UK Dog Tag Legal requirement - Dog Owner's Advisory Update

Dog owners who switch from walking their dogs with a collar to a harness could be breaking the law, without even realising it.

Failure to have your contact details on a dog’s tag when in public is actually against the law

The Control of Dogs Order 1992 law says that a dog must wear a collar with the owner’s name and address on it.

Anyone breaching this could be guilty of an offence under the Animal Health Act 1981 which is “punishable on summary conviction by a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale”.