Dog Advisory Council’s Standard for Breeders

The Advisory Council on the Welfare Issues of Dog Breeding has finalised its Standard for Breeders.

The standard sets out the welfare requirements for breeding dogs, including accurate record keeping, accommodation requirements, the health of dogs used for breeding, the nurturing and socialisation of puppies, compulsory identification, checks on puppy buyers suitability as dog owners.

It is hoped that this will become widely adopted by breeders and act as the ‘gold standard’ for dog breeding.