London Telegraph 
Thursday, January 14, 2009
Dog owners could be forced to register their pets following the latest recommendations made to Defra in a report commissioned by the Kennel Club.
An independent inquiry into dog breeding recommended that all puppies be microchipped before they are sold on.
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Initially this should be done on a voluntary basis with the public advised only to buy dogs that are registered. However, the report will recommend that Defra amend the Animal Welfare Act and pass it into law.
This would affect the 6 million households in Britain that have dogs, three quarters of which are pedigrees.
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