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Microchipping Laws with regards dogs - Please note all of Fetcher Dog's dogs are Micro-chipped prior to adoption!!

This post is for information purposes only as all the dogs Fetcher Dog adopt have been microchipped!!

 Microchipping laws- Dogs

  • It’s a legal requirement for all dogs over 8 weeks to be microchipped*
  • If you breed a dog (even if it was unintentional), it’s your responsibility to have all the puppies microchipped by the time they are 8 weeks old, and to register yourself as their first owner.
  • If you own a dog it’s your responsibility to keep their microchip details up to date, and make sure they are stored on a UK government approved database
  • If your dog is scanned by a dog warden and found not to have a microchip you’ll have 21 days to get them microchipped. If you don’t, you could face a fine of up to £500.
  • As well as a microchip, your dog must also wear a collar and tag (with your contact details on) in public.

* Very small puppies, or those with certain health problems can be issued a temporary exemption certificate from a vet to allow them to be microchipped when they are slightly older. 

You can find more information at The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015 (

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