I.D. requirements for your dog

The Control of Dogs Order 1992 states that:

– 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.
(2) Paragraph (1) above shall not apply to–

  • (a)any pack of hounds,
  • (b)any dog while being used for sporting purposes,
  • (c)any dog while being used for the capture or destruction of vermin,
  • (d)any dog while being used for the driving or tending of cattle or sheep,
  • (e)any dog while being used on official duties by a member of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces or Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise or the police force for any area,
  • (f)any dog while being used in emergency rescue work, or
  • (g)any dog registered with the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.