Since 2016 it is a legal requirement that all dogs over 8 weeks old must be microchipped.
Most puppies are microchipped by the breeder. If your puppy has not been microchipped then it is a simple procedure and can be done at the same time as their vaccination or in a nurse appointment.
The microchip (the size of a grain of rice) is implanted with a needle under the skin between the shoulder blades. It is made of non-reactive material so shouldn’t cause your pet any problems throughout their life.
It is important to update the microchip database if you change your address or phone number to ensure you can be contacted if you pet is found.
All dogs must also wear a collar and tag with owner details when in public.