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Licence Conditions for Breeding Dogs

Licence Conditions for Breeding Dogs

Breeding of Dogs Act 1973 (as amended by The Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999)

Construction of Accommodation for Dogs

Provision for Feeding and Drinking

Bedding Materials

All dogs accommodated at the establishment shall be provided with suitable bedding materials.


All premises used for or in connection with the establishment shall be kept clean at all times and in particular;

Supervision and Exercise

While dogs are accommodated at the establishment there shall be a responsible person on the premises at all times during normal working hours and the licensee shall ensure that all animals are visited and exercised either on a lead or within exercise areas twice daily.

Transportation of Dogs to or from the Breeding Establishment

The licensee shall take all appropriate steps to ensure that all dogs will be provided with suitable food, drink and bedding material and adequately exercised when being transported to or from the breeding establishment.

Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease

The licensee shall ensure that all dogs are effectively immunised against canine distemper, leptospirosis and contagious hepatitis in accordance with the advice of his Veterinary Surgeon.

Should the licensee suspect any infectious or contagious disease among animals at the establishment he shall immediately notify a Veterinary Surgeon and act upon any advice given by him.

Fire Precautions


Accurate records shall be kept in the form prescribed by The Breeding of Dogs (Licensing Records) Regulations 1999.

Such records shall be kept at the licensed premises and be made available for inspection there by an Officer of the Local Authority, Veterinary Surgeon or Veterinary Practitioner authorised by the Local Authority to inspect the premises.


The licensee shall permit any Authorised Officer of the Local Authority and/or Fire Officer, Veterinary Surgeon or Veterinary Practitioner so authorised, to enter the premises at all reasonable times and to inspect them and any animals found thereon, or anything found therein.

It shall be the responsibility of the licensee to bring to the notice of any person employed about the business of the establishment the above conditions and to ensure that they are at all times complied with.

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