Birmingham City Council

Licensing Dog Breeding Establishments

The relevant legislation in this area is the Breeding of Dogs Acts 1973 and 1991.

A "breeding establishment" applies to any person who carries on a business of breeding dogs with a view to their being sold in the course of such business.

The Acts prescribe standards of management and accommodation and provides for a process of inspection.

An annual inspection takes place, upon renewal of the licence, by the City's Animal Welfare service.

You can apply for your Dog Breeding Establishment Licence online and pay by credit/debit card using the Dog Breeding Establishment Licence Online Form.

Once your application has been received you will be sent a payment reference number in order to pay for your application online by credit/debit card. To go directly to the payment page go to the Licensing Online Payment Form.

If you wish to download the form and complete it, a copy of the Dog Breeding Establishment Licence is attached below. Completed forms should be sent to:

Animal Welfare,
Birmingham City Council,
PO BOX 15908,
Birmingham
B24 2UD

Telephone: 0121 303 6007
Fax: 0121 303 9901
Or use our Online Form and select 'Animal Welfare' from the drop down list.