16 Mar Compulsory Microchipping
From the 6th of April 2016, all dogs must be microchipped and registered to an approved database by the time they are 8 weeks old.
For every dog that is currently not microchipped, you will have until 6th of April to get them microchipped and registered on an approved database.
If a keeper of a dog which is not microchipped gets served with a notice requiring them to have the dog chipped, they will have 21 days to do this and will be liable to pay a fine of £500 if they don’t comply.
Under the regulations, your dog is considered microchipped when you (1) implant the dog with a chip and (2) register your details on an approved database.