Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations 2014

 

On the 30th April 2015, the Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations 2014 replaced the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973 in Wales. Breeders need to contact their Local Authority to obtain a dog breeding licence or for more information about the changes including –

  • the minimum staff ratio to adult dogs
  • requirement for breeders to adopt socialisation plans for puppies
  • enhancement and enrichment programmes for all dogs

Breeders who keep three or more breeding bitches are required to meet the regulations.