From 6th April 2016 all dogs in England and Wales must be microchipped, they still have to wear a tag with your name and address too
And we’d highly recommend a phone number (and a clip on tag with the walker’s number if they’re out with a dog walker) so they can be returned to you even more quickly without necessarily having to visit a vet or dog warden to check the microchip data.
Sources for more information:
- Hillside vet advice – Advice from local Dorset vet
- Information from Vetsure – Advice from a pet insurance company
- Video guide from Trevor Cooper at DogLaw, a solicitor specialising in canine issues