Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Reminder - your dog, identity tags and the law

All responsible dog owners know their dog should wear a tag to help with identification should he stray. But did you know that it is in fact a LEGAL requirement for your dog to wear one.

Current law requires requires that your dog wear a tag with your name, address (including postcode) and ideally phone number.

"The Control of Dogs Order 1992 mandates that any dog in a public place must wear a collar with the name and address (including postcode) of the owner engraved or written on it, or engraved on a tag. Your telephone number is optional (but advisable)." [ref Kennel Club website]

If you fail to comply with the law then you risk a fine of up to £5,000. With the wide variety of tags available there's no reason for even the most fashion conscious pup not to wear a tag.

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