The department encourages people to only buy or receive dogs and puppies that have a Supply Number identifying the Breeder.

The Supply Number and Queensland Dog Breeder Register allow the origin of dogs and puppies to be traced.

People wanting a dog will be able to check that the Supply Number provided is valid and may contact the breeder directly regarding the dog.

When you get a dog or puppy:

  • Look for a Supply Number displayed in the advertisement or where the dog or puppy is being offered for sale.
  • Check the online Register to confirm the Supply Number is valid and identifies the breeder.
  • Contact the breeder if you have questions about where the dog/puppy has originated.
  • Make sure you receive the microchip transfer-of-ownership papers with the dog or puppy at the time of purchase and that these papers include a valid Supply Number.

If you suspect a Supply Number is invalid, or you have other concerns about the supply or welfare of a dog, please report it by registering your concern for further investigation.