—(1) An application for a licence in respect of a dog shall be made to the Director-General in such form or manner as the Director-General may require, and shall be accompanied by —
the appropriate licence fee;
such particulars, information and documents as may be specified by the Director-General; and
proof that the dog has been implanted with a microchip.
(2) On receipt of an application under paragraph (1), the Director-General may —
issue a licence to the applicant subject to such conditions as he thinks fit to impose; or
refuse to issue a licence to the applicant.
(3) Where the Director-General refuses to issue a licence under paragraph (2)(b), he shall, if requested to do so by the applicant, state in writing the reasons for his refusal.
(4) Every licence shall be valid for one year from the date of its issue and shall not be transferable.
(5) The Director-General may, at any time, vary or revoke any of the existing conditions of the licence or impose new conditions.
(6) Every licensee shall, except where he has informed the Director-General of the loss or death of his dog or his ceasing to keep the dog under paragraph (7), renew his licence before its expiry —
by paying to the Director-General the appropriate licence fee; and
by providing to the Director-General such particulars, information and documents as may be specified by the Director-General.
(7) Every licensee shall inform the Director-General and produce documentary proof —
of the loss or death of his dog within 28 days of such loss or death; or
that he is no longer keeping his dog within 28 days of his ceasing to keep the dog.
(8) Where a licensee does not renew the licence for his dog before its expiry, he shall apply for a new licence in accordance with paragraph (1).