Are you aware of the dog tag law in the UK? It is one of the most common questions we receive from pet owners.
According to the Control of Dogs Order 1992 and the dog tag law, any dog in a public place should have their owner’s name and address on a collar or a nameplate attached to it.
Additionally, since April 6th, 2016, it is also required by law in England, Scotland and Wales for all dogs to be microchipped. Puppies must be microchipped within eight weeks of birth to comply with the dog tag law.
The image above shows a few examples of the information you should have engraved onto your dog tag to meet dog tag legal requirements. If you’re ordering one of our stainless steel ID tags or brass ID tags, you can choose to have them engraved for free on both sides of the ID tag that meets all legal requirements. This way, you can ensure your pet is safe and compliant with the law.
When choosing what information to add to your furry friend’s identification tag, we have a few recommendations for dog owners.
We suggest including your surname, house number, postcode and telephone number if there is room for small tags. However, if you are buying a medium or large-sized identification tag, you should be able to fit more details such as your surname, house number, street, town, postcode and telephone number. We hope these tips help you select the appropriate information for your dog’s identification tag.
On the first side, we’d recommend your surname, house number and postcode if you’re ordering a small tag, or if you are buying a medium or large size identification tag, then you should be able to fit your surname, house number, street, town and postcode.
On the reverse side, we would advise a mobile number, landline and “chipped” or “microchipped”.
Suppose you have fallen in love with one of our Red Dingo enamel, glitter, or Swarovski crystal pet ID tags. In that case, you will only be able to have them engraved on one side, but they should still be able to fit your surname, house number, postcode and telephone number.
We would STRONGLY advise against adding your pet’s name to the ID tag, as this will make it much easier for thieves to gain your pet’s trust.
If you have any questions about what details you should have engraved on your pet’s ID tag, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Remember, all Red Dingo pet ID tags come with free postage, free engraving, and a lifetime guarantee on the quality of the engraving. If the engraving on your tag becomes unreadable, let us know, and we can help.