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Dog Breeding

Dog Breeding Establishments Act

Do you keep 6 or more female dogs?  If yes, then you need to read this!

On 1 January 2012, new dog regulations came into force in Ireland.

The regulations apply if you keep six or more female dogs which are more than six months old and are capable of breeding.

You may need to act now!

Anyone who is covered by the new regulations will need to register with Mayo County Council and ensure that their premises conform to the guidelines issued as part of the regulations.

Under this legislation, dog breeding establishments already in operation have a lead-in time of six months (i.e. until 30th June, 2012) to apply to Mayo County Council to be included in the register of dog breeding establishments.  If you are setting up a new establishment you need to apply for inclusion on the register before you set up your establishment

Link to Guidelines on Dog Breeding Establishments (external link and new window)

Failure to register with your local authority is an offence under the regulations.

The legislation in question is the Dog Breeding Establishments Act.

The regulations may cover dogs even when they are not used for, or never will be used for breeding purposes.

Mayo County Council will clarify if you are covered by the regulations.

NAME ADDRESS ADDRESS OF  PREMISES MAX NO OF BITCHES CONDITIONS EXPIRY DATE OF REGISTRATION
Saotharlanna Bitheolaiocha Idirnaisiunta Teoranta(Charles River Laboratories) Glenamoy, Ballina, Co. Mayo same 170 NONE 24/10/2017
Beth Nicholls, Cnoc na Gaoithe Kennels & Cattery Shraheens, Balla, Castlebar, Co.   Mayo same 18 NONE 10/12/2017
Gerard Noone, North Galway Hunt Woodpark, Shrule, Co. Mayo same 16 NONE 10/12/2017
Ainmhithe Animal Rescue (CHY 19682) Rathrea, Kincon, Ballina, Co. Mayo same 26 NONE 25/02/2018
Kathleen Cox Owenwee Kennels, Leenane Rd., Westport, Co. Mayo same 26 NONE 27/09/2017
Jon Binley Massbrook Kennels Socraigh na Broc, Clossaghroe, Foxford, Co. Mayo same 18 NONE 27/04/2018
Martin Julian Ballintubber,Kincon Ballina, Co. Mayo same 30 NONE 08/10/2017
John Cosgrove Rockfort Irishtown, Claremorris,Co. Mayo same 18 NONE 13/04/2018
 Susan L. Finch, Wag Dog Boarding Kennels Clooncorraun, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo same 10 NONE 27/09/2017
Ruairi Fitzpatrick Caher, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo same 18 NONE 19/12/2017
Mayo SPCA CLG Pattens Park, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo same 12 NONE 15/03/2018

 

Veterinary Department and Dog Warden Contact Information.

Second Floor, Mayo County Council
Aras an Chontae
The Mall
Castlebar

Phone: (094) 9024444
Email: vetinfo@mayococo.ie
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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