The Law – Dog Tags

| July 4, 2017


As well as microchipping your dog being law since April 2016 it is a legal requirement to have a collar and identification tag on when you go out in public with your dog.


Acording to the Control of Dogs Oder 1992, every dog while in a highway or in a place of public resort shall wear a collar with the name and address of the owner inscribed on the collar or on a plate or badge attached to it.

The above shall not apply to –

Any pack of hounds,

Any dog while being used for sporting purposes,

Any dog while being used for the capture or destruction of vermin,

Any dog while being used for the driving or tending of cattle or sheep,

Any dog while being used on official duties by a member of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces or Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise or the police force for any area,

Any dog while being used in emergency rescue work, or

Any dog registered with the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.


For more information on the Control of Dogs Order 1992 please follow the link below.


Even though it is possible to be reunited with your dog by scanning it's microchip, the law states you must have a tag on your dogs collar with your name and address. You can be fined up to £5,000 if you do not comply with this law.

Please follow the link below to order or update your dogs tag.…/…/dog-identification-tags/


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