REGISTRATION OF PUPPIES AND
THE BREEDING AND SALE OF DOGS
(WELFARE) ACT 1999
The Kennel Club has succeeded in obtaining further guidance from the Home Office regarding the registration of more than one litter of puppies from the same bitch within a 12 month period. Being aware of the difficulties experienced by some licensed breeders with regard to fulfilling this requirement of the Act, the KC is now in a position to allow some flexibility regarding certain minor infringements arising from factors beyond a breeder's control.
In the case of licensed breeders, in future, if a bitch would have been outside the twelve month period had she gone full term, but whelps prematurely, The Kennel Club will consider applications for Registration of the resulting puppies. Unfortunately this flexibility cannot apply to bitches which are mated early, and go to full term.