102016Apr

It’s here – Law says dogs must be chipped.

As of April 6th, Scottish Government Law requires that all dogs are identifiable by a Microchip and that the Chip be registered on a UK database.

If a dog is found not to have a microchip by the age of 8 weeks then the Keeper may be served a notice requiring them to get the dog chipped and registered on a microchip database within 21 days. If this notice is ignored then the keeper could be issued with a £500 fine or an enforcer could seize the dog and get it microchipped at the expense of the keeper.

If a dog is found to be registered on a microchip database with incorrect details then the keeper may be served with a notice to update the registered details within 21 days. If this notice is ignored then the keper could be issued with a £500 fine.

All puppies should be microchipped by the age of 8 weeks and BEFORE transfer from the breeder to the first registered keeper. When purchasing a puppy you should ensure that it is microchipped and registered to the breeder on a microchip database. You must then ensure that the registration is transferred to you with all the correct contact details.

It is not recommended to microchip a puppy prior to the age of 6 weeks.

Contact us at RECEPTION to have your dog chipped or with any enquiries.