Dog breeding licence
The Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999 came into force to stop indiscriminate and irresponsible dog breeding.
If your animals are producing five or more litters in any 12-month period you must be licensed as a business. You may be exempt if you can show none of the bred puppies were sold. Licensed officers from the council will decide if you are a ‘hobby’ breeder or a 'business'.
If you require a dog breeding licence, fill out the online form.
Please check the current licence fees and enclose the correct payment. The Council is no longer able to accept payment for services by cash or cheque. Payment can be made online, or by calling 01636 650000.
If you require advice before applying, please contact us.