If you are going to be breeding 5 or more litters of dogs in any calendar year you must be licensed by the council to ensure that the welfare of the animals is maintained to a high standard and to prevent the spread of any infectious disease.
Apply for a licence
To apply for a dog breeding licence download and complete the application form [PDF 106KB] and return with the fee, currently £135.
A licensing enforcement officer will arrange for the premises to be inspected.
Once the premises is deemed satisfactory, we aim to issue your licence within 5 working days.
Licences must be renewed annually - please submit your renewal at least 1 month before your licence expires to give time for your premises to be inspected.
The Licensing Service is available to contact by telephone or to visit in person to the Licensing desk at Blackpool Council's Customer First Centre on Corporation Street between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.