FOR YOU, THE BREEDER
For many breeds, it is difficult to distinguish puppies from one another. A microchip can make certain you know exactly which puppy you sold to whom. By documenting the puppy’s microchip ID number in your contract, you are protected and if a concern arises you can verify whether or not the puppy was sold by you.
Responsible breeders are concerned about the lifelong welfare of their puppies. That’s why, as the microchip purchaser, you will always be linked to the puppy’s microchip. However, by enrolling each puppy’s microchip at the time they are sold, you know the pet owner will be the first person contacted in an emergency.
Microchips also meet the permanent id requirement for a responsible breeding program. To accept test results from health registries like OFA and CERF, AKC requires the dog have permanent ID, such as a microchip, at the time of testing.
Please note: if you solely rely on microchips as your form of dog identification, it is also important to have access to a universal microchipping scanner. If you have more than twenty dogs you must have a scanner on the premises.