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Dog Breeding Establishment Licence Application

Dog Breeding Establishment Licences

The provisions of the Breeding of Dogs Acts 1973 and 1991 require a person running a dog breeding establishment to obtain a licence
A Dog Breeding Establishment is defined as meaning any premises (including a private dwelling) where more than two breeding bitches are kept for the purpose of breeding for sale.

In deciding whether to grant a licence the Local Authority will have regard to the following matters (but without prejudice to its right to refuse a licence on other grounds).

• that the dogs will at all times be kept in accommodation suitable as respects construction, size of quarters, number of occupants, exercising facilities, temperature, lighting, ventilation and cleanliness:
• that the dog will be adequately supplied with suitable food, drink and bedding material, adequately exercised and (so far as necessary) visited at suitable intervals.
• that all reasonable precautions will be taken to prevent and control the spread among dogs of infectious or contagious diseases
• that appropriate steps will be taken for the protection of the dogs in case of fire or other emergency
• that all appropriate steps will be taken to secure that the dogs will be provided with suitable food, drink and bedding material and adequately exercised when being transported to or from the breeding establishment (sect. 1 (4)).

Conditions relating to the above requirements will be attached to the licence.

Licences are issued annually and expire on 31 December each year.

The fee for an annual licence is £ 64.00 + actual cost of veterinary fees and is payable upon application.

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