Compulsory Microchipping For Puppy Litters
From 6 April 2016, Breeders In England, Scotland & Wales MUST Ensure Puppies are Microchipped & Registered With An Approved Microchip Database By The Time The Puppies Are 8 Weeks Old (Prior To Going To Their New Owner.) The Breeder MUST Always Be The First Registered Keeper On The Database.
No Breeder Can Transfer A Dog Or Puppy To A New Owner Until It Has Been Microchipped. The New Owner Is Responsible For Updating The Owner Details On The Relevant Microchip Database.
Discount for litters
Dog breeder’s are now required by law to have all their puppies micro-chipped before they leave to go to new homes. This must be done with an approved microchip database by the time the litter is eight weeks old. The breeder must be the first registered keeper on the database.
Please call with more information to get your breeders quote.
The size of Rice !
A Microchip is a glass bead about the size of a grain of rice which is implanted between the animal’s shoulders. It contains a radio transmitter, antenna and computer chip with a unique ID code. The information contained within a Microchip is read by a scanner.
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The Law states… ‘Under The Control Of Dogs Order 1992, every Dog while in a public place must wear a collar with a Tag attached, the tag must state the Name & Address of the owner on it’
If You Don’t Comply you maybe Fined up to £5000
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Questions often asked
What does a microchip in a dog do ?
If your pet gets lost or stolen and is taken to a vet clinic or animal shelter, your pet will be scanned for a microchip to reveal it’s unique ID number. That number will be entered into the pet recovery service, and you will be contacted using the contact information on file with your pet’s microchip.
How and where is the microchip implanted ?
The Microchip is implanted using a specially designed implanting device, the microchip is injected through a sterile needle just underneath the dog’s skin between the shoulder blades.
Does microchipping replace the existing collar and tag law ?
No, your dog will still need to wear a collar and tag that states the name and address of the owner when in a public place.
Is there a fine/penalty if I don’t get my dog microchipped ?
All dogs aged 8 weeks and over must now be microchipped (as of 6th April 2016) and your details recorded on an approved database. If your dog does not have a microchip, or if your current details are not recorded on an approved database, you may be served a notice giving you 21 days to comply. If you do not comply with the notice, you could face a fine of up to £500 on conviction. Alternatively an enforcer, such as a dog warden, may seize your dog, microchip it and register the details and then recover the cost from you.
What Information do i need to give and what happens to it afterwards?
The Information required for the microchip database is fairly basic, but it is all most important, Your Name, Address, and Contact details, (Phone numbers and Email Address) and again basic information about your pet – Name, Breed, Colour, Sex etc…. this information is only required in order to help reunite you with your precious pet if it is ever reported lost or stolen and is never used for any other reasons.
If you have an appointment booked and wish to DOWNLOAD the Registration Form to complete prior to our visit, you can find it here….
How will I know my dog’s microchip has been registered on thePetlog Database ?
When a pet is micro chipped the keeper will be given documentation by the implanter for them to keep, this contains the microchip number and details of the database where their record will be held. The implanter will enter your information directly to the respective database where all the details will be held. The keeper will then receive confirmation of registration via e-mail within 14 days. If you have any concerns you should contact either the microchip implanter or the relevant database.
You can also use the microchip number to go online to check if the dog is registered by using Lookup Website.
Proof of ID
You may be asked to provide proof of your ID, this may include a photocard driving licence, current passport and recent utility bills.