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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.

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.


Revised Dog Breeding Establishment Guidelines - 01/01/19

The revised Guidelines are published here: Guidelines and come into effect from 1 January 2019. A revised copy of the Guidelines, colour coded to show the changes made to the previous guidelines are published here Colour Coded Guidelines.


Dog Breeding Establishment Register

Alan Moran, Great Western Sheep Dogs Training Derredda, Newport,Co. Mayo same 18 NONE 13/11/2018
Beth Nicholls, Cnoc na Gaoithe Kennels & Cattery Shraheens, Balla, Castlebar, Co.   Mayo same 18 NONE 10/12/2018
Gerard Noone, North Galway Hunt Woodpark, Shrule, Co. Mayo same 16 NONE 10/12/2018
Ainmhithe Animal Rescue (CHY 19682) Rathrea, Kincon, Ballina, Co. Mayo same 26 NONE 25/02/2019
Kathleen Cox Owenwee Kennels, Leenane Rd., Westport, Co. Mayo same 26 NONE 27/09/2018
Allison & Jon Binley Massbrook Kennels Clossaghroe, Foxford, Co. Mayo same 18 NONE 27/04/2019
Martin Julian Ballintubber,Kincon Ballina, Co. Mayo same 30 NONE 08/10/2018
John Cosgrove Rockfort Irishtown, Claremorris,Co. Mayo same 15 NONE 13/04/2019
 Susan L. Finch, Wags Dogs Boarding & Grooming Clooncorraun, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo same 10 NONE 27/09/2018
Mayo SPCA CLG Pattens Park, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo same 12 NONE 15/03/2019
 Claire Molloy, Walkies Achill Boarding Kennels  Slievemore Road, Keel, Achill, Co. Mayo  same 18  NONE  10/5/2019


Veterinary Department and Dog Warden Contact Information.

Mayo County Council,
The Annex,
Aras an Chontae
The Mall
F23 WF90
Phone: (094) 9024444
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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