Looking to Purchase a Puppy? Make sure the breeder is registered!
Breeders must be subscribed to the Register and have a supply number within 28 days of their puppies being born. All breeders must display their supply number when giving away, selling or advertising dogs or puppies. It must also be included in the microchip information of the dog. The Register comes into effect today (26 May 2017) and has been established by the Queensland Government to help authorities identify dog breeders and give all dog buyers the peace of mind they already receive from Dogs Queensland breeder members. It will be an offence to supply dogs, born on or after this date, without a breeder supply number. For more information about the register please visit www.biosecurity.qld.gov.au or call 13 25 23. This information is important to remember when looking at a litter for purchase, this is to assist in the elimination of puppy farms and back yard breeders who do not put the welfare of the dogs as a priority. Please refer to the Dogs Queensland website for further information regarding this new legislation.