Am I Allowed To Sell Dogs Without Vaccines

Is it illegal to sell a puppy without vaccinations UK?

Lucy’s Law was approved by Parliament on 13th May 2019 and came in to effect in England on 6th April 2020. The law makes it illegal to sell puppies and kittens under 6 months old unless the seller: has bred the puppy or kitten themselves, or. isn’t a business (e.g. if they’re a legitimate rescue centre.

What is the law on selling puppies?

Legally, the puppy or kitten must be bred in the place it is being sold. They should look out for any warning signs and report any behaviour that appears suspicious. Ideally the puppy or kitten should be over eight weeks old when it is sold.

When you buy a puppy should it be vaccinated?

At eight weeks old, your puppy will be due for their first vaccinations. Some breeders will have arranged their puppies’ first vaccinations before they go to their new home.

Is it illegal to sell puppies without a license?

You will need a licence if you want to breed dogs and are breeding: three or more litters of puppies per year (unless you can show that none of the puppies has been sold) puppies and advertising a business of selling puppies, irrespective of the number bred each year (subject to a number of exemptions).

Is it illegal to sell puppies without microchip?

It’s a dog breeder’s responsibility to ensure puppies are microchipped before selling them. Puppies cannot be sold until they’re eight weeks old, and they must be microchipped before you can buy them.

Can you breed a dog without breeding rights?

Anyone can breed dogs anywhere, but in order to do it legally, you have to follow certain laws and regulations, as well as comply with contractual and local obligations. It is generally considered irresponsible to sell without breeding rights unless it is made clear in the kennel contract signed by the buyer.

Is it legal to sell puppies on social media?

Social media is also used to sell pets and there are no specific laws to regulate the standard of online pet advertising. These include the sale of very young puppies and kittens, puppy farmers and dealers pretending to be private sellers.

How many litters can a dog have?

A dog is capable of having over ten litters in her lifetime, however, most dogs will not be able to produce this number of healthy litters and remain healthy herself. One obvious sign that a female should be retired is that her litter size drops drastically.

What happens if a puppy is not vaccinated?

If dogs aren’t vaccinated at a young age, they will be vulnerable to diseases such as rabies, canine distemper, hepatitis, canine parvovirus, Lyme disease, canine influenza, leptospirosis, and kennel cough.

Is it illegal to not vaccinate your dog UK?

There’s no legal requirement to give your dog vaccines in the UK. However, vets recommend core vaccines for every dog to keep them safe and healthy. The exception to this is the rabies vaccine, which is a legal requirement if your dog is travelling in and out of the UK.

Can my unvaccinated puppy be around vaccinated dogs?

Unvaccinated puppies can be safely socialized with fully-vaccinated adult dogs in safe environments like your home. Most puppy classes require proof of vaccination before you can enroll your puppy.

Can anyone sell puppies?

This welcome law change will make it illegal for anyone other than a breeder to sell kittens and puppies commercially. From today anyone planning to buy or adopt a kitten under six months must deal directly with the breeder or an animal rehoming centre.

Is it illegal to sell puppies before 8 weeks?

Breeders can only sell puppies they have bred themselves, and only from the place the puppy was bred and reared. Puppies must be 8 weeks old before they can be sold or leave their mum.

What is an animal activity licence?

What is an animal activities licence? To run a business selling pets you need an animal activities licence issued under the Pet Animals Act 1951. This includes all commercial selling of pets including pet shops, businesses selling animals over the internet, and selling animals from your own home.

What is the fine for not microchipping your dog?

The chip contains a unique registration number. If a dog without a microchip comes to the attention of the authorities, its keeper may be served with a notice requiring the dog to be microchipped. The keeper may face criminal prosecution and a £500 fine if they do not comply with the notice.