Authorised officers of the council and/or authorised veterinary surgeons/practitioners may enter and inspect a pet shop at any reasonable time.
Where a person is convicted of any offence under the Pet Animals Act 1951 or any offence under any of sections 4,5,6(1),(2),7 to 9, and 11 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 the court by which he is convicted may cancel any licence held by him under the Pets Animals Act 1951, and may, whether or not he is the holder of such a licence, disqualify him from keeping a pet shop for such period as the court thinks fit.
Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999 and Sale of Dogs (Identifications Tag) Regulations 1999
It will be important that pet shop keepers note that keepers of licensed breeding establishments must by law provide on sale to a pet shop, a dog which wears a collar with an identifying tag or badge.
The keeper of a licensed pet shop becomes guilty of an offence if he sells on a dog which, when delivered to him, was wearing a collar with an identifying tag or badge but it is not wearing such a collar when delivered to the person to whom he sells it.
An identifying tag or badge, in relation to a dog, means a tag or badge which clearly displays information indicating the licensed breeding establishment at which it was born, the date of birth of the dog, and an identifying number, if any, allocated to the dog by the licensed breeding establishment at which it was born.