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Dog Breeding Licence

Dog Breeding Licence

Breeding of Dogs Act 1973.

Who needs to apply?

A licence is required by anyone who keeps a bitch at any premises, where the bitch has a litter of puppies and four or more other litters are born to bitches kept by the person:

  • At the same premises.

  • Elsewhere.

  • As part of a breeding arrangement with another person.

Downloadable application form

 All documents supporting this application must be supplied within 3 working days, otherwise the application may be deemed incomplete and be rejected. The application process will not commence until all information has been received.


Individual conditions may be attached to any licence, however standard conditions apply in all cases

Fees and charges

You can find the fee for this licence by going to our licence fee register.


We aim to deal with grant applications within 49 days and renewal applications within 28 days. Tacit consent applies. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted/renewed if you have not heard from us by the end of the above application periods.


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Contact details


01724 297750

Licensing Department
PO Box 42
Church Square House
DN15 6XQ

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday:

9am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm


9am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.00pm

Last updated: 04/06/2018