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Dog breeding: Ashford Borough Council

Dog breeding

If you want to breed and sell dogs as a business you must apply for a licence [pdf] 80KB and pay the fee [pdf] 93KB

We ensure animals have suitable accommodation, food, exercise and are protected from disease and fire. This is done by attaching relevant conditions to the licence [pdf] 82KB. We make checks on the standards of health, welfare and accommodation of the animals.

When is a licence required?

When someone is in the business of breeding and selling dogs regardless of the number litters produced in a 12 month period (for example an intention to make profit).

Anyone producing five litters or more in a 12 month period should be licensed regardless of whether they are in the business of breeding or selling dogs.

For further information email envhealth@ashford.gov.uk or call 01233 330508.

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