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Dog Breeding Licence

Any person that wishes to carry on the business of breeding dogs must obtain a licence under Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Anyone who breeds 3 or more litters in any 12 month period requires a licence. If you breed fewer than 3 litter in any 12 month period, you will need a licence if you advertise a business selling puppies you have bred. One of the factors we take into account when determining if a business is being operated is the intention to make a profit from the litter.

Animal welfare regulations are rules under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and cover licensing of various activities that involve animals. The Regulations came into force on 1 October 2018.

The following activities also need a licence:

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