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


Schedule 6

Specific conditions: breeding dogs

In addition to the five welfare needs: suitable environment; suitable diet; housing with or apart from other dogs; normal behaviour; protection from pain, suffering,injury and disease. This law states: No dog may be kept for breeding if it can reasonably be expected, on the basis of its genotype, phenotype or state of health that breeding from it could have a detrimental effect on its health or welfare or the health and welfare of its offspring

Note: for the first time there is now some protection for offspring from genetic disease and conformational (physical) extremes.