New Forest Dog On The Forest Off The Lead

About New Forest Dog

We began in May 2001. After Foot and Mouth was over, most restrictions were lifted. But dogs were still required to be kept on leads across the New Forest. A group got together to restore the 'privilege' to walk freely. In return we'd promote responsible walking and dog welfare with partners. The New Forest Dog Owners Group was born, and those remain our core principles today


Promoting responsible dog ownership

Read the Dog Walking Code


Is the ONLY group that speaks up for Forest dog walkers


Has an email register that gives members exclusive access to hundreds of fellow dog owners who will look out for lost dogs


Works with other stakeholders in planning for the future of the New Forest


Successfully negotiated a code of conduct enshrining our traditional freedoms that were threatened


Benefits of membership

Join NFDOG for just £5.00 per year
Family Members an extra £1 each per year
Life Membership £60 (£70 for two at the same address)

Regular Newsletters

A friendly committee who you can meet at our annual attendance at the New Forest Show

Help protect freedoms to walk freely in the New Forest

Benefit from partner offers in our Ambassador scheme

NFDOG mobile phone app to assist lost dogs and other valuable information including first aid

If you'd like to join the New Forest Dog Owners Group, you can fill in the online form below. You can also gift membership (by filling in the lower box, otherwise ignore it). You'll get an email by response telling you how to pay (remember to check your junk folder if it doesn't arrive). If you prefer, there's a form you can download, complete and post back, near the bottom of this page.

Primary New Member Details

If you wish to gift membership of NFDOG, please complete this section with your details, then insert details of the member in the new member section above. Otherwise ignore this box.

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If you wish family members to receive their own login and newsletters please email

NFDOG Research Fund

Fund to facilitate further investigations into 'Alabama rot'

New Forest Dog Owners Group, worried about the mystery dog deaths from kidney failure, has decided to set up a fund and collect donations to help facilitate further investigations into this disease.

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