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F15/783

Dog Breeders and Licensing

Request Description

Please can I  the request following information under the freedom of information act.

1. 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)?

2. Please state the number of breeders in your local authority in 2014 and to date in 2015:

  • Number of breeders licensed in 2014:
  • Number of breeders licensed in 2015 (to date):

3. 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.)?

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

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

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

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

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

9. How many breeder visits and/or inspections have been carried out in 2014 and to date in 2015:

  • Number of breeder visits in 2014:
  • Number of breeders visits in 2015 (to date):

10. Have you revoked any breeder licenses in 2014 and to date in 2015? (if yes  please provide figures):

  • Number of breeders' licenses revoked in 2014:
  • Number of breeders' licenses revoked in 2015 (so far
Request Date29 October 2015
Requested byOrganisation
Released Date  

2 November 2015   

Response

1. 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)?

Terms are set out in legislation and guidance issued by central government.

2. Please state the number of breeders in your local authority in 2014 and to date in 2015:

  • Number of breeders licensed in 2014: 0
  • Number of breeders licensed in 2015 (to date): 0

3. 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.)?

If we have somewhere we inspect them in line with legislative / guidance requirements.

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

5. How frequently do they need to renew their license?  12 months

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

7. Please indicate the number of staff within your authority which carry out these inspections/visits:  1 + Vet as needed.

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

Technical Officer + Vet

9. How many breeder visits and/or inspections have been carried out in 2014 and to date in 2015:

  • Number of breeder visits in 2014: 0
  • Number of breeders visits in 2015 (to date): 0

10.   Have you revoked any breeder licenses in 2014 and to date in 2015? (if yes  please provide figures):

  • Number of breeders' licenses revoked in 2014: 0
  • Number of breeders' licenses revoked in 2015 (so far): 0  
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