Animal Welfare Code of Practice - Breeding of Dogs and Cats - New South Wales

Service summary

You must comply with this code if you intend to breed dogs or cats. The code also outlines the responsibilities of owners and lessees of puppies and kittens.

The code sets standards for the care and management of breeding dogs and cats, including standards for housing, environment, security, animal management, food and water, cleaning and disinfection, transport, health and care, human destruction, transfer of ownership, and breeding and rearing.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Eligibility requirements

No formal educational training is required.

Owners should have a sound knowledge of the requirements of maintaining the health and wellbeing of dogs and cats.

Duration

Not applicable.

Administering agency

Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
NSW Agriculture

Act(s) name

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulation 2012 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries, Animal Welfare Branch
Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
NSW Agriculture


Operating address:
161 Kite Street
Orange
New South Wales 2800
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 21
Orange
New South Wales 2800

Phone:

02 6391 3149
animal.welfare@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Supporting information

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