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Dog breeders

If you breed dogs and then sell the puppies you are running a dog breeding business. If you are already breeding or plan to in the future you will need a licence from us.

Before we issue the licence an officer from the council will inspect the premises to make sure the animals will be suitably accommodated, fed, exercised and protected from disease and fire.  We may also ask a veterinary surgeon to accompany us. You need to make sure you have planning permission for any buildings before applying to us.  

How to apply

Apply for a dog breeders licence Apply for a dog breeders licence

You must complete the application form in full.  You will need to pay the application fee when you submit your form.  There will be a fee to pay for the vets visit if one takes place.



Animal licences fees Animal licences fees

You must submit your fee with the application.  You will be asked to pay a further fee to cover the vets visit if one takes place.

If you apply by post you should make cheques payable to 'City and County of Swansea' and send it with your completed form.


Tacit consent

It is in the public interest that we must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact Licensing.


If you have any problems with your application or would like more information then please contact us on 01792 635600 or email

Apply for a dog breeders licence

Use our online form to apply for dog breeding establishment licence.

Frequently asked questions about dog breeding

Find out answers to the most common questions we get asked about dog breeding.

Register of licensed dog breeders

We hold a public register of all premises licensed by us under the The Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations 2014.
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