Apply for a dog breeding licence

You need a licence to breed dogs at home or in a commercial property.

Please read the guidance carefully before submitting your application.

For a full list of criteria and to find out if this applies to you please see:

To apply for a licence please complete one of the forms below:

To find out how much a dog breeding licence costs please see:

Report an unlicensed dog breeder

If you are concerned someone is breeding dogs without a licence, please contact the Public Health & Regulation team.

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Page last updated: 08 February 2024

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