Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010

2.

Definitions.

2.— In this Act—

“Act of 1986” means the Control of Dogs Act 1986;

“Act of 2001” means the Local Government Act 2001;

“annual dog breeding establishment charge” has the meaning assigned to it by section 14 ;

“appropriate fee” has the meaning assigned to it by section 9 (4) ;

“authorised person” means—

( a) a dog warden, or

( b) a person appointed to be an authorised person under section 18 ;

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“closure notice” has the meaning assigned to it by section 21 ;

“commercial boarding kennel” means a premises (other than an animal shelter) where dogs, not owned by the occupier of the premises, are temporarily sheltered, fed and watered in consideration of the payment of a fee;

“consumer price index number” means the All Items Consumer Price Index Number compiled by the Central Statistics Office, and a reference to the consumer price index number in respect of any year is a reference to the consumer price index number at such date in that year as is determined by the Minister with the consent of the Minister for Finance;

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“dog” includes bitch;

“dog breeding establishment” means a premises at which bitches are kept, not less than 6 of which are—

( a) more than 6 months old, and

( b) capable of being used for breeding purposes,

but shall not include a local authority dog pound;

“dog warden” has the same meaning as it has in the Act of 1986;

“hunt club” means a hunt or game club—

( a) registered with a national hunting association that is a member of—

(i) the Hunting Association of Ireland, or

(ii) the Irish branch of the Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the European Union (FACE),

and

( b) that operates in accordance with the guidelines for kennel management issued by the Hunting Association of Ireland;

“improvement notice” has the meaning assigned to it by section 20 ;

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“Minister” means the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government;

“operator” means, in relation to a dog breeding establishment, the person who owns or manages the establishment or is otherwise responsible for the running of the establishment;

“public trainer’s licence” means a public trainer’s licence granted by Bord na gCon under the Regulations of 1961;

“register” has the meaning assigned to it by section 9 ;

“registration certificate” has the meaning assigned to it by subsection (11) of section 9 ;

“Regulations of 1961” means the Greyhound Trainers’ Regulations 1961 ( S.I. No. 58 of 1961);

“veterinary practitioner” means a person registered under Part 4 of the Veterinary Practice Act 2005.