The Queensland Government has recently taken steps towards introducing new legislation for Dog Breeders with a view to stamping down on Puppy Farmers and Backyard Breeders. This includes dogs that “accidentally” become pregnant!
The new legislation that came into effect on the 26th May 2017 now means any person or business must not give away, supply, sell or advertise a dog that was born on or after the 26th May 2017 without a supply number that identifies the breeder.
You only have up to 28 days after your first litter is born to register.
The supply number can be any one of the following:
• a breeder identification number (BIN) – available online when registering as a breeder
• a breeder’s membership number provided by a breeder organisation that accredits dog breeders, and is approved by the Minister as an “approved entity”
• a breeder permit number provided by a local government issuing permits/registrations to dog breeders and approved by the Minister as an “approved entity”
• a unique number that identifies a person as a recognised interstate breeder and is provided within their state
• a breeder exemption number (BEN) – available to certain eligible persons who qualify for a breeder exemption.
FAQ’s About Dog Breeder Registration.
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