Large range of quality plastic and metal dog ID tags with functionality and style. A wide choice of hard-wearing, durable and stylish printed or deep engraved dog tags in fantastic colours and designs. You can buy polished stainless steel enamelled tags in fabulous designs, plain metal dog tags, stylish diamante pet tags, clear printed tags that won't fade, or durable, lightweight plastic dog tags - all delivered straight to your door.
Dog ID tags UK law
Questions we are often asked is what should I put on my dog's ID tag, are dog tags or other forms of dog identification required by law in the UK and what information needs to be engraved on the dog tag.
Does my dog need to wear a dog tag?
Yes. UK law states that all dogs (with some working dog exemptions) are required to wear a dog identity tag or other form of clear identification by law.
My dog is microchipped so do they still need to wear a dog tag?
Yes, even if your dog is microchipped the UK law states that they must also wear a dog ID tag or other form of clear identification.
What are the UK's legal requirements for a dog's ID tag?
The Control of Dogs Order 1992 mandates that any dog in a public place must wear a collar with the owner's name, address and postcode engraved or written on it, or engraved on a dog identity tag.
What should I put on my dog's ID tag?
So what needs to be on a dog tag? As a house number and postcode are all that is needed to specify an entire UK address, it is perfectly acceptable to put just those details and your surname. This can be useful for smaller tags where there might not be space for your full address.
So all the legal aspects are now covered - owner's name, address and postcode. However, we would strongly advise also adding at least one contact phone number.
Examples of the engraving information we recommend for engraved dog tags are:
Mr J Bloggs
No 32, PE25 6DH
Mr J Bloggs
32 The Street
We also feel it is advisable, if your dog is microchipped, to state this on the dog tag so that any authorities know to scan your dog.
Should I put my dog's name on the tag?
Some dog owners also add the dog's name to the dog tag while others feel this is best not done in case your dog is stolen, but the choice on that is entirely up to you. As long as you make sure you have the legally required information on your dog's ID tag you will be on the right side of the law.
What happens if my dog does not wear an ID tag?
You can be fined up to £5,000 if your dog does not wear a dog identification tag or the tag does not have the required information on it.
Where can I buy attractive and deep engraved dog tags?
Just because it is the law for your dog to wear identification, that doesn't mean your dog's tag can't be fun and stylish, as long as it contains all the required legal information. And you will feel safer knowing your dog can be identified if they go missing.
D for Dog have a large range of durable and stylish dog ID tags. Engraving is included in the price of all of the tags so you can have a fabulous new engraved dog tag delivered straight to your door. Woof!