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.