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Wednesday , November , 22 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

If you cannot find the information you want in our service pages, you may be able to find it on this main FAQ page.
After looking at the statistics of how users browse our site we have now focused on the most used services as priority, many hundreds of information pages on our site that were accessed rarely or sometimes not at all have now been removed to de-clutter and make our site easier to use.

However we still accept that some information is desirable to help our users better understand aspects of how Carlisle City Council services work, so we provide FAQ lists on most our section landing pages.
All FAQs including any FAQ that does not fit in any of our our site sections are accessible here in the master FAQ page.

Master FAQ ( select a category or search for answers )

Dog Breeding Licences

A person breeding dogs for sale and whose bitches have 5 or more litters in any 12 month period, will require a licence from the Council.

Conditions in the Licence state that:

  • Bitches must not be mated until they are at least 1 year old
  • Bitches must not give birth to more than 6 litters in a lifetime
  • Bitches must not have more than 1 litter in any 12 month period; and
  • Breeders must keep accurate and detailed records covering all aspects concerning the health and welfare of the dogs, including details of litters. These records must be kept on the premises and made available to the Council if requested.

The Law

The Law relating to the breeding of Dogs can be found in:

When is a Licence Required?

Section 1 of the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973 states “No person shall keep a breeding establishment for dogs except under the authority of a licence granted in accordance with the provisions of the Act”.

You will not be granted a Licence if you have been disqualified from any of the following:

  • Keeping a breeding establishment
  • Keeping a pet shop
  • Having custody of animals
  • From keeping an animal boarding establishment

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