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‘Collaboration is key to ensure dog breeding standards’, says Kennel Club

Local authorities could see a ten-fold increase in the number of dog breeders they are required to license under new government proposals, and the Kennel Club is warning that without full collaboration with its Assured Breeder Scheme it will simply become a stealth tax on responsible dog breeders and do little to curb puppy farmers who could continue to sell hundreds of thousands of sick and badly treated pups to the public.

New dog breeding licensing proposals have been put forward by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), which looks after the UK’s animal welfare laws, which would see the threshold at which a dog breeder requires a licence change from five to just three litters of pups a year.

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