Dog Breeding Establishments

Dog Breeding Establishments

All premises where six or more female dogs are kept which are more than 6 months old and capable of being used for breeding purposes are required to be registered under the Dog Breeding Establishments Act, 2010.

In accordance with Section 9 of the Dog Breeding Establishment Act 2010, the operator of a Dog Breeding Establishment must apply to their local authority responsible for the area in which it is situated for registration as a Dog Breeding Establishment.

DBE Application Form.docx (size 57.7 KB)

Revised Dog Breeding Establishment Guidelines

As of 1st January 2019, revised guidelines have been put in place by the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD). A copy of the revised Guidelines, colour coded to show the changes made to the previous guidelines, taking into account the responses received through the public consultation process, where appropriate, and also from consultation with industry experts has also been published. See below.

Revised DBE Guidelines.pdf (size 210.4 KB)

Register of Dog Breeding Establishments in Offaly

Register of Dog Breeding Establishments situated in Offaly pursuant to the Dog Breeding Establishment Act 2010



Name(s) of Operator

Address of DBE

Max no. of breeding bitches over 6 months old permitted

Conditions applying to registration

Information Notes

1Phyl & Michael HennessyBirr Street, Kilcormac, Birr, Co. Offaly30NoneCurrent registration 21/OY/DBE/4
2Scott Mc EvoyLowerton, Blueball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly18None

Current registration 22/OY/DBE/1

 3Maurice GuinanKillyon, Birr, Co. Offaly18None

Current registration 22/OY/DBE/2

Click here to view Closure Notice Issued 7th August 2018.

Click here to view Closure Notice Issued 14th February 2020.

Click here & here to view Closure Notice Issued 28th January 2021.

Click here to view Closure Notice Issued 01st October 2021.

Press Release – June 12th 2020 - Offaly County Council regulation of Dog Breeding Establishments.

Press Release – June 12th 2020.docx (size 13.5 KB)