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UPDATED: Animal activities licensing: statutory guidance for local authorities Published Date: 01/02/2022

DEFRA has published the revised statutory guidance for local authority inspectors in England on licensing activities involving animals. The guidance explains the conditions that businesses need to meet in order to receive an animal activities licence.

This guidance covers:

  • dog breeding
  • pet selling
  • hiring out horses
  • boarding for dogs and cats
  • home boarding for dogs
  • dog day care
  • keeping or training animals for exhibition

The latest updates are intended to clarify drafting errors in guidance notes and to replace PDFs with HTML documents.

View the guidance