Vermont May Limit Dog Breeders

Legislation would require permits for dog breeders and cap the number of animals they sell.

Vermont’s State Assembly is considering legislation that would limit the number of litters and dogs that dog breeders can sell in a given 12-month period.

Similar to pending legislation in Rhode Island, the Vermont proposal would restrict breeders of domestic dogs and wolf-hybrids to 20 litters or 100 animals per 12-month period.

The legislation requires any person owning two or more dogs older than 4 months of age for sale or for breeding purposes to obtain a $10 annual kennel permit. Permits will not be issued or renewed for parties selling more than 20 litters or 100 animals during a 12-month period.

The legislation currently sits with the House Committee on Government Operations where it awaits a public hearing.

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