Micro chipping Notice Sent To All Vets

November 27, 2015

The following notice was sent out to all Veterinary Practices on the 30th September 2015.



The Irish Kennel Club wish to inform Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses operating within your Veterinary Practice that the Irish Kennel Club is an authorised Dog Identification Database under Section 5 of the Microchipping of Dogs Regulations 2015.

In this regard, our registration documents Form 1 (Single Dog Registration) and Form 18 (Litter Registration) have been updated to comply with the above regulations (copies enclosed). When an IKC Breeder presents their dog for microchipping, they will have the above form with them. This form must be duly signed and stamped by your Veterinary Practice in accordance with Section 10.2 of the Microchipping of Dogs Regulations 2015.

The Breeder will return the form for registration to the Irish Kennel Club and the information will be entered into the IKC Dog Identification Database. The Breeder as the registered owner of the dogs will be sent the Registration Certificates. In addition, the Irish Kennel Club will send to the Veterinary Practice a Registration Summary for their records. Our objective is to minimise the administrative burden on your Veterinary Practice.

There is no requirement for the Veterinary Practice to collect a Database Registration Fee as the Irish Kennel Club provides this service free of charge to its Breeders. You are of course entitled to charge for the supply and insertion of the microchip.

As you are probably aware, prior to the new regulations and since 2006, no pedigree dog could be registered with the Irish Kennel Club unless it was microchipped. We now have 300, 000 dogs on the Dog Identification Database and have considerable experience in controlling these records.

Marion Campbell,

Secretary of the Irish Kennel Club

27th November 2015

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