Did you know that by law (Control of Dogs Order 1992) any dog in a public place must wear a collar with the name, address and postcode of the owner engraved or written on it, or engraved on a tag. Your telephone number is optional (but it is highly recommended).
You can be fined up to £5,000 if your dog does not wear an identification tag.
At SCOC we recommend that you do not put your dog’s name on the tag. Unfortunately dog theft is a real danger and if the thief knows the name of your dog this may help them pass on the dog to the unsuspecting new owners because it appears they know the dog because the dog responds to its name.
An example of the information to put on a dog tag is:
House No, Postcode
Mobile number/landline number