Establishments used for the breeding of dogs are controlled by the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973.
No person may keep a breeding establishment without first obtaining a licence from their Local Authority.
A breeding establishment means any premises where more than two bitches are kept for the purpose of breeding for sale.
To obtain a Dog Breeding Licence, you should:
- Fill in the Dog Breeding Application form. You can also use our online form to request that we post the application form to you.
- Sign the form and attach the relevant fee.
- Return the completed form and fee to Licensing Team, City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DB.
There is an application fee which must be paid at the time an application is made. The fee is currently £113.30. This can be paid by cash, cheque or credit card.
We aim to process all licence requests within 10 working days.
Where a licence is granted, that licence and any subsequent licence will, under normal conditions, expire on the 31st December of the year to which the licence relates and must be renewed before that date if the premises are to continue as an animal boarding establishment. We will contact the Licensee one month prior to the licence expiring.
If your inspection is approved, the licence will be issued. If, however, the inspection is not approved then the licence will go before a committee who will decide whether to grant the licence or not. If you are unhappy with the decision made, you do have the right to appeal.