Dog breeding

Any person who keeps bitches at any premises in Calderdale and the bitches give birth to 5 or more litters during a period of 12 months is required to have a dog breeding licence.

This includes bitches kept:

The application process

Applicants must complete and submit an application form to the Licensing Unit with the appropriate fee.

Application for a Dog Breeding Establishment [PDF file 26KB]|PDF file

Applicants must have their premises inspected by both a veterinary surgeon/practitioner and an officer of the Council.

In determining whether to grant an application for a dog breeding licence the Council will take into consideration: -

The dog breeding licence is valid for 12 months.

Records required to be kept

A record must be kept by every licensed dog breeder for each breeding bitch.

The records must include:

Records must be available for inspection by an officer of the Local Authority or veterinary surgeon / practitioner, authorised under the relevant legislation.

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Last Updated: 18/07/2016