Name: Keeping or Training animals for exhibitions
Description: How to register performing animals

Keeping or Training animals for exhibitions

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) introduced a new licensing regime on 1st October 2018. To run an establishment where animals are trained or kept, in this borough you will require a licence from us.

A fee of £386.00 will be payable on application and your licence will run for 3 years, the renewal fee is £342. You will also incur the cost of veterinary inspection fee at the time of application / renewal.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must be over 18 years of age, and any person who will have control or management of the establishment, should not have been disqualified from:

  • Keeping a pet shop
  • Keeping a dog
  • Keeping an animal boarding establishment
  • Keeping a riding establishment
  • Having custody of animals

Also, the applicant, or any person who will have control or management of the establishment, should not have been disqualified or convicted of offences under the:

  • Animal Welfare Act 2006
  • Animal Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006
  • Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
  • Any other legislation listed in Schedule 8 of the LAIA Regulations 2018

Apply by post or in person

Please read the conditions and guidance here before you apply for a licence

See further details in the Procedural Guidance

Apply by post or in person:

Download, print and complete the application form for keeping or training an animal for exhibition PDF, 253.36 KB

Payment can be made by phone 01322 343434 quoting  Ref H1380 9451 VAT 8 or by cheque with the application form.

Return the completed form with payment to:

Dartford and Sevenoaks Environmental Health Partnership
Civic Centre
Home Gardens
Dartford
Kent
DA1 1DR

Last Updated: 18th September 2019 Print Link