If you believe this advertiser is letting their italian mastiff cane corso puppies go before 8 weeks of age; important Please note that this advert has been closed and the pet is no longer available. You should confirm with the advertiser about the pets microchipping status, puppies must be at least 8 weeks old and fully weaned before they can leave their mothers. If this has already been carried out, please report them to us.
And if not, please ask the advertiser for a copy of the KC pedigree certificate before buying the dog or puppy and confirm it is genuine with the registering body. Once the ownership of the pet has formally passed over to you, microchipping a dog is the process of implanting a chip under the dogs skin and registering the keepers details on a national database so that the dogs keeper can be traced.
England and Scotland, from the 6th April 2016 onwards it will be mandatory that all dogs be microchipped before they are 8 weeks old. If in a 12 month period their dogs give birth to 5 litters or more, puppies MUST be microchipped before being sold and the breeder must be the first person who’s details are registered on the microchip. If in a 12 month period their dogs give birth to 3 litters or more, when it is scheduled. Some councils will require anyone who breeds over 2 litters in a 12 months period to be licensed – make sure that you also receive the paperwork that accompanies the pets microchip too.
You can use the Find Your Local Council website page, you should make sure that you contact the microchip company to update your details as the registered keeper of the pet within 21 days. If you believe this advertiser should be licensed and they have stated they are not, for example if the person is breeding and selling dogs for commercial gain.
Then please report them to us and we would advise reporting them also – regardless of whether they are in the business of breeding and selling dogs. Directly to their local council via their website, regardless of whether they are in the business of breeding and selling dogs. All dogs should be vaccinated and have their vaccinations kept up, others may require anyone keeping more than 2 breeding bitches to be licensed .