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Cats and dogs

Buying a dog


When you are buying a dog, it is a good idea to check if the breeder is registered. The dog breeder or pet shop should give provide this information to you and they need to include this on advertisements. You can check the online register to confirm the supply number.

At the time of purchase, it is important you receive the appropriate documentation from the supplier (current owner). This includes:

  • a notice (e.g. a receipt, a confirmation of sale or an invoice) that states:
    • suppliers details
    • supply number (if buying from a registered breeder)
    • microchip number of the dog
  • a change of ownership form, completed and signed by the supplier.