Microchipping Now Compulsory for Dog Breeders

Dog breeding is a highly competitive and rewarding business. Since April 2016, changes in the law mean that all dog breeders are required to implant their dog microchips by the time their puppies are eight weeks old. While dog breeders could previously leave this up to the dog’s new owners, it is now essential to make sure your dogs are microchipped by eight weeks old. Keeping accurate records is an essential part of successful dog breeding, and this includes keeping track of your microchip numbers and transferring ownership when your pups move to their new forever homes.

With most microchips suppliers there is a charge to transfer litters .