Keeping Dogs

The number of pet dogs and stock dogs you can keep on your property in the Balonne Shire is determined by the size of your property. 

A stock dog is owned by a person who is a primary producer or person who is engaged or employed by a primary producer. A stock dog is used primarily for the purpose of droving, protecting or working stock; or being trained in droving, protecting or working stock. 

Both pet dogs and stock dogs must be kept in a way that does not cause nuisance to others through noise, smell or wandering. 

To find out how many dogs are permitted on your property, refer to the matrix below. 

Number of Dogs Matrix

Permits to keep additional dogs can be obtained through Council. 

In Queensland, dog registration is mandatory under the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008. For more, see Register Your Dog

Restricted breeds

Some breeds of dogs are not prohibited in the Balonne Shire, and under the Customs Act 1901 are 'restricted dogs'. This means they cannot be brought into Queensland.

They are:

  • American Pit Bull Terrier (or Pit Bull Terrier)
  • Perro de Presa Canario  (or Presa Canario)
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brasiliero
  • Japanese Tosa