Microchipping

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  1. Gallien Jacks

    Gallien Jacks New Member

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    Ok I put this in the breeding thread because ita about chipping pups before they leave the breeders home.

    Here in the Uk pups tend to be done at about 12 weeks for Jacks because they are so small and that is what vets and rescue advice.
    I contacted the microchipping company that my vet deals with before my last litter was born and i was told different things by different people, I would of loved to chip them before they left here, but was told that only the new owner could do this my one member of staff and another said I could but it wouldn't cover me for what I wanted which was to know if they changed ownership or went to rescue then i would be told so I could pick up the dog and decide as its breeder what i felt was best for it.
    I have learnt that some breeders chip their own pups but we are not allowed to do that here, it has to be done my a vet etc., which adds to the expense which doesn't bother me but that is one of the reasons I think they do that. all my dogs are chipped, but i would like to have more control with my future litters and to be kept informed on the dogs whereabouts.
    Does anyone have any advice of woh i can contact or what is allowed here in the Uk, and also what you have done to make sure your pups don't end up in the wrong hands?

    Thanks in advance

    Sam
     
  2. Gallien Jacks

    Gallien Jacks New Member

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    Also, is there anything I can do about the ones I have sold, some of the owners keep in touch but I have no proof that they are ok? i know 5 are i see then all the time, one went to a lady that works with hubby and she brought in pics the other day, so that just leaves two
     
  3. I chip my puppies at about 8 weeks. It is not much more than getting an injection. They needle is a bit larger bore, but not horrendous. I've had a couple of puppies squeak at the puncture of the needle, but most don't give any indication that it bothered them at all.

    The puppies are chipped with MY information. I do not allow this to be changed. If the new owners want their information in the dog, they need to get another chip. My information stays in the dog so that if it ever ends up in a shelter or rescue I will be notified, as well as the actual owner.

    As far as keeping in touch with the owners, I have a clause in my contract that they are required to keep me updated with their current correct address and contact information. In this day of computers, it's a lot easier to keep in touch with email.
     
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    thanks, but here vets and the petlog company that is used here, says pups can be microchipped only after their vaccinations are compleated which here which by that time they will be 12 weeks old, i have emailed the company and i am waiting for a reply, as for doubble chipping i dont know if this is allowed here either, there are so may different rules in different places its hard to keep up, sadly all of the people that have my pups dont have the internet :rolleyes: I wish they did. i have writen a letter to the two people I havent had any contact from inclosing pics, then i thaught about offering to pay for the chipping, what do you think? i thaught I had everything covered when i sold my babys, but I guess there is a few things I didnt think about this will all change with any furure litters
     
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    That's a great idea! Keeping the old chip for your info on it...
     
  6. yuckaduck

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    I discussed this with my vet before I start breeding and they both advised between 6-8 weeks is good for shepherds. I am doing the microchips because they cannot be removed where tatooing, I have seen dogs with ears cut off to remove the tatoo...sick people.

    End of mar begining of apr we should be breeding, if all goes well. Vet appointment for pre breeding check up is end of Feb.
     
  7. Ok.

    I have to ask.

    What dogs are you going to be breeding, and why?
     
  8. yuckaduck

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    Been answered many many times...go back through my posts and you will see the battles. Sorry but there is no more battle left in me, I have already decided with my vet and mentor what is going to happen.
     
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    Gallien Jacks New Member

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    I understand how you feel, and please coul this stay on topic, its important to me that i get this sorted, i know the rules in different pleces makes if her but i still and not much further on
     
  10. yuckaduck

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    Sorry Gallien...here in Canada there is no law about tatooing or microchipping. Must be registered with a tag from your township in Ontario! To register with the Canadian Kennel Club...either tatoo or microchip is acceptable.
     
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    i wasnt having a go;) , but I know how if feel for things to go off topic and for your sake i wanted this to stay about microchipping not breeding, there is no law here about it, but i am still waiting for a email from the company to see where i stand with reguards to reciving info about my sold pups and If I can get them chipped before they leave next time, the breeder we got Pearl from said she didnt have her done because she was told that the owners are the only ones allowed to do it, so i will have to see what they say
     
  12. yuckaduck

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    But before they are sold you are the owner therefore you should be able to get it done as the owner. When they are sold transfer the chip over to the new owner. That is how it works here.
     
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    Well that is what i thaught, but i still want to have the info on that dog sent to me, so say if it ended up in rescue i would be contacted
     
  14. No need for me to do that.

    Your short post above answers it all.
     
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    My new girl is tatooed but I am micro
    chipping her too.Double protection is safer to me.
     
  16. yuckaduck

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    Good because I do not bother argueing anymore. I know what I am doing and I know I am responsible and that is all that matters.
     
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    All i will say is a short post has nothing to do with it, i have been asked the same and you just get fed up with repeting yourself!

    So Pleasee can we keep this aboput microchipping, anything else should be in another thread!
     
  18. yuckaduck

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    Good plan! Better protection if she gets stolen too.
     
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    good for you, that is best bacause tattoos can fade and be changed
     
  20. yuckaduck

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    I am not sure about you getting information on a microchipped dog that is no longer yours. Privacy issues...I think likely it would be reserved for the owner only.


    Do not worry as discussed by you and me in PM's I do not argue or get upset anymore. I know what I am doing, my friends, vets, mentor and those who truely have gotten to know me here know I am responsible. Anyone wishing to argue will just be put on ignore. We all have the right to enjoy the forums and to post freely and I am from now on. Renee taught me that....stop worrying about what others think and use my own brain adn learn and do the right thing. That is what I am doing.
     

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