Commercial Dog Breeders

Regulatory Compliance for Commercial Dog Breeders: Introductory Course

These materials were developed by the Center for Food Security and Public Health in collaboration with USDA APHIS Animal Care to provide information about licensing and regulatory requirements for Commercial Dog Breeders.

The materials describe the prelicensing process and requirements for maintaining a license under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and regulations and best practices in animal care and husbandry for commercial facilities.

The materials consist of a series of PowerPoint presentations with speaker notes.
 

Presentation 1: Introduction to APHIS Animal Care and the Regulatory Process

   

Presentation 2: The Licensing Process

   

Presentation 3: Maintaining Your License

   

Presentation 4: Program of Veterinary Care

   

Presentation 5: Exercise

   

Presentation 6: Socialization

   

Presentation 7: Identification

   

Presentation 8: Housing Part 1 (General Overview)

   

Presentation 9: Housing Part 2

   

Presentation 10: Husbandry Standards

   

Presentation 11: Transportation and Minimum Age Requirements

   

Presentation 12: Brokers and Auctions


Contact Information

For more information regarding this content, please contact Jeramy D. Higgins, Training Specialist, Center for Animal Welfare at Jeramy.D.Higgins@aphis.usda.gov.

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