Here we have collected the answers to the most commonly asked questions related to the dog`s breeding.
What is the Dog Breeder Register?
The Government has introduced new laws to promote the responsible breeding of dogs. These new laws will provide the tools – including a Dog Breeder Register – to help locate breeders who place profit before the welfare of their dogs.
What happens after I register?
When you become registered as a dog breeder, you will be issued with a breeder identification number (BIN) which is the supply number for every dog you breed. This supply number must be included in the microchip details for each dog you breed and be displayed when a dog is given away, supplied, sold or advertised.
Your registration is for 12 months and if you want to continue breeding dogs, you will need to renew your registration annually.
If your registration details change, you must update your registration details within 7 days of the changes coming into effect.
Can I search the Dog Breeder Register by breeder name?
No. You must use the full supply number to search the Dog Breeder Register. If you do not have the full supply number; the supply number is not valid or it cannot be found in the Queensland Dog Breeder Register then you should submit a concern. You can do this on the Dog Breeder Register or by ringing the department on 12-345-678-90.
Does the Dog Breeder Register cover cats?
No. The new law and the Queensland Dog Breeder Register does not apply to cats.
Can children register as a breeder?
No. Children under 18 may not register as a breeder. In these circumstances, the parent or guardian of the child must register as a breeder.
I only have a litter or two of puppies each year as a hobby – am I considered a breeder?
Yes. You must register as a breeder if you have, or are responsible for, a dog that has a litter.
What do I do if my dog was already pregnant when the laws began?
You need to register as a breeder and get a supply number within 28 days of the litter being born.
What if I have a dog I did not breed and I want to give it to another person?
If the dog does not have a supply number, before this dog is given away, supplied, advertised or sold you must create an account online and apply for a Breeder Exemption Number (BEN).