The law around identifying your dog
It is a Legal requirement that your Dog must be identifiable if in a Public Place. This is without the use of third party software such as a postcode checker or a mapping app on a phone.
In training it’s a requirement for your Dog to have the correct identification in classes and in order to complete all KC Courses.
The wording is as follows:
“It is a legal requirement to inscribe the name and the address of the owner on the collar or on a plate or disc attached to it. Furthermore it is a legal requirement to clean up after your puppy in public areas and dispose of the bag in an appropriate bin. Note: Even if a puppy is microchipped, you can be fined if your puppy is not wearing the correct Identification. Telephone numbers are not compulsory but can be very helpful in returning your dog back to you in an emergency.”
We, along with the Kennel Club advise the following information is on the tag:
This is a great visual guide produced by the Kennel Club to refer to when ordering your tag.
Further information regarding the Identification and the law can be found in the Kennel Club Canine Code which can be downloaded HERE