Micro Chips

In April 2016 it  became a legal requirement for ALL dogs to be micro chipped. All pups must be micro chipped by 8 weeks of age, and the chip registered in the first instance in the name of the breeder.  

Although the needle for the microchip looks huge, it is very sharp, and the majority of pups do not even seem to notice what is happening. The chip itself is very small. There are also mini chips available now for implanting into very small breeds.

 I recommend pups are micro chipped at around 7 weeks of age, so that the chip has settled before they go off to their new homes.   It is possible for a chip to move, though this is not common, and very rarely a chip may come out altogether, but normally it stays pretty much where it is put. It is important not to rub the back of the neck, and not to let pups play roughly together and rag each other for 48 hours after the chip has been implanted. This is to allow time for the chip to settle, and often when a chip has moved it is normally because these basic precautions have not been observed.

 I offer a reasonably priced service, either at my home, or for a mileage charge I will come out to your home, within a 20 mile radius of Lydney, Forest of Dean.

The cost is £10 per dog/pup, mileage to be agreed.

I will register the chips online, within 24 hours of insertion, with Petlog, and from April 2016 they must be registered in your name as the breeder, and then transferred to the new owners, by the breeder, when the pups are sold.

Registration forms can be downloaded from the link in the right column, one per puppy/dog.

  It is important that you are able to recognise each individual  puppy in a litter at the time of chipping, and afterwards, either by individual markings, or by different coloured collars, to ensure the correct chip details go with each pup.   Where pups are already kennel club registered the chip number will be married up with the KC registration number, so it is imperative that these numbers tie up correctly.     If you are ever in any doubt as to which chip relates to which pup, you are welcome to bring the pups to me and I will scan them for you to confirm which chip is in which pup free of charge.   

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Download registration forms HERE




Legal requirements