If you breed and sell three litters in any 12 month period as a business, either from home, online or from commercial premises, you must have a licence.
The Animal Welfare (licence of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 came into effect on 1 October 2018.
The costs for a dog breeding licence and renewal is £225 plus vet fees.
This licence lasts for one full calendar year.
Existing licences granted before 1 October 2018 remain in force for the remainder of their term under the current regulations in place.
Renewal licences and all new licence applications after 1 October 2018 will need to be made under the new regulations.
For full licence conditions, please check the DEFRA guidance notes.
Any person who does not agree with a refusal to be granted a licence, or with any condition given with a licence, may appeal to the Magistrates Court.