AN Amman Valley man is set to appear at crown court on a number of dog charges.

John David Davies, 63, of Bryncethin Road, Garnant, Ammanford, is due to appear at Newport Crown Court to answer to 18 charges - all of which were committed in Ammanford.

He is charged with one count of participating in fraudulent businesses carried on by sole trader between December 3, 2019, and September 18, 2021, at Ammanford where he is alleged to have carried out unlicensed dog breeding.

He is also charged with one count of carrying out the unlicensed breeding of dogs without the relevant S13 licence between the same dates.


Davies faces 15 charges of failing to take reasonable steps to ensure the needs of an animal for which he was responsible were met.

All these charges relate to an incident on September 15, 2021. The first of the 15 charges related to a total of 230 dogs.

The remaining 14 charges related to a female cocker spaniel dog called Raven, male and female dogs called Waffle and Dianne respectively, a female dog called Lucy, dogs called Cleo, Alfie, Whitney and Tina, Hazel, a cocker spaniel called Buttons, dogs called Bounty and Smarties, a Labrador called Kit Kat, and a dog called Freddo.

The final charge related to being the keeper of an unmicrochipped dog and transferring the dog to a new keeper.

This offence is alleged to have been committed between December 3, 2019, and September 18, 2021.

He appeared at Newport Magistrates Court on Friday, June 24 but did not enter a plea. He is scheduled to appear at Newport Crown Court on July 22 and has been remanded on unconditional bail.