Dog breeding kennels must be licensed by the local council. For this purpose the keeping of such kennels is defined as the carrying on at premises of any nature (including a private dwelling) of a business of breeding dogs with a view to their being sold in the course of such business, whether by their keeper or any other person. The definition of "breeding establishment for dogs" will include premises where there is a business of breeding dogs for sale (whether by him the owner, occupier or any other person).
Details of fees for this licence can be found within the fees schedule for animal-related licences (PDF 19.5kB).
All licences expire annually on 31st December.
To apply for a dog breeding establishment licence, please download an application form (PDF 33.5kB).
Completed application forms and fee payments should be sent to the address below.
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