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F15/260

Dog Breeding

Request Description

Under the Freedom of Information Act we would kindly request the following:

1.  Name of local authority: 

2.  Date of completing request:

3.  What terms require a breeder to have a breeding license within your local authority (e.g. if they breed over a specific number of litters)?

4.  The number of breeders in your local authority in 2013 and to date in 2014:

Number of breeders licensed in 2013: 

Number of breeders licensed in 2014 (to date): 

5.  Do staff, on behalf of your local authority, carry out visits relating to dog breeding and licensing? (Please state yes/no and give details of purpose e.g. inspect dog housing, breeding facilities etc?)?

6.  Is a visit/inspection carried out when a breeder or breeding establishment is first licensed?

7.  How frequently do they need to renew their license?

8.  Are breeders then revisited if they renew their breeding license?

9.  Please indicate the number of staff within your authority which carry out these inspections/visits:

10. Please state the job title/s of the individual/s who carry out this visit (e.g. environmental officer, vets, etc)

11. How many breeder visits and/or inspections have been carried out in 2013 and to date in 2014:

Number of breeder visits in 2013:

Number of breeders visits in 2014 (to date): 

12. Have you revoked any breeder licenses in 2013 and to date in 2014? (if yes please provide figures):

Number of breeders' licenses revoked in 2013: 

Number of breeders' licenses revoked in 2014 (so far): 

Request Date19 May 2015
Requested byOrganisation
Released Date  

 20 May 2015           

Response
  1. East Herts Council
  2. 19/05/2015
  3. We follow the DEFRA guidance issued in their letter dated 13/11/2014.
  4. Number of breeders licensed in 2013: Zero Number of breeders licensed in 2014 (to date): Zero
  5. Yes - to inspect the suitability for issuing a licence under the provisions of the legislation when they apply, or investigate whether a licence is needed when a complaint is received.
  6. Yes
  7. 12-months as per the legislation.
  8. Yes.
  9. 1
  10. Technical Officer, sometimes with a vet if deemed necessary.
  11. Number of breeder visits in 2013: Zero Number of breeders visits in 2014 (to date): Zero
  12. No
    1. NA
    2. NA  
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