Dog licences – Statistics, facts and photos

Thank you to everyone who has purchased their dog licence for 2024., the island’s new online dog licence system, went live in January 2024 and has succeeded enormously.

The new online system lets licence holders manage their accounts efficiently, enabling quick renewals, amendments, and payments in just a few minutes.

Users will also receive automated reminders when the renewal period approaches.

We’re delighted to report that 81% of dog license holders in St. Saviour have embraced this convenience by renewing their licences online. For those who prefer traditional methods, paper forms remain available for manual renewals.

Did you know?

There are currently 1315 dogs licenced within the Parish of St Saviour, this is an increase of 29 dogs from 2023 and 101 dogs from 2022.

The most popular type of dog with St Saviour residents is the Labrador Retriever, followed by the Cockapoo and unspecified mixed breeds.

There are a whopping 241 different types and breeds of dog registered throughout the island, 129 of these are in St Saviour, this includes pure breeds, such as the Jack Russell Terrier and Border Collie, and specified mixed breeds, some of the more obscure mixed breeds being; the Shichon (Shih-Tzu X Bichon Frise), the Bocker (Boxer X Cocker Spaniel) and the Peekapoo (Pekingese X Poodle)

If you own a breed of dog not listed on, please let us know so it can be added to the system.

The ten most common dogs in St Saviour are;

Where does your money go?

As set out by the DOGS (JERSEY) LAW 1961, the £10 license fee per dog is allocated to the Parish’s General Account. This fund covers various expenses, including:

  • Public bins and dog bin maintenance.
  • Administrative costs related to dogs, such as managing lost dogs.
  • Street cleaning initiatives.
  • Maintenance and support of IT dogs database

Meet our dogs!

We love dogs at St Saviours Parish Hall, here are some photos of our furry friends, and don’t worry, we have obtained consent for the images to be uploaded on here from the owners!

Name: Bertie

Age/Breed: Bertie is a Spanish rescue, he is around 7 – 8 years old and of terrier type.

Favourite Hobby: Sleeping in the sun and following dad around

Name: Freddy

Breed: Cockapoo

Age: 1 1/2 years

Favourite Hobby: Stealing dirty socks out the washing basket

Name: Roxy

Breed: Cockapoo

Age: 11 years

Favourite Hobby: Doing tricks for mum’s homemade treats

Names: Duke & Daisy

Breed: French Bulldogs

Age: 9 & 10

Favourite Hobby: Chewing antler bones, walking, sleeping, sleeping, more sleeping and bickering with each other.

Name: Scampi

Breed: Border collie cross

Age: 5 years

Favourite Hobby: Chasing balls and running on the beach

Name: Dash

Breed: Cockapoo

Age: 5 years

Favourite Hobby: Chasing balls on the beach

Out and about: Dogs on beaches

As the warmer months approach, we would like to remind all dog owners in our community of the upcoming beach regulations.

From 1st May to 30th September, it is required by law that dogs must be kept on leads while on beaches. This regulation is in effect between 10:30 am and 6:00 pm daily.

Le Dicq Slip, the only section of St Saviour to touch the coast

Taking Responsibility: Keeping Our Community Clean

Cleaning up after your furry friend isn’t just a chore – it’s a vital part of being a responsible pet owner. By picking up after our pets, we play a crucial role in keeping our community clean and enjoyable for everyone, ensuring that parks, pavements, footpaths, beaches and anywhere else dogs are walked, remain pleasant places to stroll and play.

And let’s not forget, it’s not just about being courteous; there can be hefty fines for those who neglect this duty. So, let’s take pride in our role as responsible pet owners, knowing that each clean-up effort contributes to a cleaner, healthier environment for all to enjoy.”