Dog microchipping


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:

  • Breed
  • Sex
  • 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.