Dog breeding licence

The Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999 applies to both pedigree and crossbreed dogs. It is an offence to breed dogs for sale without a licence.

Breeding from your dog(s)
If you intend to breed dogs you should contact our planning department to check whether you need planning permission. You should also consult your veterinary surgeon for a current health check and kennel club and breed clubs if appropriate to check what hereditary health tests are needed prior to breeding.

Selling puppies bred by someone else
It is an offence to trade in animals without a pet shop / vendor licence.