Brucella canis: information for the public and dog owners

This guidance provides general information about Brucella canis (B. canis) in both humans and dogs. It provides advice and guidance for the general public, owners of imported dogs, and dog breeders on how to reduce their own risk of infection from Brucella canis.

This information has been written by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), and the devolved administrations (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).