Colorado breeders to change confinement methods

Dec 28, 2010
By staff
Denver, Colo. -- Dog breeding facilities must now use coated wire for enclosures, according to a new law set out by the Colorado’s Department of Agriculture.

The rule, an amendment to the Dog Breeder Facility Regulations, modifies the Animal Enclosure Standards and requires that primary dog enclosures must be made of coated wire.

The amended rules also address temperature control and outdoor shelters, isolation requirements for dogs with communicable diseases, exercise requirements, sanitation requirements and identification protocols.

The new rules were approved Nov. 10 and became effective Nov 30.