Criteria of the License:
From the 1st January of the year till the 31st of December, the license will remain valid. At the end of the year the breeder will have to get his/her license renewed. Whether you sell the new born puppies within 3 weeks time, availability of license is important. For a detail view of the rules along with pros and cons, take a look at the Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999.
If you find yourself fulfilling all the rules mentioned in the Act, then you are allowed to send an application. You can get this form from the license providers available in London or download it form this Link.
You will have to pay a specific amount of money while applying for the license. This amount will depend upon the number of dogs you currently have.
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A team will be set for investigating the information given in your application form. If all the given data is not against the Act 1999 the procedure of investigation will continue. During this inquiry the team will decide whether the breeder deserves to hold the license or not.
During inquiry they will first pay a visit at the address where dogs are kept. Each and every aspect will be catered; whether they are provided with a proper accommodation, is the food given to them is of high quality or not, are they living in a secure area protected from any sort of mishap and accident. They will also make sure that bitches younger than 1 year are not giving birth to puppies, and the birth is being given with the space of 12 months.
The investigators will note down each and every aspect and then evaluate whether the breeder is capable enough to take this responsibility.
After few days the authority will contact you in order to reveal if you have succeeded in attaining the license or not. They might post you the license or ask you to visit their office.