Updates: 10/25/2021 11:08 AM
Released: 25.10.2021, 11:08
Prague – The Prague City Hall will cancel the register of dog breeders, which it has kept so far. The reason is an amendment to the Animal Protection Act, according to which all breeders will be obliged to report dogs to the Central Veterinary Administration. In connection with this, the municipality will also abolish the relief from the fee that people receive when registering an animal. This follows from the draft amendment to the city decree, which was approved today by Prague councilors. The amendment will take effect on January 1, 2022. The fee for a dog of 1,500 crowns per year, or 600 crowns in the case of breeding in family houses, people will have to continue to pay.
At the beginning of next year, an amendment to the Veterinary Care Act and some related laws will enter into force and a unified central register of designated dogs and their breeders will be established. It will be led by the Central Veterinary Administration of the State Veterinary Administration. All dog breeders will be obliged to report the required data to the veterinary administration in writing or through the information system. According to the document approved today, this will make the municipal records redundant.
The municipality therefore canceled the current discount, which it provided to breeders in the event that they had the dog marked with an identification number and registered it in the city register. Dog owners could get a discount of up to 350 crowns a year. This increases the city’s income every year, which it receives from registering dogs every year.
The fee is paid from dogs older than three months and is paid by its dog holder. The breeder pays CZK 1,500 per year for the first dog and CZK 2,250 for each new dog. In the case of breeding in family houses, it is CZK 600 and CZK 900, respectively. The same amounts apply if the dog is used, for example, to guard objects. Seniors who pay 300 and 600 CZK have a discount.
At the end of last year, 90,183 dogs were reported in Prague, ie 4,150 more than a year earlier. There were 82,949 breeders. As in the previous year, most of them were in Prague 4, 6 and 10. Unlike the year before last, females slightly outnumbered males last year. Of the purebred breeds, the Yorkshire Terrier is still the most numerous, the most common name has long been Ben.