Dog breeding licence

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

How much will it cost to apply?

Animal Welfare Licensing Fees

1 Year Licence

2 Year Licence

3 Year Licence

New Breeders




Application Fee




Compliance Visit




Annual Enforcement visit









£265.00 + vet fee

£330.00 + vet fee

£395.00 + vet fee

Existing breeders


As above without the vet fees


How can I apply?

Our application form can be downloaded here


You can find the current The Animal Welfare Regulations here.


You can find the current Animal Welfare Guidance here.

Breeding guidance from the Kennel Club

Officer decisions

A record of decisions made by officers

Report a licensing issue

Please use our form.

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.