Dog breeding licence

A breeding establishment means any premises where during any 12 month period, five or more litters of puppies are born to bitches kept on your premises or elsewhere.

Apply for a dog breeding licence

You can apply by downloading the application form and sending it to the licensing department. Please:


The fees for a dog breeding licence are below:

New Renewal
Up to 10 bitches £312 £301
11 to 30 bitches £358 £347
31 or more bitches £404 £393

Dog breeding application process

We will arrange to carry out an inspection before deciding if a licence can be granted.

The licence will have standard conditions and may also contain special conditions that are only applicable to your premises.