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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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4 days ago

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Beautiful dog <3 <3 <3

Epic.

wow handsome

Covak ๐Ÿ˜

Nice photo.

Handsome looking Police Dog with beautiful coat.

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4 days ago

Police Dog Trust

The Labrador and Shepherd puppies are getting bigger by the day! All are doing well โค๏ธ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ The shepherds are 9 days old, labs are 8 days old ๐Ÿ˜€ ... See MoreSee Less

 

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They are just so cute. By the look of that eye, mum is keeping an eye on who ever.

Derryn Fleming

So Cute...then they grow into this!! 5 months old

Dawn Sandford Valkoโ€™s babies!!!

Are you still doing fostering out to public? We did it a few years ago with a girl named Olesia (shortened to Ollie when she worked in Chch).

Nadin look ^_^

Tilly Walter

Nicole McPherson

Karla Irvine look at these puppies ๐Ÿ’ž

Ariel Mcnabb look how cute they are ๐Ÿ˜

I'd like to know how to go about adopting one that doesn't make the cut .

Adorable...im sure they will all do you proud in the future

They are all absolutely adorable.

Steve Pike more puppies!

Ellie Woodward PUPPY SLUGS

Aww cuteness in motion

Shannon Ferris

Salina

Hayley McBeath

Travis Seyb Michael Hurst-Long

best 2 breeds ever, i have one of each

Monique Hurst-Long

Just wondering what are Labradors used for?

Well done mamas and helpers.

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2 weeks ago

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And now introducing the first litter of Labrador puppies for 2018 ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ• Nova's 'K' litter were born this morning via c-section. Nova is recovering well with her 4 males and 2 females. ... See MoreSee Less

And now introducing the first litter of Labrador puppies for 2018 ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ• Novas K litter were born this morning via c-section.  Nova is recovering well with her 4 males and 2 females.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Well done Nova, cute little fur babies. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Congratulations Nova ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

Aren't we lucky getting all this cuteness to look at..job well done Nova ๐Ÿ™‚

Nova you are a star !!! You have beautiful little fur babies

Noba Merc congrats

Why do some puppies have a โ€œmarkโ€ on their back?

They are adorable

Try to rest after your C-Section Nova lovely babies..

Goodness Hayley McBeath

Lisa Duckett. Do u get a dog with your job ๐Ÿค—

Tintin Leufstadius

Arent they beautiful

Congrats What a clever mum...you babies look so cute

Welcome to team csection mumma xx

Tyler Hopkins you would like these

Well done Miss Nova. Rest up, Iโ€™m sure your babies will keep you on your paws ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜˜

Hannah Cotton

Leanne Knox you meet Nova (well kind of, she was rather busy being Nova at the time)

Oh they are adorable ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ well done mummy.

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2 weeks ago

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The first litter of 2018 are here ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ Onor welcomed the 'J' litter last night. She had 3 males and 3 females. All are doing well ๐Ÿ˜€ ... See MoreSee Less

The first litter of 2018 are here ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ Onor welcomed the J litter last night. She had 3 males and 3 females. All are doing well ๐Ÿ˜€Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Analise Omeri ๐Ÿ˜

More little cuties.

Lv shepherds they r so regal

Dawn Sandford Valkoโ€™s babies are here!!!

Kim Ryan

So cute and adorable.

Em Jay

Well done Onor. They all look cute.

Well done Onor, they are beautiful. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Cuteness overload xx

Simon Nikolajenko

Rochelle Olendzki-Schulz check onor out

Lil bubs! Hayley McBeath Jordan Davies

Tony ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Travis Page

Oh well done look forward to seeing them grow up

So cute.

Chelsea Plowman

Very nice puppy

Clever girl!

WhAt r the little white patches on them?

Clever mother with gorgeous little puppies.

Grab us one of those please Erin from Summer and Layla ๐Ÿ˜˜

Thats good so cute

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3 weeks ago

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So Kovak went to Paraparumu today?

Looking happy

1 month ago

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OFF DUTY COP AND DOGGO TO THE RESCUE!

This morning an off duty officer was taking his dog Xylah, a retired Police breeding dog, for an early morning walk in Upper Hutt when he came across an unfolding crime.

An alarm had been set off by four offenders who were allegedly breaking into a house, the group came running out of a driveway and straight into the line of sight of the officer.

He rang straight into the Police Communications Centre and a number of on-duty staff responded immediately and cordoned the area.

A short time later, four juvenile offenders were located and arrested by an on-duty officer and their Police dog.

And how bout this for good breeding stock? The dog involved in catching the alleged offenders was Quita โ€“ the puppy of Xylah .

Well done to all involved - great result!
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You can take the dog out of the job..but..you can't take the job out of the dog..well done you good people ๐Ÿ™‚

What a team..

Awww, thats so cool ๐Ÿ™‚

The apple never falls far from the tree....

well done great team

Well done.

Awesome!!

Wonderful result. Congratulations to Police and K9 Quita. xx

Team work. Welldone guys.

Brilliant...๐Ÿ–

I hope the dog got a special treat for a job well done.

Great work. Well done!

Fantastic....

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2 months ago

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Growing up fast!! Now 10 weeks old - Abby's 'I' litter. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Can I have that one

adoreable

Lovly doggies, love the ears!

Kelly O'Sullivan

Love love love

Dylan Price

Heather Dawson Snr How cute are these babies!!

They are so gorgeous. Big puppies!

Cool dudes..

Stop it...๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Jerilee Danks Paikea look at their ears!!

Katie Jackson..!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿถ

Beautiful

Look at those ears ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Tony Willetts ๐Ÿ’—

Alex Forsyth Samuel Johnston Sarah Johnstonn

Nick Mclean...look at those ears!

I have cuteness overload. โค๏ธ

Love them at this age, ears are not sure which way to go, feet look out of proportion but does indicate a big dog, just like a gangly teenagers ...Gorgeous ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜Š

I too love the ears and the wee one is alert and look at the size of the paws.

Louise Bremer ๐Ÿ˜

Kim Ryan what do you think

Stunning

Just loving those ears. Soooo cute

Ena Kosovac!!

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2 months ago

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Good news....The Cop Shop is back online!!!WEBSITE IS FIXED!! To our customers that havenโ€™t been able to access our online shop, thank you for your patience...we are back up and running!!

www.thecopshop.nz
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Good news....The Cop Shop is back online!!!

 

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Brendan Ward - the kitty!

Claire Henson

2 months ago

Police Dog Trust

Notice to Cop Shop Customers...NOTICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS: Hi there Cop Shop customers! We are currently dealing with the inconvenience of having the โ€˜security certificateโ€™ on the online shop expire just before Christmas and you may be receiving a message similar to the attached photographs. We are currently making contact with our web service provider to rectify this problem as soon as possible. (not easy at this time of year) We apologise for any inconvenience and are continuing monitoring the site and your orders that are coming though. Regards -The Cop Shop Team

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Notice to Cop Shop Customers...

 

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Not true The Cop Shop; I informed you of this issue about three months ago and you never bothered to respond.

2 months ago

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Some Christmas cuteness - Abby's now 8 week old 'I' litter puppies ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ• ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Very intense eyes on these beauties..:-)

They are beautiful.

Oh adorable

Who could resist those faces, gorgeous

Very nice

All the photos of your pups are very cute.

Madison Sally

Some serious Dog Squad contenders here.

Nick Mclean

Very cute

Fiona Patrick

Gorgeous!

Logan so much cuteness!!

What happens to the dogs that dont make it thru to training. As in can the public purchase one?

Jess Robertson

Sarah Jane - for Mom

Oh so cute love them

So cute

Little beauties

Chelsea Taylor

Andrew Davies ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Rachel Abernethy

So Cuteโ™ฅ๏ธ

Kaitlyn Eastwood puppers!

Rachel I want them all.

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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.

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2018 Police Dog Trust Wall Calendar

The thirteen exquisite photographs featured in this year’s calendar, have again been carefully captured and selected as part of aย photography competition held by the professional photographers of the New Zealand Police Forensic Imaging Section from all over New Zealand.

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The Adventures of Police Dog Zeus

Children’s Book – By Sue Burridge – Illustrated by Stephen Guy
The final and hardest test for Zeus was at night.ย  He tried to be brave, and he was doing well until a bush next to him moved and touched his tail.ย  He jumped and ran straight into Sergeant Aaron’s leg“.

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NZ Police Dog “Mako”

New Zealand Police Dog “Mako”ย – Police patrol dogs now have their own protective vests to keep them safe while they’re on the job.ย  Stab-resistant multi-purpose ‘Mako’ harnessesย  which feature two layered polymer panels to shield the vital organs from stabbing and slashing.ย 

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FUNDS DISTRIBUTION

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