New Dog Breeding Laws

New Dog Breeding Laws

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.