All dogs must be microchipped
All dogs must be microchipped and registered on an approved database by the time they are eight weeks old.
A microchip is a small electronic chip, around the size of a grain of rice, which is implanted under the dog's skin.
It contains a unique number that can be read by a scanner and is logged on a national database.
The microchip is injected through a sterile needle under the dog's skin between the shoulder blades and does not hurt the dog.
Information recorded on the microchip includes:
- Date of birth
- Colour of the dog
- Owner's details including name, address and telephone number
- The original name given to the dog by the breeder
- The breeder's licence number
How to get your dog microchipped
You can take your dog to any Veterinary Clinic. Fees may apply.