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

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1.—(1) The licence holder must not advertise or offer for sale a dog—

(a)which was not bred by the licence holder;

(b)except from the premises where it was born and reared under the licence;

(c)otherwise than to—

(i)a person who holds a licence for the activity described in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1; or

(ii)a keeper of a pet shop in Wales who is licensed under the Pet Animals Act 1951(1) to keep the shop,

knowing or believing that the person who buys it intends to sell it or intends it to be sold by any other person.

(2) Any advertisement for the sale of a dog must—

(a)include the number of the licence holder’s licence,

(b)specify the local authority that issued the licence,

(c)include a recognisable photograph of the dog being advertised, and

(d)display the age of the dog being advertised.

(3) The licence holder and all staff must ensure that any equipment and accessories being sold with a dog are suitable for it.

(4) The licence holder and all staff must ensure that the purchaser is informed of the age, sex and veterinary record of the dog being sold.

(5) No puppy aged under 8 weeks may be sold or permanently separated from its biological mother.

(6) A puppy may only be shown to a prospective purchaser if it is together with its biological mother.

(7) Sub-paragraphs (5) and (6) do not apply if separation of the puppy from its biological mother is necessary for the health or welfare of the puppy, other puppies from the same litter or its biological mother.

(1)

1951 c. 35 (14 & 15 Geo 6).

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