Dog breeding

You require a dog breeding licence if you are doing either or both of the following:

  • breeding three or more litters of puppies in any 12-month period
  • breeding dogs and advertising a business of selling dogs

In the licence application, you will be required to make a declaration that you have read and are familiar with the requirements of the Guidance notes for conditions for dog breeding.

Guidance notes for conditions for dog breeding (PDF, 358done KB)

Before a licence is granted your premises will be inspected to ensure that you can comply with those conditions.

Dog breeding licence application form (PDF, 129 KB

Supporting documentation to be submitted with applications

Dog breeding - Required procedures and records to be kept (PDF, 167KB)