Code of Practice for the Operation of Breeding and Rearing Businesses (2014)
Amended Breeding Code – commenced 1 July 2015
The Minister for Agriculture has taken action to further crack down on illegal puppy and kitten farms.
An amended Code of Practice for the Operation of Breeding and Rearing Businesses (2014) commenced on 1 July 2015. It has been amended to require breeders to obtain a veterinary health check for all female dogs prior to each mating cycle. In addition, the Code contains minor typographical corrections, and minor amendments to update the Code with respect to Machinery of Government changes and the Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Act 2014.
Revised Code booklet
Tool Kit for the Code
The Tool Kit provides businesses and enforcement officers with guides and templates relevant to the Code.