Dog breeding and selling

Published 26/06/2020   |   Last Updated 27/05/2021   |   Reading Time minutes

This Research Briefing explores the regulation of dog breeding and selling in the UK. It focuses on regulations in Wales to safeguard animal welfare at dog breeding establishments. It also considers the ‘Lucy’s law’ campaign to ban the third-party sale of puppies. It describes action by the Welsh Government and the Senedd, as well as the picture across the UK. This Research Briefing has been published following commitments from the Welsh Government to introduce new legislation on these matters.

Read the briefing here: Dog breeding and selling (PDF, 14996 KB)


Article by Emily Tilby and Katy Orford, Senedd Research, Welsh Parliament

Senedd Research acknowledges the parliamentary fellowship provided to Emily Tilby by the Natural Environment Research Council which enabled this Research Briefing to be completed.