Summary information on dog names by breed and location

Jonathan Marshall made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: Jonathan Marshall

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

I believe that DIA compiles the National Dog Database (the best database, surely).

1. Does the database contain the names of dogs in addition to location information and breed?

2. If so, can I please be given summary information therein, such as the number of dogs of each name by breed in each location.
- Names may be restricted to the top 10 in each location, or top 100 overall if this is easier.
- The location may be anything that is convenient and provides adequate privacy to the dogs (and owners). e.g. census area unit or perhaps territorial authority if CAU is too fine.

3. Please provide said information, as available, in a machine readable format (CSV, Excel etc)

Thank you for your time!

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Marshall

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Department of Internal Affairs

Tçnâ koe Jonathan,

Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs (included with this email)

The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days. The 20th working day is 1 October 2019

Please note that in cases where the Department’s response provides information that is identified to be of general public interest, the response may also be published on the Department of Internal Affairs website. If the Department publishes its response to your OIA request, all personal information, including your name and contact details, will be removed.

Ngâ mihi,
Nicola Ryan

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From: Jessica Caldwell
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Good afternoon Mr Marshall,


Please find attached the Department of Internal Affairs’ response to your
request of 3 September 2019 under the Official Information Act 1982.


Kind regards,



Jessica Caldwell |Senior Policy Analyst|Ministerial Advice

Policy, Regulation and Communities Branch

Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua

Direct Dial: 04 495 9494 |  Extn: 5494

45 Pipitea Street |  PO Box 6011, Wellington 6140  |  [1]




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