Puppy buying advice


Dogs and puppies over the age of eight weeks must be microchipped and have registered their microchip details on one of the authorised databases. These databases are run by private companies and not by the government or the council.

When buying a puppy it must be microchipped by the breeder and they should also pass on correct microchip paperwork to the new owner when the puppy goes home unless they have a certificate signed by a vet to prove that the puppy could not be chipped for health reasons.

If a breeder has not microchipped and registered the puppy before you take them home, and cannot give you evidence to show the reason for the delay, walk away.

Once you have received the paperwork from the breeder please ensure you update the registered keeper details with the database company.

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