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Compulsory Micro-chipping for Dogs

Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans has reminded owners there’s less than 50 days until it will be compulsory for dogs in Wales to be micro-chipped.

By 6th April 2016, all dogs over eight weeks old will need to be micro-chipped, with their owners’ details registered on an approved database.

The ability to trace all dogs back to their owners should encourage more responsible ownership and breeding, and help in the control of dangerous and nuisance dogs by creating a link between a dog and its owner.


Organisations such as the Dogs Trust and the RSPCA are offering free or discounted micro-chipping leading up to the 6th April itself.

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