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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. (NOTE: Commercial brokers must be USDA licensed.)
  • as a Commercial Breeder if you maintain more than 20 unaltered females 12 months of age or older

Frequently Asked Questions 

Guidance Document

Dog Breeder Application/Renewal form

Dog Broker Application/Renewal form

Indiana Breeder and Broker Rule (IAC 345, Article 13)

NEW: USDA Animal Care Licensing Rule of 2020

USDA Animal Care Licensing & Registration Assistant

Dog Care Information

Dental Care

Disease Information

Strategies to Prevent Infectious Diseases in Dogs

Reportable Diseases of Small Animals

Canine Brucellosis


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 Veterinarians)

USDA: Retail Pet Store Regulation

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.