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High Volume Dog Breeder (HVDB) Application

A High Volume Breeder is defined as an establishment that keeps, houses, and maintains six or more breeding dogs (“breeding dog” means an unspayed adult female dog that is primarily used for producing offspring) and does at least one of the following:

  • In return for a fee or other consideration, sells five or more adult dogs or puppies in any calendar year to dog brokers or pet stores;
  • In return for a fee or other consideration, sells forty or more puppies in any calendar year to the public; or
  • Keeps, houses, and maintains, at any given time in a calendar year, more than forty puppies that are under four months of age, that have been bred on the premises of the establishment, and that have been primarily kept, housed, and maintained from birth on the premises of the establishment.