Welcome to Chip It, Check it!
A one-stop shop for everything you need to know about compulsory microchipping, from checking a microchip to advice, tips and downloads for breeders, vets, dog owners and more to ensure all dog owners and breeds are complying with the law.
What does the law say?
All dog owners in England, Scotland and Wales have until 6 April 2016 to have their dog microchipped and to register them with a government compliant microchip database such as Petlog.
After that date, 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.