Apply for a dog breeding licence

If you breed and sell dogs as a business, either from home or from commercial premises, you must have a licence. We will call upon the services of an approved vet for new applications. New regulations have changed the requirements for licensing.

Read page 2 for more information about when a licence is needed.

It costs £314.50 plus vet fees for a new licence, which lasts for a full calendar year. Renewing your licence costs £191.75.

Please check the DEFRA guidance for information on licence conditions.

Applying for a licence

Before applying for any animal welfare licences you should discuss your business proposal with the Senior Animal Welfare Officer first. If your application is for a new or purpose-built premises, you’ll also need planning permission before your application can be considered.

To apply in writing, complete the downloadable application form and return it to the address on the form. We aim to process applications within 25 days. Please contact us if we have not given you a decision after this time.

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