Brown Dog Tick
Tick IdentificationReddish–brown colour. Elongated body shape.
DescriptionIt is found on dogs, in kennels and houses, and occasionally on wildlife, but rarely on humans. In warm areas several generations of tick can be expected per year. The most common places for attachment on dogs are those areas the animal is unable to groom easily. The dog tick is a 3–host tick, so must change host between the 3 stages of growth (larva, nymph and adult). They require only three blood meals to complete development; once at each growth stage.