The breeders listed below are RPB dog breeders in Pennsylvania. See below to find or confirm details of a dog breeder in Pennsylvania. We encourage all buyers to do plenty of research into the requirements for owning and caring for a dog or cat before deciding to introduce a new pet into your family.
Make sure your breeder is an RPB member and also ask your own questions before deciding on a breeder. You can verify that an RPB breeder’s details match our records by going to the verify breeder page.
Both probationary and RPB full members in Pennsylvania must follow our Code of Ethics as well as state and local legislation to ensure that they are treating their pets humanely and ethically. To learn how to become a registered breeder with RPB and download our free dog breeder guide.
RPB accepts breeders of both pure bred and cross bred animals. Breeders in the state of Pennsylvania must meet the following requirements:
Agree to abide by the RPB Code of Ethics
Have less than 10 breeding females
Comply with the state and county/council animal number limits
Have all the necessary permits and licenses for dog and/or cat breeding for where you reside
Breeders in Pennsylvania are required to register with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement as a breeder. The fees required to be paid will depend on the size of the kennel you operate. All kennel licenses expire on the 31st of December each year and must be renewed annually.
All RPB breeders are required to have a Pennsylvania kennel license prior to becoming a member of RPB. You must have a kennel license if you operate a facility that keeps, harbors, boards, shelters, sells, gives away, or transfers a total of 26 or more dogs in any one calendar year.
All of your breeding animals must be up to date with their vaccinations (canine and feline vaccinations and rabies vaccinations) and be registered with your county or council as required.
Learn how to become an RPB breeder here.