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Dog breeding licence

You must have a licence to keep a breeding establishment for dogs.

Apply for a licence

Before we issue a licence we will arrange for a vet to inspect the premises.

  • New licence: £251 (+ Vet fees)
    £162 is payable on application and non-refundable 
    The remaining £89 will be payable when your application is approved
  • Renewal: £241 (+ Vet fees)
  • A licence lasts for one year
  • Vet fees will be invoiced to you after the inspection

 

Apply for a Dog Breeding Establishment licence » 

 

We will not grant applications is you are disqualified from:

  • holding a licence for the breeding of dogs
  • keeping a pet shop
  • having custody of animals
  • the boarding of animals

We must make sure that the following conditions are met

  • The dogs will at all times be kept in accommodation suitable in respect of construction, number of occupants, exercising facilities, temperature, lighting, ventilation and cleanliness
  • The dogs will adequately supplied with suitable food, drink and bedding materials, adequately exercised and visited at suitable intervals
  • Reasonable precautions will be taken to prevent and control the spread among dogs of infectious or contagious diseases
  • Appropriate steps will be taken for the protection of dogs in the case of fire or other emergency
  • The dogs will adequately supplied with suitable food, drink and bedding materials, adequately exercised when being transported to and from breeding establishments,
  • Bitches are not mated if they are less than one year old
  • Bitches do not give birth to more than 6 litters of puppies each throughout their life
  • Bitches do not give birth to a litter of puppies within 12 months of the last litter beginning on the day the litter was born.
  • Accurate records in the form prescribed must be kept at the premises and made available to an authorised officer or veterinary surgeon/practitioner.

 

Contact the Licensing Section

Email: licensing@dover.gov.uk

Telephone: 01304 87229

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