The Queensland Government has introduced new laws to promote the responsible breeding of dogs. All persons who have a female dog with puppies is considered a breeder. The laws apply to all dogs born on or after 26 May 2017.
All breeders must be registered in the Queensland Dog Breeder Register and receive a Supply Number which is included in the dog's microchip documentation and provides trace-ability for the life of the dog.
Every dog born after 26 May 2017 which is given away, sold, supplied or advertised in Queensland, must have a Supply Number.
An overview of the legislation can be viewed (20mins):
For more information, visit the Biosecurity Queensland website at www.biosecurity.qld.gov.au or call 13 25 23.