There are new laws regulating the breeding and sale of dogs and cats. These changes are designed to weed out unscrupulous breeders from the industry.
The most important changes to the law are:
- Breeders and sellers must adhere to the new South Australian Standards and Guidelines for Breeding and Trading Companion Animals, from 1 August 2017.
- If you are a breeder and seller and you intend to sell a dog or cat after 1 July 2018, you must register as a breeder with the Dog and Cat Management Board.
- You must not sell a dog or cat unless it has been desexed (by 6 months of age) and microchipped (by 12 weeks of age) in accordance with the Act.
If you are a breeder and seller any advertisement you place for the sale of a dog or cat must include your contact details and breeder registration number and provide the buyer with specific information.
Who has to register?
How do you register?
New breeding standards and guidelines
Sale of dogs and cats