Compulsory Microchipping Of Dogs

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  1. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    This is something I was not aware of (unsurprising perhaps as I don't have a dog) but just happened to read about elsewhere. Posted just in case any dog owners on here are also unaware.

    Under The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015,
     
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    Most responsible breeders are getting puppies chipped themselves now before they let them go to their new homes and have been doing so for a while. I know of a couple that have been trained to actually fit the chip themselves.

    It can't be anything other than a good thing and I can't understand why it's taken so long to become compulsory.
     
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    .... and about time it applied to us humans too!:whistle:
     
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    Our doodle was allegedly chipped and spayed by the labradoodle trusts vet...a recognised charity.

    Cant see any scar and received no chip certificate
     
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    The problem will be with unscrupulous backstreet breeders that have a litter to get some cash :(. As has already been said, the majority of good breeders chip their litters now anyway. It is a good thing that there is now going to be amore of a legal standpoint about it from April next year, but I fear it will just mean that some people will flog their pups before the 8 week limit.
     
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    You won't see a scar, it's just an injection with a slightly bigger needle than normal. The chip is about the size of a grain of rice. You should have some paperwork though as the whole system is reliant on owners updating their details when necessary. I would be querying that with the charity as it's quite important. If she ever escapes and is scanned you want them to be contacting you and not someone else who may deny all knowledge.
     
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    You'd see one for the spay though :giggle:
     
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    But would Joyce want you back if you went walkabout? :LOL::LOL:
     
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    Sorry, maybe i wasnt clear.
    i refered to a spaying scar, not the chip.

    What i was getting at was, if she wasnt spayed (cant see how without a scar) then she may not be chipped either.

    Looks like a trip to the vet then possibly a very strong letter to the charity and a part refund on the £300 adoption fee which included the cost of both chip and spay.
     
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    Probably not. ... but at least I know I can rely on your hospitality Graham.:)
     
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    Predictive text trouble again Brian? It's "hostility" :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    You would definitely see a scar if she had been. Have you had her long enough so that she would have had a season by now?

    Normally adaption and rescue centres are really hot on those two things so it's pretty bad if this one hasn't been bothering
     
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    Any vet surgery will check for a chip for you. Takes seconds.
    You would not necessarily see a scar for a spay op. Cass's scar ***was visible just for a week or so and I've never seen Holly's. How old is your dog? If over a year old and you've had her for 6 months and she's not come into season, then she's been spayed.
    Once you have your dogs chip number you can register it so if your dog is found anywhere should be traceable back to you.

    *** by scar I mean the op site, where she was cut and stitched was visible when I picked her up from the vets but it disappeared very quickly. Holly was spayed while she was waiting in Cyprus to be flown out to us. There's no visible evidence of any operation but she was definitely spayed!
     
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    Ask vet to scan at next visit. I've been in the same position as many rescue agencies retain 'ownership' and keep the certificates.

    Edit: Oops too slow!
     
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    She's 10 to 11 months old.
    no idea what age she would need to be for her first season.
     
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    Just a thought.....

    workshy chavs on the run down housing estates with the obligatory trophy dog......will they go to the expense of microchipping.....i doubt it.
     
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    Anytime from about 9 months onwards, they're all different. Some dogs might not have their first one until they are 2 or even older. I didn't realise she was a pup. If it was an older dog and you had had her for 6-9 months without her having one you would know she had been done as @Hollyberry said.
     
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    And they are the ones that will more often that not be dogs that cause a problem or get loose and need to be identified. :mad:

    It's not even that much of an expense really. My vet either does it as part of a starter pack for a puppy which includes injections, flea and worming treatments and health checkups or if you want to just pay for microchipping on its own I think it's about £15. That's one reason why breeders are doing it - the cost is almost negligible
     
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    I'd find that unacceptable if it was me.
     
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    They've covered that.(y) If found to have no chip' dog is re-homed & owner shot.:D
     
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