NEW DOG BREEDING LAWS
New dog breeding laws will commence in Queensland in May 2017, these changes will effect owners of dogs that have a litter of puppies, whether planned or unplanned.
Within 28 days of a litter being born the owner must become a registered breeder, even if the pregnancy was unplanned or you are giving the pups away.
If you are a supplier of genuine working dogs as defined in the Animal Management (Cats & Dogs) Act 2008 you are exempt from the registration requirements. However if you supply a dog to another person that is not a working dog you will be required to apply for an exemption.
There will be no application fee for breeder registration until July 2018; after this time a fee may be introduced, following public consultation.
Further information may be found on our Pet Ownership page.