FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

10 February 2022

Dogs Trust is conducting a research project to better understand the pet dog population in the UK (see attached PDF for more details).

As part of this research, we ask that you provide the following information regarding dog breeding licences issued by your council. All data requests are per annum, from 2017 – 2021. This data will be hugely beneficial to the project, as we will be able to obtain the UK dog population growth rate, which will allow for comprehensive statistical analysis.

 

To make the process easier for everyone we have set up an online form for you to enter your answers. The personalised link for East Hertfordshire is:

https://dogstrustlimited.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8iBcAI3ixDARVWK?Recipient=East%20Hertfordshire%20%20%20%20

Alternatively, please find attached an excel spreadsheet to input your answers.

Questions regarding all dog breeding licences

1.     Fees.

a.     Per year from 2017 – 2021, what was the fee charged for a first-time application for a dog breeding licence (including inspection fees)?

b.     Per year from 2017 – 2021, what was the fee charged for a renewal application for a dog breeding licence (including inspection fees)?

2.     Number of approved applications for a dog breeding licence.

a.     Per year from 2017 – 2021, how many first-time applications for a dog breeding licence were approved? (Please provide details on the licence length or star rating for each approval)

b.     Per year from 2017 – 2021, how many renewal applications for a dog breeding licence were approved? (Please provide details on the licence length or star rating for each approval)

3.     Per year from 2017 – 2021, how many of the licenced dog breeding establishments had quarantine or isolation facilities?

4.     If your local authority grants multi-year licences that are not counted as renewals each year, per year from 2017 – 2021, how many additional establishments were active due to holding a continuing multi-year licence?

5.     Number of applications refused for a dog breeding licence.

a.     Per year from 2017-2021, how many first-time applications for a dog breeding licence were refused (with reasons for refusal if known)?

b.     Per year from 2017-2021, how many renewal applications for a dog breeding licence were refused (with reasons for refusal if known)?

6.     Per year from 2017 – 2021, how many care notices (Scotland) or improvement notices (England and Wales) were issued to dog breeding establishments (with reasons for issue if known)?

 

More specific question regarding each dog breeding licensed establishment, per year, from 2017 – 2021:

7.     The number, age and breed of all breeding bitches, in each dog breeding licensed establishment.

8.     Breed(s) of male stud(s)/father(s), if different to mother’s breed. 

 

I do not require any personal information regarding the dog breeding licensed establishments, such as address or company name. Instead, I am more than happy for each dog breeding licensed establishment to be randomly assigned a unique ID number.

 

If you do not record this information, please state entry as ‘Unknown’ or ‘NA’. If you record this information, and the answer is zero, please state ‘0’.



East Herts Council Response

04 March 2022

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

Please see aattached response

 

If you are unsatisfied with the way the Council has handled your request please let us know in the first instance so that an internal review can be carried out. Additionally,  If you have any queries about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

For re-use of information and conditions on the use of personal data  please see

https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/about-east-herts-0/information-requests/re-use-council-information

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.