New breeding laws in Queensland


In an effort to promote responsible breeding and stop puppy farms the laws in Queensland regarding breeding dogs have recently changed. If you are a breeder or would even just like to have one litter before desexing your female dog these laws will apply to you.

How does it affect you?

By law every Breeder having a female dog with a litter born on or after 26 May 2017 must have a Supply Number within 28 days of the birth of the litter (Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008,). A supply number can be one of the following:

• breeder identification number

• breeder exemption number

• accreditation number (from an approved entity such as Dogs Qld), or

• unique number that identifies a person as a recognised interstate breeder. The supply number must be included in the microchip details for each dog you breed and be displayed when a dog is given away, supplied, sold or advertised.

To access a supply number you must first register as a breeder.


You can do so through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries online. Check out these websites for more info:

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland Queensland Government


By Brooke Damen


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