If you breed genuine working dogs, you do not need to register as a dog breeder. To qualify you must be breeding from a working dog and the puppies must be used as working dogs. A working dog is defined under the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 as a dog usually kept:
- on rural land
- by an owner who is a primary producer, or a person engaged or employed by a primary producer
- primarily for the purpose of droving, protecting, tending, or working stock; or
- being trained in droving, protecting, tending, or working stock.
The types or breeds of working dogs are not prescribed under a regulation.
If you breed working dogs but supply a dog to a person for purposes other than as working dogs, you must register as a breeder. You can register on the online Queensland Dog Breeder Register.