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FOI 9370

The Kennel Club

Request


The Kennel Club is the largest organisation in the UK devoted to dog
health, welfare and training. Its objective is to ensure that dogs live
healthy, happy lives with responsible owners. As an organisation closely
associated with dog breeding, the Kennel Club is intending to carry out
research to gain insight into breeders licensed by local authorities.



We are therefore contacting you alongside all local authorities in
England and Wales to gather important data on a range of information
regarding this issue.



Under the Freedom of Information Act we would kindly request the
following:



1. Name of local authority:

1. Date of completing request:



2. What terms require a breeder to have a breeding license within
your local authority (e.g. if they breed over a specific number of
litters)?



3. The number of breeders in your local authority in 2013 and to
date in 2014:

Number of breeders licensed in 2013:

Number of breeders licensed in 2014 (to date):



4. Do staff, on behalf of your local authority, carry out visits
relating to dog breeding and licensing? (Please state yes/no and give
details of purpose e.g. inspect dog housing, breeding facilities etc?)?



5. Is a visit/inspection carried out when a breeder or breeding
establishment is first licensed?

7. How frequently do they need to renew their license?



8. If yes, Aare breeders then revisited if they renew their breeding
license?



9. Please indicate the number of staff within your authority which
carry out these inspections/visits:



10. Please state the job title/s of the individual/s who carry out
this visit (e.g. environmental officer, vets, etc)



11. How many breeder visits and/or inspections have been carried out
in 2013 and to date in 2014:

Number of breeder visits in 2013:

Number of breeders visits in 2014 (to date):



12. Have you revoked any breeder licenses in 2013 and to date
in 2014? (if yes please provide figures):

Number of breeders' licenses revoked in 2013:

Number of breeders' licenses revoked in 2014 (so far):

I would be very grateful if you would send your reply to
James.Oxley@thekennelclub.org.uk. Similarly, if you would like to
receive a copy of our final report, and/or would like any further
information please feel free to contact me at the above address.


Response

1. Name of local authority: BRENTWOOD BOROOUGH COUNCIL

1. Date of completing request: 25/7/14



2. What terms require a breeder to have a breeding license within
your local authority (e.g. if they breed over a specific number of
litters)? SALE OF MORE THAN 2 LITTERS IN A 12 MONTH PERIOD OR DURING ANY 12 MONTH PERIOD FIVE OR MORE LITTERS ARE BORN TO BITCHES KEPT BY OWNER



3. The number of breeders in your local authority in 2013 and to
date in 2014: 1

Number of breeders licensed in 2013: 1

Number of breeders licensed in 2014 (to date): 1



4. Do staff, on behalf of your local authority, carry out visits
relating to dog breeding and licensing? (Please state yes/no and give
details of purpose e.g. inspect dog housing, breeding facilities etc?)?
YES - COUNCIL VET INSPECTS PREMISES ON A YEARLY BASIS WHEN LICENCE IS RENEWED OR NEW APPLICATION RECEIVED


5. Is a visit/inspection carried out when a breeder or breeding
establishment is first licensed? - YES

7. How frequently do they need to renew their license? YEARLY



8. If yes, Aare breeders then revisited if they renew their breeding
license? - YES



9. Please indicate the number of staff within your authority which
carry out these inspections/visits: 1 – COUNCIL VET



10. Please state the job title/s of the individual/s who carry out
this visit (e.g. environmental officer, vets, etc) VET



11. How many breeder visits and/or inspections have been carried out
in 2013 and to date in 2014:

Number of breeder visits in 2013: 1

Number of breeders visits in 2014 (to date): 1



12. Have you revoked any breeder licenses in 2013 and to date
in 2014? (if yes please provide figures):