Dog Breeding Licence
Establishments used for the breeding of dogs are controlled
by the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973.
No person may keep a breeding establishment without first
obtaining a licence from their Local Authority. A breeding
establishment means any premises where more than two bitches are
kept for the purposes of breeding for sale.
Licensing of Breeding Establishments
Applications for a licence must be made to the Local Authority,
and a licence may be issued if the applicant is not disqualified
under any of the following Acts.
a) The Breeding of Dogs Act 1973.
b) The Pet Animals Act 1951.
c) The Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 1954.
d) The Protection of Animals (Cruelty to Dogs) (Scotland) Act
There is an application fee of £116.00
which must be paid at the time the application is made.
If you wish to make an application for a Dog Breeding
Licence please click on the link below to download the relevant
Where a licence is granted, that licence and any subsequent
licence will expire on the 31st December of the year to which the
licence relates and must be renewed before that date if the
premises are to continue as a dog breeding establishment.
Completed application forms for a Dog Breeding Licence
together with the relevant documents and fee should be returned
either in person or by post to the Licensing Group.
0845 050 4434 Ext 7481 or
7438 (Fax: 01539 740300)
Post: Public Health & Licensing Group,
Neighbourhood Services Directorate, South Lakeland House,
Lowther Street, Kendal LA9 4UD