Do you "license" your dogs? If so how much does it cost? Is it more for intact dogs? What are your thoughts on dog licensing or reasoning behind doing it or not doing it (if it's required)?
It is the law here. For our county it costs $10. There is no difference for intact dogs. You can buy a kennel license for $50, and you get 5 tags, additional tags cost $1. I have a kennel license and buy a few extra tags so that all my dogs have their own.
I do it because it is the law to do so. The maximum penalty if you are caught is double the purchase price, so $20 -- not much of a deterrent. And, they cannot send the dog warden around and demand to see whether your dogs are properly licensed. The only way to get caught is to have your dog picked up for roaming, or to have a neighbor call about another problem.
Even then, they do not do anything much.
But evenso, it is the law here and as I do not have any conflict with my conscience about it, I go ahead and pay it.
My concern with it is that my dogs are registered by breed. If at some point the breed is banned, they know where to find them. And, if they decide to enact limit laws, or charge more for intact dogs, I'm a sitting duck.
So far it has not bitten me in the butt though.