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Apply for a dog breeding licence

The application form is available to download and the fee from 1st April 2018 is £209.90.

When do I need a licence?

  • You must have a dog breeding licence if you breed and sell dogs.


A vet or other inspector will visit and want to see that your dogs:

  • live in suitable accommodation
  • receive adequate food, water and bedding
  • get enough exercise
  • are transported in safe and comfortable conditions
  • are protected in case of fire or other emergency
  • are protected from the spread of disease

Length of licence

  • your licence will be valid for 1 year
  • you must renew your licence before the expiry date if you wish to continue as a dog breeder

Last updated Thursday, 29th March 2018

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