Licences for animal related businesses

Dog breeding licence

Dog breeding licence

If you breed dogs at any premises and sell them, you must have a licence. The London Borough of Newham is the licensing authority in Newham. The first time you apply for a licence you will need an inspection by an  approved veterinary surgeon arranged by the council and a council licensing inspector. They will ensure you comply with all the general and specific conditions The period of time it lasts for depends on the star rating you receive.

If you are interested in obtaining a dog breeding licence, please email us at [email protected] or telephone 020 8586 9739 for further information and an application.

Licence conditions

The London Borough of Newham will inspect your premises to ensure you can comply with all the general and specific conditions as required by Schedule 2 and Schedule 6 of The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018, before the London Borough of Newham agree to issue  you a licence and may also inspect at any time after your we issue you with a licence in line with the regulations.

The length and cost of the licence depends on the star rating you receive after inspection.

Renew a licence to breed dogs

If you already have a licence, The London Borough of Newham will write to you to advise you when you need to renew it.

It is your legal responsibility to make sure that you have a current licence.

If you are unsure if you require a licence please contact the animal welfare service before breeding from your dog to prevent potential legal action being taken or a warning being issued as this may affect you being able to apply for a licence in the future.