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Dog breeding rules and regulations

Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 11:26am
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Londontobeach

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We are looking to relocate to the area once Selling up later in the year .

I am licensed dog breeder in the U.K. and want to continue to breed my dogs once relocated in Spain.


what is the process and laws on dog breeding in Spain ? Also in the U.K. we have website like Pets4Homes to advertise pups is there anything like this in Spain ? 

Relyat

Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 11:58am

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Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 11:58am

Google is your friend!! 

http://faada.org/trading-pets-private-breeding

Here's a start for you 

Londontobeach

Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 12:14pm

Londontobeach

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Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 12:14pm

Relyat wrote on Mon May 9, 2022 11:58am:

Google is your friend!! 

http://faada.org/trading-pets-private-breeding

Here's a start for you 

Thanks, I came across that site whilst doing some research , I do not want to breed Illegally I am a license breeder in the U.K. I breed my dogs  ethically , in the the U.K. it is also illegal to breed dogs on any type of commercial basis without A license  and permits, the website you provided only seems to quote the below 

“The Spanish Law of animal protection makes it illegal to “breed and trade in animals without the corresponding licences and permits””


i am looking for information on how to get the corresponding licenses and permits so I am doing it 



Paolo51

Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 1:07pm

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Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 1:07pm

Please reconsider what you are wanting to do as there are thousands of strays and the mentality in Spain towards dogs is not good. My local rescue kennel recently had several just dumped at their gate.

Thousands of Galgos (greyhounds) are slaughtered every year in the most horrific manner and many other breeds, pedigree and mixed, are just thrown out because the owners cannot be bothered to look after them.

Londontobeach

Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 1:38pm

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Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 1:38pm

Paolo51 wrote on Mon May 9, 2022 1:07pm:

Please reconsider what you are wanting to do as there are thousands of strays and the mentality in Spain towards dogs is not good. My local rescue kennel recently had several just dumped at their gate.

Thousands of Galgos (greyhounds) are slaughtered every year in the most horrific manner and many other breeds, pedigree and mixed, are just thrown out because the owners cannot be bothered to look after them....

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Hi , that’s such a shame I would of course want to not make the situation worse , the dogs I breed are my babies , when i Sell them in the U.K. I make sure I Thoroughly check the potential owners and will not sell to just anyone, I also make sure that a contract is put in place where the new owners can not give or sell the dog to anyone and if for what ever reason they can or look after the dog they have to return it to me.

Whilst I realise that any type of dog can end up in a bad situation the type of dog that I breed is not something that any buyer normally takes likely they are expensive dogs and cost a lot to look after 

I also have exported lots of dogs to other countries within the EU it is more than likely that most of the dogs i breed will still be exported back to the U.K. and other EU locations, being in the EU and accessible by road would mean that my ability to offer a better more efficient service to potential clients based all over the EU

There must be dog breeders in Spain that are breeding ethically and responsibly ? my dogs are part of my family and I could not relocate without bringing them .

Im trying to find out the correct way to obtain the licenses and permits to do this the correct way I’m more than confident that any of my dogs I sell will not end up in the situation like others I can almost Guarantee it .





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Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 1:50pm

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Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 1:50pm

Hi maybe contact the local Ayuntamiento (town hall) to establish what licenses etc are needed.

I note you’re posting under La Marina. The Urbanisation comes under San Fulgencio 

http://www.sanfulgencio.es/en/


La Marina Village comes under Elche

https://www.elche.es/

If it’s neither of these areas, just Google the name of the area you are hoping to relocate to and you should be able to find which Ayuntamiento you are under. I’m not saying that they will definitely be able to assist but it’s a start.

As others have mentioned, the rescue centres are full of unwanted animals,many found dumped in the refuse bins or outside the centres. I would mention that it’s not just the mixed breeds, there’s plenty of pedigree dogs as well.

One thing to consider, as you don’t mention the breed of dog that you breed, is will it be happy in the hot Spanish weather? Bye the way I’m not judging you, as you have far more experience in this field than I do.

Good luck!

Darro

Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 3:16pm

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Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 3:16pm

Are you UK passport holders?

If so then before concerning yourself with the rules etc. on dog breeding in Spain you need to first to research the requirements for acquiring a visa which will allow you to do it.

If you have not yet done that then you could be in for an unwelcome surprise.

Paolo51

Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 4:27pm

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Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 4:27pm

I understand your feelings towards your animals and don’t doubt your ethics but I have seen French Bulldogs, Pointers, Alsatians, Dalmatians and many other pedigree breeds abandoned and mistreated. Once the animal is transferred from your care no amount of instruction can legislate for the differing attitude to animals here in Spain and a contract would stand for nothing.

As mentioned above if you are a UK passport holder then you would need the correct visa to allow you to set up as a breeder for business purposes.

Londontobeach

Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 7:13pm

Londontobeach

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Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 7:13pm

Yorkshire Lass wrote on Mon May 9, 2022 1:50pm:

Hi maybe contact the local Ayuntamiento (town hall) to establish what licenses etc are needed.

I note you’re posting under La Marina. The Urbanisation comes under San Fulgencio 

http://www.sanfulgencio.es/en/


La Marina Village comes under Elche

https://www.elche.es/

If it’s neither of these areas, just Google the name of the area you are hoping to relocate to and you should be able to find which Ayuntamiento you are under. I’m not saying that they will definitely be able to assist but it’s a start.

As others have mentioned, the rescue centres are full of unwanted animals,many found dumped in the refuse bins or outside the centres. I would mention that it’s not just the mixed breeds, there’s plenty of pedigree dogs as well.

One thing to consider, as you don’t mention the breed of dog that you breed, is will it be happy in the hot Spanish weather? Bye the way I’m not judging you, as you have far more experience in this field than I do.

Good luck!

Thanks thats helpfull I’ll try contacting them and see if I get anywhere .

the breed is actually from a country that is even hotter than Spain so that’s not a isse

Londontobeach

Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 7:36pm

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Posted: Mon May 9, 2022 7:36pm

Paolo51 wrote on Mon May 9, 2022 4:27pm:

I understand your feelings towards your animals and don’t doubt your ethics but I have seen French Bulldogs, Pointers, Alsatians, Dalmatians and many other pedigree breeds abandoned and mistreated. Once the animal is transferred from your care no amount of instruction can legislate for the diff...

...ering attitude to animals here in Spain and a contract would stand for nothing.

As mentioned above if you are a UK passport holder then you would need the correct visa to allow you to set up as a breeder for business purposes.

Yes I will definitely consider the change in attitude towards dogs in Spain compared to England, one thing that maybe a possibility to look into is if I sell a dog to a Spainish resident perhaps if I register the microchips in my name so if I a dog is found I can rescue it , I would be devastated to find one of my pups has been left on the street or in Ill health mistreated etc .

 I can assure you that I have waiting lists for my pups not only in there U.K. , but also in other EU areas , the U.K. buyers will not have a issue of me exporting the pups to them and the others in EU will be in a better position then when they buy a pup from me in the U.K. so again no problem there .


Surely if someone is prepared to pay 2500 euros + for a pup you would assume this stops a lot of the people willing to abandon them especially when I make them aware that I would take the dog back and find another home even if that is outside of Spain and refund the majority of there money, the people who tend to buy my breed of dog have research extensively and are aware of the responsibilities these dogs bring ,


as for the visa I am aware that I have to apply and demonstrate To work in Spain as a freelance, it is necessary to apply for a Work Visa at a Spanish consulate or embassy. The work visas are valid for one year but can be renewed if all the conditions are still met .


i can show proof of required  funds and can show proof of my license in the U.K. and can also provide a business plan , im not sure if it will be acceptable or not 

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