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Standards for breeding

The standards and guidelines for companion animal breeding are to protect animals which are bred for profit

The South Australian Standards and Guidelines for Breeding and Trading Companion Animals are compulsory and set minimum health and welfare requirements that must be met by anyone who breeds or trades companion animals.

The South Australian Standards and Guidelines for Breeding and Trading Companion Animals came into effect 1 August 2017. The standards and guidelines apply to anyone who breeds companion animals, including dogs or cats, for sale or trade.

They are regulated under the Animal Welfare Act 1985, and Animal Welfare Regulations 2012 and collectively, these laws are enforced by the RSPCA.

South Australian Standards and Guidelines for Breeding and Trading Companion Animals´╗┐