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Dogs: Animal Breeding

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 14229, tabled on 30 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of (a) licensed and (b) unlicensed dog breeders operating in the UK.

Answered on

4 November 2015

No recent estimate has been made by Defra, but Battersea Dogs and Cats Home recently estimated that there are 895 licensed dog breeders in Great Britain.