How to apply for a dog breeding licence

Fees and how to apply

Before applying

Please refer to dog breeding licence conditions

It is recommended that before an application is submitted, you seek advice from an officer. Use our contact form or telephone 01455 238141.


The application fee for a dog breeding licence is £127.60 plus vets fees where applicable, as a vet may be required to inspect the premises before a licence is issued.

How to apply

You can apply online for a dog breeding licence.

Apply for a dog breeding licence

Alternatively you can download the dog breeding application form (PDF) and return it to the address provided in the form. 

Time period for council to normally approve the application

Three months.

What happens if your application is not processed by this council within the normal approved time period (tacit consent)

It is in the interest of animal health that this council must process the application. It may be required to consult other external agencies prior to making a decision. Therefore, should you not receive confirmation that your licence application has been granted or rejected within three months of submission you may not commence your business.

If you have not heard from us in that time period

Please use our contact form

Complaints concerning the process

In the first instance, please use our contact form. Any person who is refused a licence or objects to a condition attached to a licence may appeal to the local magistrates' court.

Any change in circumstances

If you wish to vary any licence condition or change premises or proprietor you need to apply again.

Last updated: ‎16‎/‎01‎/‎2018‎ ‎11‎:‎54‎