Dog registration and microchipping are two different processes. You must register your dog every year, but you only need to microchip your dog once.
The following are required to be microchipped:
- All dogs registered in New Zealand for the first time (excluding working dogs that are exempt).
- All dogs that have been classified as dangerous or menacing on or after 1 December 2003 (including working dogs).
- All unregistered dogs that are impounded.
- All registered dogs that are impounded twice in the same registration year.