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Are there any guidelines on opening kennels in Haute Vienne??

It is something we have talked about for ages and wonder how easy/difficult it would be


29 Jul 2009, 01:58
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I think Sharon will be along shortly to give you the full SP. :wink: :)

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29 Jul 2009, 08:43
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Any info posted on here would be a great help to me as our son and partner are hoping to come to France in a years time to try to open a boarding kennel. My son at present runs a mobile grooming service in UK and would do the same over here as well. He is working all day every day and the dogs are groomed within his large van, all totally equipt with walk in bath etc. That also could prove to be a good thing over here as well as the boarding kennels.
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29 Jul 2009, 11:46
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Thanks Dave, Indeed I run a boarding kennels in France. We bought an existing kennels in March last year just outside Nontron in the Northern Dordgone. It was already licenced but none of that made an iota of difference to us when it came to us obtaining our licence. I had to take an exam in French,( I believe that there is an alternative in England as I know at least one person who couldn't manage the French version, but don't know what it is or where to get it!!) Once I had successfully atttained my Certificat de connaisance, I could begin to apply for my licence. This was a process that needed to be done at the Prefectures office and then posted on the notice board of the Maries office for what seems like about 8 years!!! If there are no objections then you are granted a licence. However before you ever begin to think about this you will need to find a property that is a minimum of 100 meters away from any other inhabitants, my advice would be to try and find somewhere at least 500meters away as when you apply for your licence the last thing you will need is objections from locals, against it. As there is already a very good kennels in the southern Haute Vienne you would also be well advised to look for an area that is well populated by brits but currently without a BRTITISH run kennels. If you need any further advice please feel free to PM me or checkout our site for ideas. Good luck.
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Perhaps I can help you a little with the grooming part. I run a dog grooming shop in Eymet which I took over two years ago. www.shampoochiens.net .I had to register with the Chambre de Metiers as an artisan. I do not know if there is a recognised qualification here in France to allow one to work as a groomer hower I took along my city and guilds and they accepted that OK. You will find grooming a very different kettle of fish here. The french, and you will need to work with the french, 70% of my clients are French, (yes even in Eymet!) do not have their dogs groomed as often as the British, and some dogs come in in the most horrendous state. One just smiles and gets on with it. Most clients do not book the next appointment as in the UK and expect you to be able to do the dog on the day that they ring up.
Mine is a shop rather than a mobile, and I am sure that there are people on here who know about running a mobile business. I believe that you have to have permissions from the Mairie's if you wish to park up and work in their communes at markets and things.
If you are running two businesses between you will have to pay two lots of cotisations unless one business is less than 15% of the turnover than the other.
If I can help at all with questions you have please contact me privately.
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Thanks for the information but I am also looking for details on what sizes the kennels would be etc... and any other restrictions in opening the kennels


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pm me or call if you like.
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sorry a little off topic but wondered if anyone knows of a kennels (British run preferably) around the Auch area or St Gaudens as I will be renting a house in between these two places from October through to May and need to leave dogs somewhere every now and then (I have 3).

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which department is that?

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31 I think. Just a few minutes of main E80 from Tarbes to Toulouse. About 60km north of Spanish border.


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