Dog Breeding Establishments

Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010

On the 1st January 2012, the above Act came into force. All premises where  six or more female dogs are kept which are more than 6 months old and capable of being used for breeding purposes are required to be registered under the Dog Breeding Establishments Act, 2010. Any premises to which the new regulations apply will need to register with their local authority and ensure that their premises conform to the guidelines. Failure to register with your local authority is an offence. A scale of fees applies.

Application Form to Register a Dog Breeding Establishment


Revised Set of Guidelines for Dog Breeding Establishments Act

The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) has put in place a revised set of Guidelines for Dog Breeding Establishments. These have now been published on the Department’s website.

The revised Guidelines come into effect on 1 January 2019.  A copy of the revised Guidelines, colour coded to show the changes made to the previous guidelines, taking into account the responses received through the public consultation process, where appropriate, and also from consultation with industry experts has also been published.

Please find  links to  Press Release here  and the Guidelines here

Details of establishments under the inspectorate of LCC are listed below:

Reg. No. Name of Owner/Operator Address of Establishment Date of Expiry of current registration Max. no. of breeding bitches over 6 months old & capable of breeding that can be allowed at this establishment No. of Conditions (if any)
LCC 01 Desmond Foot Clonmount Kennels,

Cloncannon, Mountmellick, Co. Laois

07 July 2021 100 none
LCC 04 Fintan Bergin Ballinla, Ballaghmore,

Borris-in-Ossory, Co. Laois

14 December 2021 18 none
LCC 06 Lorraine Fennell Killeen, Maganey, Co. Laois 20 November 2020 18 none
LCC 07 Laois Hunt c/o David Lalor Beechfield House, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois 03 August 2021 30 none
LCC 16 Keith Cash Dangenroe, Castetown, Co. Laois 04 October 2021 18 none