We often get asked "what should I have engraved on my tag?" There is not only a legal requirement but a couple of options that you may want to consider;
The control of dogs law order 1992 states;
"Subject to paragraph (2), every dog while in a highway or in a place of public resort shall wear a collar with the name and address of the owner inscribed on the collar or on a plate or badge attached to it."
More recently we have seen a trend where owners have simply their surname and postcode shown on their pet tag.
Another common question is "should I have my dog's name on his/her dog tag", there is two "camps" on this, the first;
Having your dog's name on their pet tag will enable the finder to refer to the dog by his/her name which has a calming influence. The flipside is that if a person knows your dogs name they could possibly luir the animal away by calling his/her name. Ultimately the decision on whether to have your dogs name shown is entirely personal preference, there is nothing detailed in the control of dogs law order 1992 stipulating a requirement either way.
There are some exclusions to the dogs law order, for more details please visit legislation.co.uk.
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