Welsh Assembly New Dog Breeding Regulations

May 2015 The Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations imposes tougher criteria for those breeding and rearing dogs and puppies (applicable to those who keep three or more breeding bitches). Measures include a minimum staff ratio of 1.20 and a requirement to adopt socialisation plans for puppies. The Welsh Local Government Association will play a crucial role in the enforcement of these new Regulations.