Think you're an ethical breeder?  Register with the HBA and make certain.

Do you breed hybrid puppies?

If you breed puppies then becoming an HBA Registered Breeder will offer you many benefits.


  • Have access to the HBA Breeder Forums
  • List your puppies on the HBA Find A Puppy Service
  • List yourself on the HBA Registered Breeders Register
  • Have an HBA Registered Breeders profile. Created for you using an HBA template to boost your online presence.
  • Benefit from the Register My Interest In A Puppy/Breeder Offering you an insight into potential demand of prospective owners and the ability to notify everyone on that list automatically when puppies become available.
  • Advice on whelping.
  • Advice on how to advise your puppies’ new owners.
  • Access to an HBA approved printable puppy contract
  • Invitations to Members’ events and talks

Home Assessment

In order to become an HBA Registered Breeder, you must demonstrate to us that you comply with the HBA Code Of Ethics.

Courtesy of Cool and Groovy pet PhotographyTo do this, we will use the information you gave us in the HBA Breeder Registration Form to arrange a Home Assessment where an HBA Assessor will visit your home to find out more about you and your dogs.

You will be asked to show the HBA Assessor your dogs’ living conditions, documentary evidence of their vaccination and worming regime, proof of electronic tagging, the parents’ pedigree documents, DNA testing certification and other questions designed to assess your knowledge of animal husbandry and your eligibility to become an HBA Registered Breeder.

Once we have the information we require, we will need to verify it with your vet and other third parties (e.g. the electronic tagging service) and will let you know within a few days (we aim to get back to you within a week) whether we believe you meet the standards required by the HBA.

Don’t match the standards required by the HBA?

Don't worry! Following the Home Assessment, if we feel you are not eligible to become an HBA Registered Breeder, we will let you know how we came to our decision – and where appropriate – we will work with you on an HBA Action Plan to help and guide you to reach the standard we require.

The Hybrid Breeders Association (HBA) is a voluntary registration service for hybrid dog breeders in the UK.  Our goal is to promote responsible breeding of hybrid dogs, exercising the highest standards of animal welfare and raise public awareness of the basic precautions that should be taken when buying a puppy.