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The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018

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7.—(1) Dogs within the premises must be prevented from coming into contact with other animals from outside the premises.

(2) In each kennel unit, the sleeping area must—

(a)be free from draughts;

(b)provide the dog with sufficient space to—

(i)sit and stand at full height,

(ii)lie down fully stretched-out,

(iii)wag its tail,

(iv)walk, and

(v)turn around,

without touching another dog or the walls;

(c)have a floor area which is at least twice the area required for the dog in it to lie flat; and

(d)if built after the date on which these Regulations come into force, have a floor area of at least 1.9 square metres.

(3) Each kennel unit must be clearly numbered and there must be a system in place which ensures that information about the dog or dogs in each kennel unit is available to all staff and any inspector.

(4) Each dog must have constant access to its sleeping area.

(5) Each dog must have a clean, comfortable and warm area within its sleeping area where it can rest and sleep.

(6) Each exercise run must have a single, safe, secure, waterproof roof over a minimum of half its total area.

(7) Where a dog poses a health or welfare risk to other dogs, it must be kept on its own in a kennel unit and, if that kennel unit adjoins another kennel unit, any adjoining wall must be of full height and width so as to prevent the dog from coming into physical contact with any other dog.

(8) Only dogs from the same household may share a kennel unit.

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