BREEDING OF DOGS ACTS 1973 AND 1991
BREEDING AND SALE OF DOGS (WELFARE) ACT 1999
Section 4A (3) of the 1973 Act states that where a person keeps a bitch at any premises at any time during a period of twelve months and the bitch gives birth to a litter of puppies at anytime during that period, he shall be treated as carrying on a business of breeding dogs for sale at the premises if a total of four or more other litters is born during the period.
A breeding establishment applies to any person who carries on a business of breeding dogs with a view to their being sold in the course of such business.
Please note that as part of the consultation process your premises will be inspected by the council’s appointed veterinary surgeon and the fees incurred in relation to this will be subject to a separate invoice.
For further information please contact the Licensing Unit using the details below.