You need a licence for any establishment that is in the business of breeding and selling dogs. Additionally anyone producing five or more litters from their dogs in a 12 month period must obtain a licence regardless of whether they are in the business of breeding and selling dogs.

For more information read the Model Licence Conditions and Guidance for Dog Breeding Opens in a new window produced by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.


You can apply for a new licence or a renewal by completing an application form and sending it us along with the correct fee.

  Download a dog breeding licence application

We have 3 months from the application date to determine whether to grant a licence. The duration of the licence is for 1 year, effective from either the day stated in the application or the day the licence is granted, whichever is the latter and must be renewed before that date if the premises are to continue as a dog breeding establishment.


The fee for a new licence application is £248 plus the cost of vets fees if required.

The fee to renew a licence is £132 plus the cost of vets fees if required.

Licensed breeders

Visit the Animal Register page to see the current list of licensed breeders in Torbay.