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Dog breeding

No person may keep a breeding establishment for dogs without first obtaining a licence from the Local Authority.

A breeding establishment means any premises where more than two bitches are kept for the purposes of breeding for sale.

Applications for a licence must be made to the Local Authority, and a licence may be issued (subject to a satisfactory inspection by the Environmental Health Section) if the applicant is not disqualified under any of the following Acts.

a) The Breeding of Dogs Act 1973.
b) The Pet Animals Act 1951.
c) The Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 1954.
d) The Protection of Animals (Cruelty to Dogs) (Scotland) Act 1934.

Fees Payable

There is an application fee that must be paid at the time the application is made.

The annual fee is £150 plus veterinary fees. 

Duration of Licence

The licence will expire on the 31st December each year irrespective of when the application was submitted or the licence granted.

Download forms

Dog Breeding - Application Form

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