Register of Dog Breeding Establishments - Do you keep 6 or more female dogs?

The Dog Breeding Establishment Act applies if you keep 6 or more female dogs which are more than 6 months old and are capable of breeding. 

Anyone who is covered by the new regulations will need to register with their local authority and ensure that their premises conform to the guidelines issued as part of the regulations. Failure to register with your local authority is an offence under the regulations. The regulations may cover dogs even when they are not used for, or never will be used for breeding purposes. 

Download an Application to register a Dog Breeding Establishment (in accordance with Section 9 of the Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010) Click here


Dog Breeding Establishments Registered with Fingal County Council 2023/2024


Reference Number


Type of Establishment

Max Number of Female Dogs

Conditions re Registration



Lissenhall Boarding Kennels

Lissenhall Great

Co. Dublin

Commercial Boarding Kennels N/A None
2. DBE-2023/03

The Dublin Dog Hub


Co. Dublin

Dog Breeding Establishment N/A None


Dog Breeding Establishment Guidelines 2018:…   

Dog Breeding Establishment Act 2010: