This is a list of dog breeders who have registered their establishments with their local authority. We have not seen these establishments. We do not know the conditions on these establishments and aside form where we have explicitly provided information (for example under campaigning page) that we have obtained about these DBEs, we make no representation about the conditions of the dogs or puppies in the DBEs listed below.

However, subject to further information from a DBE we do maintain our general concerns about the welfare of dogs in commercial breeding establishments as noted on our home page.

We are providing this list so that members of the public can see whether a breeder is registered and how many bitches that breeder is registered for. No government agency provides a complete list, we are seeking to fill this gap as best we can.

It is important to note that we have tried to obtain inspection records from the Department of Agriculture who carried out joint inspections with local authorities for most DBEs in the country in 2015. They provided records but deleted the names so it was impossible to determine which records related to which breeders. Where we can provide information we will. We do have Cavan’s inspection records and will upload these as soon as we can.

If any breeder would like to provide us with their inspection records and information about how they run their DBE then please do contact us. One of our primary purposes is the dissemination of information so that members of the public can make informed choices.   

Please bear in mind that this list is fluid as new DBEs may open but this is not immediately reflected in the register. Additionally for most counties the register is not available online, which means that we are not always immediately aware of changes as the list has to be requested from the local authority. If you are aware of additions or deletions to the register we would be grateful if you could please let us know. For the purposes of this list we have not included hunts and rescues. We take no responsibility for the accuracy of this list. All the information was obtained from local authorities.

Please also note that if a breeder has fewer than 6 bitches capable of being used for breeding, then he/she does not need to register with the local authority. If a breeder has more than 6 bitches capable of being used for breeding and they are not on the register then they are in breach of the Act.

If you wish to inspect the local authority list it should be made publicly available in accordance with section 9(5) of the Dog Breeding Establishment Act. The register must contain the name of the operator, the address of the DBE, and the address of the operator if different form the DBE, the number of breeding bitches allowed to be kept and any conditions attaching to registration. You do not have to pay to view or obtain a copy of the register. If the local authority requires you to attend their offices to inspect the register, and this is not convenient for you, then can remind them that they should make it available to you in another way in accordance with the Freedom of Information publication scheme.

CountyNameAddressNumber of bitches kept  
Carlow
Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co. Carlow18
John Kearney30 Emmet Place, Carnew, Co Wicklow (Farm is in Clonegal)150
Jim RyanHillcrest House, Lackabeg, Kildavin, Bunclody, Co Wexford (home address - address of puppy farm not given)40
Cavan
Raymond CulllivanCorfeehone, Poles, Co. Cavan300
Steven MulvaneyKilduff, Redhills, Belturbet, Co. Cavan180
Finbar CroweHome Address: Dernakesh, Canningstown, Cootehill, Co. Cavan, DBE Address: Drumhillagh, Drung, Co. Cavan30
Mark McDonaldMiltown, Belturbet, Co. Cavan18
Joshua or Gregory CroweDrumhilla, Drung, Co. Cavan30
Morrison FordeKnappagh, Sherlock, Co.Cavan18
Philip KingDernacrieve, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan18
Clare
NO REGISTERED COMMERCIAL DOG BREEDING ESTABLISHMENTS
Cork
Finian PhelanCollavokig, Macroom20
Sandra ButtimerSheepwalk, Fermoy30
Michael McCarthyTeerbeg, macroom20
Suzanne Medhurst (company Alainnpets Limited)Croughwevoe, Mitchelstown50
Eily O'CallaghanKnockskehy, Tullyease, Charleville52
John CrowleyGurranes, Timoleague, Bandon15
Ann BroderickHermitage, Doneraile50
Michael HardingCurraheen, Freemount, Charleville22
Gemma DaleRath an ghaiscigh, Ballingeary18
William SheehyGrangemore, timoleague, Bandon30
Donegal
P. RodgersBuncrana, Co. Donegal10
D. HoustonNewtowncunningham, Co. Donegal90
Glenview Kennels, Clonmany, Co. Donegal18
R. HughesDonegal Town, Co. Donegal18
Dublin City Council0
NO REGISTERED COMMERCIAL DOG BREEDING ESTABLISHMENTS0
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
NO REGISTERED COMMERCIAL DOG BREEDING ESTABLISHMENTS0
Fingal County Council
NO REGISTERED COMMERCIAL DOG BREEDING ESTABLISHMENTS0
Galway
Anne McMahon3 Ballyboy, Gort8
John LowryCloonmore,Tuam25
Kerry
Myles HealyRockfield, Faha, Killarney18
Kildare
Paul KerrBishophill, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare40
`Lougharbour, Athy45
Kilkenny
Liam CrosbyTubrid Upper, Barna65
Paddy DooleyKilkenny road, Freshford (this address is incomplete. Dooley uses this for correspondence and company house matters- he does not wish to identify exactly where his farm is)80
William WalshChapel street, Freshford50
Michael Fitzpatrick & Frank HoyneRathielty, Rathmoyle10
Michael & Nora KinsellaDowling, Piltown, Co.Kilkenny50
John KirwanBallyrahan, Glenmore18
Martin Gerard O'ConnellRathcash, Clifden30
Laois
Desmond FootClonmount Kennels, Cloncannon, Mountmellick100
Fintan Bergin & Paula Brennan BerginBallinla, Ballaghmore, Borris-in-Ossory18
Michael O'ConnorCamira, Mountmellick, Co. Laois18
Lorraine FennellKilleen, Maganey, Co. Laois18
Jane RatkevichGlosha Cross, Rathdowney, Co. Laois8
Leitrim
NO REGISTERED COMMERCIAL DOG BREEDING ESTABLISHMENTS
Limerick
Daniel HarnettDeria, Ashford30
Daniel HoughTullig, Drumcollogher18
Geraldine SheltonGlenwilliam, Ballingarry18
Gerard HurleyBallinatubrid, NCW30
Hillview KennelsTullaha (via, Charleville) Bradford92
Dennis Corbett (Katiebrooke Kennels)Crean, Monagea, NCW (home), Rathcahill, Monagea, NCW (DBE)100
Laurence CurtinBallyfookeen, Bruree18
Liam FitzgeraldRosstemple, Banogue, Croom18
Margaret GilbourneGarb ally, Kilmeedy60
Martin FlanaganBallymac, Effin, Limallock70
Mary WalshNewlawn, Ballyagran, Kilmallock18
Michael and Joan O'MahonyDonnakenna, Templeglantine100
Noreen MadiganBallymacmore, Croom14
Timothy SheehanMount Plummer, Broadford60
Longford
No name providedGalefords Kennel, Ballinalee50
Alan McGuinnessBallinree20
Rose LeavyArdagh19
Louth
The Pet Centre - Adrian O'DonoghueLinenhall Street, Dundalk20
No name providedLoughlin, Bellurgan, Co. Louth20
Mayo
Beth NichollsShraheens, Balla, Castlebar, Co. Mayo45
Gerard NooneWoodpark, Shrule, Co. Mayo15
Martin JulianBallintubber, Kincon, Ballina30
Kathleen CoxLeenane Rd, westport, Co mayo26
John CosgroveRockfort, irishtown, Claremorris18
Susan FinchClooncorraun, Ballinrobe10
Meath
Pat LambeDrumconrath, County Meath42
Martin MaguireBallyclare, Longwood38
MonaghanEamonn CoyleGlenbed, Carrickroe, Co. Monaghan70
Kathleen Mc QuaideArdclintagh, Clontribet, Co. Monaghan28
Leeann & Lauren DeeryCarrickaderry, Clontibret, Co Monaghan18
Pauline JordanTamlet, Aughnamullen, Castleblayney, Co.Monaghan18
Michael MurphyTattinlieve, Stranooden, Co. Monaghan15
Laurence JonesFarthagorman, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan18
Shane DeeryCarrickaderry, Clontibret, Co. Monaghan18
Offaly
John BolandNewtown, Horseleap, Co Offaly200
Phil and Michael HennesyBirr Road, Kilcormac30
Ted Costello (Costelloe)Springfield, Moate, Co Offaly18
Margaret CronleyGortacur, Mountbolus, Co Offaly10
Sean FinneranMain Street, Moate (home)
Cloughal More, Shannon Harbour (DBE)
18
Joe HealyKilcurley, Tubber, Moate, Co Offaly18
Joe McGuinnessBallinough, Clara, Co Offaly18
Daniel Robbins3 Leamonaghan, Ballycumber, Co Offaly18
Scott McEvoyLowerown, Blueball11
Roscommon
Katrina OwnesBuddy Kennels, Stokestown, Co. Roscommon100
Joyce Miranda MacDonaldKilmore, Cloonbonniffe, Castlerea, Co. Rosscomon25
Sligo
Basil NairnBallinbole, Collooney, Co. Sligo18
Gabriel BarrettLavagh, Ballymote, Co. Sligo18
Tipperary
David FrydayClune, Clonhoulty, Cashel40
Eoghan SheehyBoytanrah, New Inn, Cashel20
South Dublin County Council
NO REGISTERED COMMERCIAL DOG BREEDING ESTABLISHMENTS
Waterford
NO REGISTERED COMMERCIAL DOG BREEDING ESTABLISHMENTS
Westmeath
Tamara AndersonSpringfield, Lismacaffrey, Co Westmeath18
Isobel AndersonGortanear, Streete, Co. Westmeath18
Wexford
Vivien RothwellBoolabawn, Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford13
James KehoeRyleen, New ross, Co. Wexford29
Donal KehoeTomahurra, Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford100
James ShoreMill road, bunclody, Co. Wexford62
Anna TimmonsTomahurra, Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford11
Brian & Mary FortunePallas, Gorey, Co. Wexford100
Mark & Edel KehoeCurragraigue, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford200
Adrian ByrneBolinrush, Bunclody, enniscorthy100
Luke kearneyTincurry, Ballyvarney, Enniscrothy100
Adam BrownriggGraigyemore, Bunclody10
Wicklow
Mr. James ByrneAskinagap, Ballinglen, Arklow, Co. Wicklow0
Mr. Dermot KellyCrehelp, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow30
Mr. James DoyleCrehelp, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow0
Mr. Kevin MileyTober Cross, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow40
Mr. Paul DoyleThe Barrack, Crehelp, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow.50
Pat & Theresa LaceyKillacloran, Aughrim, Co. Wicklow16
Mrs. Margaret O’KeefeLugduff, Tinahely, Arklow, Co. Wicklow10