What does the law say?
All dog owners in England, Scotland and Wales must have their dog microchipped and registered with a government compliant microchip database such as Petlog.
All puppies must be microchipped and recorded on a microchip database by the time they are 8 weeks old.
Any changes to an owner’s contact details must be updated on their microchip database to ensure compliance with the law. If a dog owner subsequently moves, changes contact telephone number, etc. then the dog is no longer considered microchipped under the new law and enforcement can be taken.