Dog breeding and sales

The dog breeding and advertising the business of selling dogs licence replaces the previous dog breeding licence.

See the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 on for details of the legislation that came into force on the 1 October 2018.

Defra guidance on dog breeding and advertising a business of selling dogs licence 2018

See Defra guidance notes for conditions for breeding dogs.

Apply for a dog breeding licence

Download application for a licence to breed dogs (Word: 79Kb / 6 pages)

Last updated: Friday, 8 September, 2023.