Jandaz Cockapoos Lead the Way on the Microchipping of Dogs

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Wales cockapoo breeder Jandaz Cockapoos has been microchipping its puppies for years ahead of new laws that will make it compulsory in 2015.

A cockapoo breeder from Wales is already years ahead of new compulsory microchipping legislation which comes into effect next year.

From March 1, 2015, it will be law for all dogs to be microchipped and dog owners will need to have their pets registered on one of the Government’s authorised commercial databases.

Established in 2004, Jandaz Cockapoos has for over a decade provided cockapoo puppies to discerning families in the UK and overseas - and founder Janice Griffiths has been microchipping all her puppies bred in Llandusul, Ceredigion for the last seven years.

Mrs Griffiths said: “It is important that every puppy is traceable back to its breeder. If anything goes wrong the breeder must be held accountable. If a puppy is not chipped it is hard to prove where it came from and there is no paper trail. We chip all Jandaz Cockapoos puppies as standard and we have done so since 2007.

“In fact, all our cockapoo puppies are vaccinated three times, health checked, wormed, treated for ear mites and all cockapoo parents are eye-tested and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) cleared.”

The Government’s announcement in 2013 about the microchipping of dogs comes after extensive lobbying by dog welfare organisations. The aim of its introduction is to reunite strays with their owners, tackle puppy farming and encourage responsible dog ownership.

The chip – no bigger than a grain of rice – is inserted between the shoulder blades of a dog using a sterile needle – the same as any standard vaccination. It is coated in bio-compatible glass and fuses to the dog’s bodily tissue, meaning it will not be rejected by the dog’s body or move around. The microchips are coded with the owners’ details.

For more information on Jandaz Cockapoos and the microchipping of dogs, visit http://www.jandaz.co.uk or contact 01545 560641.

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