The Kennel Club is against the sale of puppies in pet shops. A
pet shop does not provide an appropriate environment for the
homing, even on a temporary basis, of puppies. As such, good
breeders should never sell their puppies via a pet shop. Pet shops
are also commonly known to be outlets through which puppy farmers
sell their puppies.
In line with its position, the Kennel Club is lobbying for
secondary regulations to be introduced on pet vending under the
Animal Welfare Act to prohibit pet shops from selling puppies.
Until such a time that the sale of puppies in pet shops can be
stopped via changes to legislation, the Kennel Club would welcome
the introduction of a code of practice to regulate this practice
Last updated - November 2013