Dog Breeding Licence Pack

Dog Breeding Licence Pack

Colour printed Breeding Licence Pack

Digital Breeding Licence Pack


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Colour printed Breeding Licence Pack

Colour printed Breeding Licence Pack


Order Printed Pack
What I need from you:

As soon as the order has been placed please contact us by email with the following details:

  • Your name and address to display in the footer of each document.
  • Your logo to display at the head of each document and to be used as the watermark for each document. (If you do not have a logo I can watermark your name (or kennel name).

PDF Version – Documents PDF’s will be sent by e-mail when final approval given. – £70.00

Printed Version – Documents will be printed and presented in a folder and posted directly to you PLUS you will also get the PDF version – £120.00

Who needs a licence?

Businesses need a licence regardless of the number of litters produced per year however this is not restricted to registered businesses. Individuals can also be classed as a business depending on the extent of their activities

The council will arrange an inspection of your premises before you get a licence and they may carry out additional inspections at any time after it’s granted.

You must prove that you can meet the licence conditions and this will include showing that the dogs are:

  • kept in suitable accommodation
  • provided with adequate food, drink and bedding
  • exercised regularly
  • transported in safe and comfortable conditions
  • protected in case of an emergency, like a fire
  • protected from pain, injury, suffering and disease
You’ll also need to:
  • keep any records ready for inspection, for example a register of your dogs and all puppies
  • display the licence number in any advertising
  • display the licence clearly on the premises
Star Rating

A key part of the Breeding Licence will be a new “star rating” which will be awarded as part of a risk-based system of inspection. This system will be used to determine both the length of time that the licence is issued for and the star rating awarded. The star rating ranges from 1 star to 5 stars and the better performing the business is from a welfare perspective the higher the star rating awarded.

Furthermore, the higher the standard of the business the longer the licence will be issued i.e. 1 – 3 years.

The scoring matrix determines the star rating and it takes into account the animal welfare standards adopted by the business and your level of risk (based on elements such as past compliance).

Meeting the minimum standards

This means a licence holder meets the standards set out in the specific and the general conditions. The Defra guidance documents outline in more detail how to meet the conditions and it is expected all licence holders will achieve minimum standards.

Minor failings

If there are minor failings a licence will be issued as the failings are normally only administrative. A licence will not be issued or will be suspended or revoked if the welfare of animals is compromised.

Higher standards

How to achieve higher standards is detailed against each activity in the Defra guidance documents. Meeting the higher standards is optional but is the only way to gain a higher star rating furthermore a business must meet the minimum standards before the higher standards can be considered. There are two types of higher standard: ‘required’ and ‘optional’ and to apply the higher standards, businesses need to achieve all of the ‘required’ higher standards and 50 per cent of the ‘optional’ higher standards.

What we provide:

Furrypeeps supply breeding licence packs based around the written requirements of the 2018 Animal Welfare Act and the Defra guidance as amended in February 2022.

The pack includes over 50 documents covering the recording requirements needed to secure a Local Authority Breeding Licence. It includes plans, record sheets, contracts and risk assessments. All required to get a minimum standard breeding licence.

Contracts & Receipts
Dog Register
Flea/Worm/Vaccine Charts
Breeding & Whelping Charts
Puppy Records & Charts
Health Testing Charts
Monitoring & Information Sheets
Emergency Forms
Isolation & Quarantine
Health & Welfare Plans
Risk Assessments
Socialisation & Enrichment Plans

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 (

Animal activities licensing: statutory guidance for local authorities – GOV.UK (

Please contact us if you require any further information.