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Selling/rehoming puppies

Discussion in 'Puppy Forum' started by Caerfi, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Caerfi

    Caerfi New Member Registered

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    Hi! I'm looking into having my retriever bred as her third season is coming up and she's not had any litters yet. I know some people who want to buy them off us once they're ready, and was wondering if this counts as income and if it's something I should worry about? I'm sure someone here must've done similar - what are your experiences?
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2018
  2. Mad Murphy

    Mad Murphy Well-Known Member Registered

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    Firstly why do you want to breed? Does your dog have outstanding bloodlines that the world needs? If not you might want to reconsider there are enough dogs without creating more. Plus have you done all the health checks needed to ensure that she is suitable? Have you got a male lined up and if so has he had all his health checks done and documented? Are you ready or have your buyers considered the extra costs should a c- section be needed?
    Plus any income should be declared minus documented costs but you should consult an accountant about that.
  3. Caro Perry

    Caro Perry Well-Known Member Registered

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    I'm not going to go into the ethics of breeding puppies but yes - you're breeding to make money and it will be potentially taxable. Whether tax is actually payable will depend on your personal financial situation.
  4. Rhythmpig

    Rhythmpig Active Member Registered

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    I'd check up with the new laws that have come in on breeding dogs before you go ahead. I think they kicked in this October,you could end up falling fowl of the law if you sell puppies.
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