Everyone who has a female dog with a litter born on or after 26 May 2017 must register as a Breeder and apply for a Breeder Identification Number unless the person: 

  • holds a membership, accreditation or a permit from one of the organisations that is an “approved entity” or,
  • is a primary producer that breeds puppies to be kept by a primary producer as working dogs

Breeders of working dogs will need to apply for a Breeder Exemption Number if they supply any dog to a person who is not a primary producer, or the dog is not going to be kept as a working dog.

To apply for a Breeder Exemption Number (BEN):
•    create an account, and
•    sign in to your account and submit an application.