Is microchipping a legal requirement?

Why should I get my dog microchipped? It’s a legal requirement for all dogs in England, Wales and Scotland to be microchipped and wear a collar with an ID tag. It’s also the best way for your dog to be identified should they go missing.

Which animals must currently by law be microchipped under the microchipping of dogs England Regulations 2015?

Under the Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015 – new laws that we made in February 2015 – it will be compulsory for all dogs over the age of 8 weeks in England to be fitted with microchips from 6 April 2016.

Which animals must currently by law be microchipped?

The requirements for both the non-commercial and commercial movements of pet animals susceptible to rabies require that the animal (dog, cat or ferret) is identified by a microchip, and that this should be inserted before rabies vaccination is carried out.

What details do you need for microchipping?

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and sits just under the surface of the dog’s skin waiting to be scanned….When scanned, the microchip’s unique 15-digit code is revealed and can be used to look up details about the dog and its owner, including:

  • Your name.
  • Your address.
  • Ownership history.
  • Your dog’s breed.

When did microchipping become mandatory?

6 April 2016
Under the new microchipping law that came into effect on 6 April 2016, all dogs and puppies must be microchipped and registered by the age of eight weeks.

When did microchipping dogs become compulsory?

Do microchips expire?

Since there’s no battery and no moving parts, there’s nothing to keep charged, wear out, or replace. The microchip will last your pet’s lifetime.

What are the regulations on microchipping of dogs?

These Regulations provide for the compulsory microchipping of dogs and the recording of each dog’s identity and its keeper’s contact details on a database. Regulation 3 imposes a duty on every keeper of a dog to have their dog microchipped and to record information on a database.

Do you need a microchip for a dog licence in Northern Ireland?

Dogs (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 requires the microchipping of dogs before a dog licence can be issued. The Act also includes provisions relating to the control of dogs.

Is it compulsory for all cats to be microchipped?

Around 70% of cats are microchipped, while for dogs – where it is compulsory – the figure is over 90% Microchipping pet cats will become compulsory under a wide-ranging new animal welfare plan.

Is it mandatory to Microchip cats in Darwin?

No. However, it is compulsory if you are within the City of Darwin as part of the Council’s Animal Management By-Laws. Yes. Section 14 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 requires microchipping of cats and dogs prior to reaching 12 weeks of age unless there is a reasonable excuse.