Dog breeding licence

You must have a dog breeding licence if you breed and sell dogs.

A vet or other inspector will visit and want to see that your dogs:

  • live in suitable accommodation
  • receive adequate food, water and bedding
  • get enough exercise
  • are transported in safe and comfortable conditions
  • are protected in case of fire or other emergency
  • are protected from the spread of disease

Cost

New breeders pay the fees listed below. Existing breeders pay the fees listed below, minus the vet fees.

  1 year licence 2 year licence 3 year licence
Application fee £156.00 £156.00 £156.00
Compliance visit £119.00 £119.00 £119.00
Annual enforcement visit   £67.00 £134.00
Total £275.00 + vet fee £342.00 + vet fee £409.00 + vet fee

Apply now

Download the application form and return to ehts@hambleton.gov.uk:

Pay online

You can pay for your licence online right now using our secure payment system. Make sure to select the correct service from the left-hand side.

Legislation

You can find the current Animal Welfare Regulations here:

Guidance

A dog breeding licence is subject to terms and conditions:

You can find the current Animal Welfare Guidance here:

Breeding guidance from the Kennel Club:

Officer decisions

Report a licensing issue

Tell us about a licensing issue here:

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