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Sourcing of pet dogs from illegal importation and puppy farms 2016-2017: scoping research

Published: 9 Nov 2017
Part of:
Farming and rural, Research
ISBN:
9781788514132

The report describes research into the scale of the trade in imported and illegally bred puppies.

Contents
Sourcing of pet dogs from illegal importation and puppy farms 2016-2017: scoping research
List of Tables, Figures and Boxes

List of Tables, Figures and Boxes

Tables

Table 1: Summary of UK puppy trade legislation
Table 2: Summary of methods
Table 3: Summary of participant demographics
Table 4: European countries exporting dogs to England, Scotland and Wales
Table 5: Most commonly advertised breed types
Table 6: Number and percentage of the most popular breed of puppies advertised in relation to all puppies advertised (n-4074)
Table 7: Signs of the illegal puppy trade
Table 8: Signs of illegal puppy smuggling
Table 9: Comparative costs of breeding KC registered and ABS registered dogs
Table 10: Why consumers buy from the illegal puppy trade
Table 11: The impact of PTS and Balai on the illegal puppy trade
Table 12: Comparison of Kennel Club registered breeders to LA licenced breeders
Table 13: Analysis of adherence to PAAG guidance of the 7 websites monitored
Table 14: The identifiable impacts of the trade
Table 15: Health conditions typically found in puppies in the trade
Table 16: Identifiable impact of the trade on consumers
Table 17: Identifiable impact of the trade on professionals and organisations
Table 18: Influences on consumer purchasing behaviour
Table 19: Consumer information approaches

Figures

Figure 1: Numbers of individual Canis familiaris commercially imported from other European countries in 2016
Figure 2: Numbers of consignments of Canis familiaris commercially imported from other European countries in 2016
Figure 3: Main international trade and national distribution routes for the illegal puppy trade
Figure 4: Number of advertisements identified by Scottish Local Authority area

Boxes

Case Study 1: NGO and formal enforcement agencies partnership in welfare and quarantine
Case Study 2: NGOs, business sector and government agencies PAAG partnership for regulating online advertisements
Case Study 3: Operation Delphin partnership approach to regulating the international trade
Case Study 4: The impact on puppy and public health from the trade
Case Study 5: Recommended breeder requirements
Case Study 6: LA Trusted Traders Scheme
Case Study 7: KC Assured Breeders Scheme


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