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Animal welfare licensing

Dog breeding

You must have a licence if you intend to breed dogs. To apply for a new or renewal licence please complete the dog breeding licence application form.

Dog breeding licence fees
Dog breeding application fee£255.00
One-year licence£120.00
Two-year licence£180.00
Three-year licence£245.00
Combination of activities - in addition to highest activity fee£52.00
Variation of licence / re-evaluation of rating£100.00 (plus vets fees)
Variations to reduce the licensable activities or number of animals£55.00
Transfer of licence (on death of licence holder)£55.00
Change of name or business name (not transfer)£32.00
Copy of licence£14.00

Fees are payable on application. Where a combination of activities are carried out (for example animal boarding and keeping a pet shop) the highest activity fee applies. Contact the Licensing Team for more details.

A Licensing Officer and a vet may visit your premises to make sure the animals are being adequately looked after.

The licence will give you a limit to the amount of litters each bitch can have, the age they can start to breed and will require you to keep a record of births and sales.

A licence will last one, two or three years depending on the star rating given. Make sure you renew your licence before the expiry date.

Last modified on 29 September 2023

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