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Animal welfare regulations in the United Kingdom

Last year, the British Parliament passed new regulations under the United Kingdom's 2006 Animal Welfare Act stating that “[n]o dog may be kept for breeding if it can reasonably be expected, on the basis of its genotype, phenotype or state of health that breeding from it could have a detrimental effect on its health or welfare or the health or welfare of its offspring.”1 These new regulations came into effect on October 1, 2018, but how they will be enforced is still an open question. Also, although the regulations specifically apply