise De Vorms ommmmmgggggggosh ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

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2 days ago

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Today #fridayfloof is dedicated to the floof that became puppers... This is the Wellington District Dog Section 2019... We also have a couple of recent & new graduates to come.... What a good looking bunch of goodest gurls & boiโ€™s...
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Beautiful dogs.

Expressive lot, very tough, however I only see Puppies... 12k... love the numbers..

Stephanie Wragg ๐Ÿ˜

Judith Yates

Love the #fridayfloof ๐Ÿ’™

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3 days ago

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When the talent gives you a smooch & a lil growl to say thanks...
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#policek9unit #policek9 #gsdtraining #canon #canonnz #workingdogwannabe #k9 #k9unit #k9officer #k9puppy #k9puppies #policeofficer #wellingtondistrictpolice #newzealandpolice #thinblueline #landsharks #policedog #policepuppy #policepuppies #policepuppyintraining #policepuppers #gsdpuppy #gsdpuppies #germanshepardpuppies #germanshepherdpuppy #thatpolicedoglife #floofeveryday
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What a shot of a very tender moment..well done on catching that one..๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

What a heart warming shot. Just beautiful. ♥๏ธ

What a magnificent dog x

Fantastic friends๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•โค

Wow how cool is that. The eyes are amazing. Just shows he can do his job and still give kisses.

Beautiful photo ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•

Beautiful shot ๐Ÿ“ท ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพโ˜บ๐Ÿ’™โค๐Ÿ’š

Love it. Nice work!

True magnificent dog

What an amazing photo

๐Ÿ˜ yay Janey!

Awwwww. ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’•

woohoo cant wait for my copy

Where can you get one pls

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2 weeks ago

Police Dog Trust

Just released, the double-sided poster that comes free with your 2020 Police Dog Trust Calendar.

Pre order your calendar here today: www.thecopshop.nz/police-dog-trust/284-2020-police-dog-trust-wall-calendar.html
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Just released, the double-sided poster that comes free with your 2020 Police Dog Trust Calendar.  Pre order your calendar here today: https://www.thecopshop.nz/police-dog-trust/284-2020-police-dog-trust-wall-calendar.html

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Another great show with beautiful dogs.๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•

Done and Dusted!

Awesome๐Ÿ’•

order coming

Done, cant wait

Lee Mathie

Connor Nerehana

Ordered โœ”๏ธ

Ours has arrived

Oh my ! Yeeeeees !!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Oscar ๐Ÿ˜

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2 weeks ago

Police Dog Trust

THE 2020 POLICE DOG TRUST CALENDAR IS NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER!

Check it out here: THE 2020 POLICE DOG TRUST CALENDAR IS NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER!

Check it out here: www.thecopshop.nz/โ€ฆ/284-2020-police-dog-trust-wall-โ€ฆ
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Just did my order keep up the great work looking a very those lovely doggos

Purchased & keep up the good work ๐Ÿ•

just ordered mine look forward to seeing these awesome doggies

Yahy Tiny and Tiny!

Ordered mine ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Yes. Love it

Lee Mathie

Cool was waiting for this

Orderedโ˜บ

Just did my order.

I was just thinking about that today

Yes? Caitlin 'Fatty' Burnett, Julie Payne, Em Burnett, Brittany Burnett

Darren this is perfect for our office ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Jacqui Cole

order complete

Josie Frankhouser

Kim Ryan

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeees !!!

It's that time of year again Kellie Stevenson Border

Gail Hussey want one?

Debra Mctaggart I neeeed ๐Ÿ˜

C.J. Morgz ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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2 weeks ago

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I is a monsta... I is gonna eat your shoes & and make you rubs me belly....
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Okay! I deserve it! Come and monster me!!!!! ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

Kevin Reade

Scary monsta.

Love, Love, ๐Ÿ™‚

๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•Happy Chappy ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ•๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Gorgeous

Kate Devereaux

So cute โค

Georgia Wilson

Terrifying!!

So cute

Ben Porter ๐Ÿ˜

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3 weeks ago

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Lani with her 4 week old R litter puppies ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done Lani, 9 puppies??!!

Beautiful puppies,c lever mum.๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพโค

That will keep Mum busy

Well done Mum, beautiful puppies ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿถ

Thats a big litter, well,dne to Mum, any spare I can babysit one ๐Ÿ’– what time is visiting hour ๐Ÿ˜Š

Rowlfie, Roofie, Rowbert, Rhonda, Raggle, Rueben, Randam, Rintin + Ramble??

Aaaaw..... cutenesses overload ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

Wow they're going to keep you busy Lani ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— well done!

Lovely kids Lani๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Would love one of those...

Wow so cute ๐Ÿ˜‡

Greer Claude

Cute puppies.

Real puppy overload๐Ÿ˜

So cute

Great colours

Shauni Stoffel oh gawd. All the babies ๐Ÿ˜

Bundles of trouble

They are awesome

Jaeda Trapp

Kerri Mills

Dean Hendo

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3 weeks ago

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Vespa's 9 week old 'O' litter puppies โค๏ธ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ• ... See MoreSee Less

Vespas 9 week old O litter puppies โค๏ธ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ•

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Beautiful puppies, Vespa has done them proud ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธโค

Look at those faces! If mumma wants a rest from her pups I would be more than happy to puppy sit!! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•

Smart looking great little physiques.

Oh wow, they are all wee beauties.๐Ÿ’œ

Me to remind’s me of my dog Prince ,2 Nd in from right,oh so cute,๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒธโค๏ธ

The baby was a gsd from 'O' litter, 'trentham otter line' her name was Diva and her birthday was 7/1/1996, our son was born 14/11/96, they were besties. Diva passed away suddenly on 10/11/03, the day before our daughter started school. She was our first baby and we still miss her soo much ๐Ÿ’”

Well done Vespa, your little family are gorgeous.xx

They will be easy to name, oh sweet, oh gorgeous, oh those ears, lol you get the picture

Olympia, Ornah, Olivette, Ondine, Odette + Orrible

Beautiful family Vespa๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Gorgeous , one looks just like the shepherd I had .

Oscar,Odin, Odie,Opal - theres some O names for these beauties ๐Ÿ˜

Stunning pups. Beautiful photo.

Odie, Opal, Odin, Ollie. Gorgeous wee pups

What a gorgeous photo. So cute

What a lovely mix of colours beautiful

Sweet little puppies ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿถ

Oh cuties...yes pls โ˜บ๏ธ

gorgeous colours <3

More trouble.i love the sables. .

Awww ๐Ÿ˜

Lovely.

Gorgeous

mines picked out already๐Ÿ‘

Sooo cute ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•

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3 weeks ago

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Greetings to our faithful followers. Some of you have been messaging us and we have to apologise to you for running a little behind time on a certain annual event. Rest assured, as per the pics below you will be pleased to know that we will be making an announcement very soon....watch this space! ๐Ÿ˜Š ... See MoreSee Less

Greetings to our faithful followers. Some of you have been messaging us and we have to apologise to you for running a little behind time on a certain annual event.  Rest assured, as per the pics below you will be pleased to know that we will be making an announcement very soon....watch this space! ๐Ÿ˜ŠImage attachment

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This is a pic of my boy Caesar ๐Ÿ’•

Can't wait to order my calendar ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

What pictures are these? Police puppies/dogs?? Xx

That would be a hard job I would pick them all

cool, im so pleased.

Omg another Calendar for xmas yay

You are all just awesome

Sort it out Toddy

Yes

Kerri dogs with jobs 2020 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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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.

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.

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.