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Canine & Feline Sector Group


The Canine and Feline Sector Group (CFSG) is made up of influential organisations who advise Government on behalf of the sector on strategically important dog and cat health and welfare issues and standards.

​CFSG is a "not for profit" body which offers expert advice and recommendations with a unified and respected voice on dogs and cats from members including charities, the veterinary sectors and the pet industry.

Please do contact CFSG if you have any questions or wish to apply for membership.


Curbing the Import of Puppies

CFSG is pleased to see that there is growing interest in taking action to stop the importation of puppies into the country from members of the public and key stakeholders. In 2014 CFSG saw the evidence collated in the Dogs Trust investigation into imports and consequently wrote to the Minister at DEFRA suggesting that the age of puppies being transported in should be raised to 6 months. Since then we have also presented the same view at two Animal Health & Welfare Board England meetings and have more recently written to the Minister again outlining why a six month age restriction is better for the health and welfare of puppies as well as easier to enforce. 

You can read CFSG's position papers on this issue Import Position Paper CFSG.pdf including all of the reasons we have given to take this action.