Stricter puppy farm regulations come into force

image captionThe new Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations 2014 aim to improve dog welfare

Stricter rules for dog breeding have come into force in a bid to end irresponsible breeding practices in Wales.

The regulations will affect people who keep three or more breeding bitches.

They include having a minimum staff ratio of one person to 20 adult dogs and also require breeders to socialise puppies to encourage good behaviour.

The new rules aim to improve breeding standards.

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