When does a Breeder need to be USDA licensed?

By: Niklaus / On: 03/28/2018 09:17am

USDA rules apply if the breeder has -more than four breeding females and -sell their puppies within the wholesale market -or sell retail when the breeder does not meet the purchaser face to face.

Examples:

1. If the breeder has more than 4 breeding females and sells their puppies online and never meets the new owners.

They must be USDA licensed.


2. If the breeder has more than 4 breeding females and sells their puppies to pet stores (wholesale).

They must be USDA licensed.


3. If the breeder sells their own puppies retail but also buys and resells other breeder’s puppies retail.

They must be USDA licensed.


4. If the breeder has 20 sexually intact females older than one year.

They must be USDA licensed.


5. If a breeder sells more than 500 or more dogs a year.

They must be USDA licensed with a B license.