Do I Need A Licence To Sell A Litter Of Puppies?


The new scope requires that a licence is obtained by anyone “breeding three or more litters of puppies in any 12-month period.” The new Regulations reduce the threshold from 5 litters before requiring a licence to 3 litters.

evidence that none of them have been sold (whether as puppies or as adult dogs).

Can I sell puppies without a license?

A breeder can breed as many puppies as they like without a licence “if the person carrying on the activity (breeding) provides documentary evidence that none of them have been sold (whether as puppies or as adult dogs)”.

Do you need a license to sell puppies UK?

You must have a dog breeding licence if either: you run a business that breeds and sells dogs. you breed 5 or more litters in a year and sell any of the puppies.

How do I sell a puppy litter?

Obligations As an Ethical Breeder

  • Do not sell a puppy before it is at least eight weeks old, and preferably closer to 12 weeks old.
  • Do not let any pup leave your home before you have had it vet checked for basic health and given at least its first set of vaccinations.

Do I have to pay tax on a litter of puppies?

The first thing that you must remember is that you are required to pay tax for all income received as a result of breeding dogs. No matter if the dog breeding is considered to be of either a business or a hobby, if you are selling the dogs you breed, you need to pay the taxes due.