The objective of this study was to determine the species composition of ixodid ticks infesting
domestic dogs in the northwestern region of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa
and in Namibia. Ticks were collected from February 2008 to January 2009 from dogs
presented for a variety of reasons at a veterinary clinic in the NorthernCapeProvince and at
3 clinics in Namibia. The ticks collected at each place were pooled separately for each month
at each locality. Eleven ixodid tick species were collected from dogs in the Northern Cape
Province and new locality records for Haemaphysalis colesbergensis and Ixodes rubicundus,
newlocality and host records for Hyalomma glabrum, and anewhost record for Rhipicephalus
neumanni are reported. Six tick species were collected from dogs at the 3 clinics in Namibia.
The most numerous species on dogs in both countries was R. sanguineus. The present
results increase the total number of ixodid tick species collected from dogs in South Africa
from 25 to 28.