The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018.

Licence applications

If you need a licence to breed from dogs and sell the puppies or you want to run a dog breeding business then you will need to apply for a licence. Contact the environmental health team by phone 01395 571517, or email See running a dog breeding business for more information.

Licence renewals

If you hold a dog breeding licence this will need to be renewed before the expiry date every year.  Please make sure you have applied to renew your licence at least 3 months before it expires to give us time to arrange the inspection. You can do this by contacting the environmental health team by phone 01395 571517, or email


  • You will need to pay a fee for your licence. Please make sure you are aware of how much this will cost
  • You will need a credit or debit card to pay by phone
  • You will need to provide details of your current insurance for the business

Any personal information which you provide will be held and used by East Devon District Council for the purpose of issuing you with a licence for dog breeding and on the basis of public task.

Who will receive or see my personal information?

Your information may also be shared within East Devon District Council for the purposes of carrying out our lawful functions. Otherwise your personal information will not be disclosed to anybody outside East Devon District Council without your permission, unless there is a lawful reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes. Your information will be held securely and will not be retained for any longer than is necessary. There are a number of rights available to you in relation to our use of your personal information, depending on the reason for processing. Further detail about our use of your personal information can be found in the relevant Privacy Notice which can be accessed here.