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Working Dog Centre

“Our mission is to improve the health, working life and well-being of service and working dogs through collaborative science and communication.”

Our people

Our team combines the expertise of veterinarians from Massey University and private practice with researchers across disciplines including behaviour, welfare, medicine, epidemiology and surgery. 

Golden Labrador puppy training to be a guide dog

Current research

Our current projects cover topics such as husbandry, nutrition and disease in working dogs and our team is widely published.


New Zealand Urban Search and Rescue dog team are the latest collaborator with the Working Dog Centre.

 2021 Applications for Research funding are now open more details

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