Microchipping

The Dobermann Trust are pleased to offer FREE microchipping of ANY Dobermann.

We also offer microchipping of any other dogs at a reduced rate of £10 per dog.  Most vets and other commercial organisations charge around £20.  Please contact dogs@dobermanntrust.org.uk to arrange an appointment.

You will have noticed that all of The Dobermann Trust dogs are microchipped before being rehomed.  This is to help track your pet down if for any reason it becomes separated from you.  Remember that microchipping is not a substitute for a collar and tag bearing the owner’s details which is required by law under The Control of Dogs Act.

Each microchip has a unique identification number which is registered on a national database along with the owner’s contact information.  When an animal goes missing every registered microchipper and the DogLost scheme are notified of the animal’s description to help search for it.  Anyone with a scanner, including dog wardens and vets can scan the animal and find out the microchip number, which makes it simpler to reunited missing pets with their owners.

What is microchipping?
A microchip is the size of a grain of rice.  It is a minature electronic device called an RFID token which stores a unique number which is read by a radio wave scanner.

In dogs it is implanted by certified professionals using special equipment which injects the microchip through a sterile needle under the skin between the dog’s shoulder blades.

When the chip is in place the body tissue starts to wrap itself around the chip and bonds it into position.  This happens because the chip is covered with the same bio synthetic glass used in pacemakers and other medical implants.

No anaesthetic is required and the whole process takes 5 minutes causing no more discomfort than an ordinary vaccination.