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Indiana State Board of Animal Health

BOAH > Species Information > Companion Animals (Dogs, Cats) > Commercial Dog Breeder & Broker Commercial Dog Breeder & Broker

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Information for Breeders and Brokers

The Indiana General Assembly passed a law requiring registration of some commercial dog breeding operations and dog brokers beginning January 1, 2010. Information about registering is listed below.

You must register with BOAH:

  • as a Commercial Broker if you sell at least 500 dogs/puppies annually.
  • as a Commercial Breeder if you maintain more than 20 unaltered females 12 months of age or older

Frequently Asked Questions 


Guidance Document w/Application

Application as Fillable PDF

Indiana Breeder and Broker Rule

Dog Care Information

Dental Report Card

Dental Care Facts

Canine Brucellosis Prevention and Control (USDA)

Canine Brucellosis Guidance Document (BOAH)

Guidelines for Enclosures

Dog Run Calculator

Dog Buyers Checklist

Association of Shelter Veterinarian's Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters


Information for Consumers

Questions? Contact BOAH

Other Information

USDA Q&A: Regulation of Dog and Cat Breeders and Dealers

USDA: Retail Pet Store Rule and Importation of Live Dogs Rule - Guidance for Breeders, Brokers and Importers

USDA: Regulatory Compliance for Commercial Dog Breeders: Introductory Course

Tax Information
Information about tax compliance for commercial dog breeders and brokers is available from the Indiana Department of Revenue.