FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

19 October 2020

With regard to dog breeding licences please provide

•             Number of applications for a new licence in last 12 months

 

•             Number of applications for a licence renewals in last 12 months

 

•             Number of new licences granted as a result of an application made in the last 12 months

 

•             Number of licences renewed as a result of an application made in the last 12 months

 

•             If appropriate, grounds on which any licence (new or renewal) was refused.

 

•             A copy of each dog breeding licence currently issued.

 

•             Please confirm the number of staff and qualifications of staff employed by each licence holder (for the avoidance of doubt I am not requesting any details of individual staff, just number employed by each licence holder and the qualification(s) held)

 

•             When applying for a new licence or a renewal which of the following do you require in respect of the animals specified in the licence

 

o             Name

 

o             Gender

 

o             Age and/or date of birth

 

o             Microchip number

 

o             Breed

 

o             Description

 

o             Date of purchase

 

•             Where a breeder buys/sells a breeding dog during the period of an issued licence do you require them to notify you of the change at the time of the sale/purchase of the dog or are records only updated at the time of the renewal application?

 

•             What steps, if any, do you take to ensure that each breeder complies with The Microchipping of Dogs (England) 2015 regulations?

 

•             Number of staff employed to conduct inspections during last 12 months

 

•             Total number of inspections conducted during last 12 months

 

•             Number of litters produced (and number of puppies in each litter) by each licence holder

 

•             If you keep records of Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme members please confirm which licence holders are also members of this scheme

 

•             Price charged for new licence

 

•             Price charged for renewal of a licence

 

•             Has any licence been revoked or suspended in the last 12 months? If so, please provide details of licence holder and reason for revocation or suspension

 

•             Number of complaints received in the last 12 months and the name of the licence holder complained about. Where a complaint has resulted in enforcement action please confirm what enforcement action was taken and the name of the licence holder (or refer to answer above if details already provided in relation to revocation or suspension of licence)



East Herts Council Response

30 October 2020

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

With regard to dog breeding licences please provide

•             Number of applications for a new licence in last 12 months

               One

•             Number of applications for a licence renewals in last 12 months

               0

•             Number of new licences granted as a result of an application made in the last 12 months

               One

•             Number of licences renewed as a result of an application made in the last 12 months

               0

•             If appropriate, grounds on which any licence (new or renewal) was refused.

               N/A

 

•             A copy of each dog breeding licence currently issued.

               SEE ATTACHED

 

•             Please confirm the number of staff and qualifications of staff employed by each licence holder (for the avoidance of doubt I am not requesting any details of individual staff, just number employed by each licence holder and the qualification(s) held)

               SILVER FOX LABRADORS. (COPY OF LICENCE CURRENTLY BEING FORMULATED) NO STAFF EMPLOYED. AGILITY DOG TRAINING QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE.

               GEMSWIN. 3 JOINT LICENSEES(NO STAFF) MEMBER OF THE KENNEL CLUB ASSURED BREEDER SCHEME,QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE ANIMAL SCIENCE DEGREE AND EXPERIENCE OF WORKING AS A LOCAL AUTHORITY DOG WARDEN.

               HOWTON OAK.  LICENSEE & FAMILY (NO STAFF) NO ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION. EXPERIENCE OBTAINED FROM OPERATING THE FAMILY  LICENSED  DOG BOARDING ACTIVITY

               SAWBO PUPS.  LICENSEE & FAMILY (NO STAFF) NO ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION. EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCY CONFIRMED BY VETERINARIAN DURING INSPECTION

              

 When applying for a new licence or a renewal which of the following do you require in respect of the animals specified in the licence

 

              Name

               YES

            

          Gender

         YES

 

      Age and/or date of birth

      YES

 

             Microchip number

             YES

             Breed

             YES

             Description

            YES 

            Date of purchase

            YES 

             Where a breeder buys/sells a breeding dog during the period of an issued licence do you

             require them to notify you of the change at the time of the sale/purchase of the dog or are

             records only updated at the time of the renewal application?

            YES

            What steps, if any, do you take to ensure that each breeder complies with The Microchipping

            of Dogs (England) 2015 regulations?

            VETERINARIAN CHECKS THE MICROCHIP  RECORDS OF THE MATURE DOGS AND THE PUPPIES

            WHERE APPLICABLE  DURING THE INSPECTION VISIT.

 

             Number of staff employed to conduct inspections during last 12 months

             ONE PLUS THE APPOINTED VETERINARIAN

            

             Total number of inspections conducted during last 12 months

             TWO

 

             Number of litters produced (and number of puppies in each litter) by each licence holder

             SILVER FOX LABRADORS  2 LITTERS 9 & 8 PUPPIES

             GEMSWIN  2 LITTERS 8 & 7 PUPPIES

             HOWTON OAK 1 LITTER & 7 PUPPIES

             SAWBO PUPPIES 3 LITTERS 10,9 & 5 PUPPIES 

 

             If you keep records of Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme members please confirm which    

             licence holders are also members of this scheme

             GEMSWIN

 

             Price charged for new licence

             £355.10

 

             Price charged for renewal of a licence

             £355.10 FOR THIS CURRENT YEAR

 

             Has any licence been revoked or suspended in the last 12 months? If so, please provide

             details of licence holder and reason for revocation or suspension

             NO LICENCES HAVE BEEN REVOKED OR SUSPENDED

 

           Number of complaints received in the last 12 months and the name of the licence holder

           complained about. Where a complaint has resulted in enforcement action please confirm

           what enforcement action was taken and the name of the  licence holder (or refer to answer

           above if details already provided in relation to revocation or suspension of licence)

          NO COMPLAINTS RECEIVED

 

 

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.