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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2 weeks ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beautiful puppies and Mum๐Ÿ’•

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

Oh so beautiful ๐Ÿ’– well done mum

Aww beautiful family ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Beautiful animal the shepherd

They are adorable!!

Awww so cute โคโคโค

So cute.

Just gorgeous.. ๐Ÿ˜

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

Awwww

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.!!

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Geo Rodie

Ava May OMG

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3 weeks 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

we have our 4. absolutely beautiful.

Received mine yesterday, awesome as ever

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

Love it. Xx

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

Love mine ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

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

Can't wait to get mine ๐Ÿ™‚

Hi, will you be getting more of these?

Tarryn-Ann Fahey

Kelly Hawker๐Ÿ˜

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

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

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

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

Looking forward to receiving mine!!!

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?

Cool will be looking forward to it

How much are they please

Pet expo Mandi Matheson!

Omg Janice Wells im in the wrong country

C.J. Morgz

Courtney Holtom !!!

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4 weeks 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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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˜

Dakota looks like my girl Maya

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

Beauties and Handsome Officers!

Love Taz’s wink ๐Ÿ˜€

Gorgeous. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

oh their all just beautiful๐Ÿ˜Š

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

Kong and Taylor. ๐Ÿ˜€

Taylor such a badass haha

Still gorgeous

Tas is such a hard case

Luv them ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

I know the answer.... !!

Looks natural

All clowns ๐Ÿคก๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

Ben Porter

Kim Ryan

Carol Anne Robertson

Kong's tongue! LOL <3

Nicole Edridge

Arsh Sidhu

Felipe Leme

Emma Taylor don't mess with Taylor!

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

Beautiful dogs.

Love the #fridayfloof ๐Ÿ’™

Claire

Judith Yates

Stephanie Wragg ๐Ÿ˜

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1 month ago

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When the talent gives you a smooch & a lil growl to say thanks...
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Wow how cool is that. The eyes are amazing. Just shows he can do his job and still give kisses.

What a shot of a very tender moment..well done on catching that one..๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

What a magnificent dog x

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

Fantastic friends๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•โค

Beautiful photo ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•

Love it. Nice work!

True magnificent dog

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

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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1 month ago

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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: 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•

order coming

Done and Dusted!

Awesome๐Ÿ’•

Done, cant wait

Ordered โœ”๏ธ

Ours has arrived

Lee Mathie

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

Connor Nerehana

Oscar ๐Ÿ˜

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1 month ago

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

Check it out here: THE 2020 POLICE DOG TRUST CALENDAR IS NOW AVAILABLE TO 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

just ordered mine look forward to seeing these awesome doggies

Purchased & keep up the good work ๐Ÿ•

Ordered mine ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Yahy Tiny and Tiny!

Cool was waiting for this

Yes. Love it

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

Just did my order.

Gail Hussey want one?

Orderedโ˜บ

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

I was just thinking about that today

Debra Mctaggart I neeeed ๐Ÿ˜

Jacqui Cole

Lee Mathie

order complete

Josie Frankhouser

Kim Ryan

It's that time of year again Kellie Stevenson Border

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeees !!!

C.J. Morgz ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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1 month 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

Love, Love, ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Gorgeous

So cute โค

Scary monsta.

Terrifying!!

So cute

Kevin Reade

Georgia Wilson

Kate Devereaux

Ben Porter 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.