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

Application as Fillable PDF

Indiana Breeder and Broker Rule

Dog Care Information

Dental Care

Disease Information

Strategies to Prevent Infectious Diseases in Dogs

Canine Brucellosis

Campylobacter

Dog Housing

Guidelines for Enclosures 

Dog Run Calculator

Information for Consumers

Questions? Contact BOAH

Other Information

Dog Buyers Checklist 

Dog Waste for Fertilizer

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

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

USDA: Retail Pet Store Regulation 

USDA: Animal Welfare Regulations (guidelines for dog kennel facilities)

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.