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Responsible dog ownership


By law all dogs must wear a collar and tag with the owner's name and address on the tag. It is recommended to also include your telephone number.

Failure to comply may result in a fine.


New law introduced on 6 April 2016 means that it is a legal requirement for every dog owner to have their dog microchipped.

The microchip will hold all the contact details of the owner and has its own unique number which is held on a national database. It is the owners responsibility to make sure these details are kept up-to-date.

Failure to comply may result in a fine.


When this content has been updated

Last updated 16 August 2018