Saturday, August 9, 2008

Breeder licensing and inspection

Does New York law restrict dog breeding?

Article 26, Section 26A addresses "pet dealers", and defines a pet dealer as an individual or business that sells or offers to sell more than nine cats or dogs a year to the public for profit.

Note: Home or hobby breeders selling or offering to sell fewer than 25 cats or dogs born and raised on their property directly to the public are exempted from this definition and are not required to comply with regulations for "pet dealers."

Pet dealers are required to comply with standards of care specified in this section of the law, maintain records as specified, and are subject to inspection by New York State.

See Ag. & Mkts. law Article 26-A "Care of animals by pet dealers" for more information.

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