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Title: Commercial Dog and Cat Breeder License
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Description: The Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH) defines "Commercial" breeder as a person who possesses or has an ownership interest in animals and is engaged in the business of breeding animals for sale or for exchange in return for consideration, and who possesses ten or more adult intact animals and whose animals produce more than five total litters of puppies or kittens per year.
Subject: Cats, Dogs
Creation Date: 5/23/2014 2:10:44 PM
Modification Date: 7/17/2019 11:33:12 AM
Agency Name: Animal Health (BAH), Minnesota Board of
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The Minnesota Board of Animal Health's responsibilities include protecting the health of domestic animals of the state.
Agency Phone: 651-296-2942
Agency Fax: 651-296-7417
Agency URL:
Agency Address:
625 Robert Street North

St. Paul
Division Name: Email
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: Division Fax: Division URL:
Unit Name: Commercial Dog and Cat Breeder License
Unit URL:
Unit Description:
Unit Phone: 651-201-6824
Unit Fax: Contact person(s):
Unit URL:
Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:
Annual License

Annual Inspection

Meets Facility Standards

Meets Standards of Care

Veterinary Protocol


Commercial Dog and Cat Breeder Handbook

Statutes: 343.20 - .40
346.35 - .39
347.57 - .64


Application forms and instructions are available at Dogs and Cats or may be requested by calling the Board at 651-201-6824.


The initial pre-license inspection fee and the annual license fee is $10 per adult intact animal, but each fee must not exceed $250.

Pay Online

Period of Issuance:

Annual, July 1 - June 30.

Length of Determination: Prelicense inspection must be performed within 60 days from the date of receiving a license application.
Other Info:
Activity: Animals
License Detail URL:

Commercial Dog and Cat Breeders

Dogs and Cats

List of Licensed Breeders

Minnesota Board of Animal Health

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