Vermont May Limit Dog Breeders

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

Posted: February 28, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

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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bertha   SAN DIEGO, CA

2/28/2008 11:08:36 PM

is a good idea, to keep population under control

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Karen   Standish, ME

2/28/2008 6:50:25 PM

It's about time. Who would want to breed 100 dogs per year. That's crazy.. I would love to see a real end to puppy mills!

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megan   somewherein, OH

2/28/2008 4:45:47 PM


John 3:16

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Christy   Covina, CA

2/28/2008 4:18:31 PM

Good idea! 100 dogs in 12 months is ALOT of dogs as it is!

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