Breeding licences in the UK

The Kennel Club has been working with Our Dogs newspaper on a survey about dog breeding licences. Concerns had been heard from many breeders and local authorities about how the new licensing guidance for dog breeding in England is being applied. The guidance is complex and, from what we understand so far, areas of it are being misunderstood and applied inconsistently.

We want to survey people to find out their experience of applying for a licence in order that we can feed this information back to Defra. The more people who fill in the survey, the better, so we would urge all dog breeders to participate and tell their dog-breeding friends to do likewise, whether pedigree or crossbreed, so we can get as clear a picture of the situation as possible.

Please take the survey hereĀ