As of April 2017, it is now a mandatory practice throughout the United Kingdom for all dog owners to have their dogs microchipped and recorded with a government compliant microchip database or they will be fined up to £500.
All dogs in the UK must be microchipped
Puppies must be micro chipped by 8 weeks or before leaving the litter.
Breeders will be responsible for microchipping and must be recorded as the first keeper.
The recorded keepers (where the dog resides) MUST keep contact details up to date on a government compliant database