The Queensland Government has established the new Queensland Dog Breeder Register to help authorities locate dog breeders and give dog buyers peace of mind when looking for a new furry friend.
As from the 26 May 2017 it will be an offense to supply dogs, born on or after this date, unless you have a breeder supply number.
Registering is quick, easy and free. Breeders need to log their details within 28 days of their puppies being born and will be issued with a unique identification number, known as a supply number. This applies to regular and occasional breeders (including backyard litters), with specific exceptions for some working dog producers.
People are urged to check the Queensland Dog Breeder Register before obtaining a new dog and to only buy from registered breeders with valid supply numbers.
The Queensland Dog Breeder Register will be available from 26 May 2017 at qdbr.daf.qld.gov.au. For more information about the register or animal welfare in Queensland, please visit www.biosecurity.qld.gov.au or call 13 25 23.