The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021: guidance for dog breeders
This guidance is issued by the Scottish Ministers to provide details of the requirements of the new Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021, in relation to dog breeding in Scotland.
Section 2: Summary of criteria and thresholds for licensing
Under the Regulations any person in Scotland breeding 3 or more litters of puppies in any 12 month period must be licensed. The requirement to be licensed applies regardless of whether the breeder sells or otherwise supplies a puppy as a pet to another person.
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