Registration: Required from 6 months of age.
Microchipping: Section 15A of the Dog Control Act 2000 requires microchipping of dogs by 6 months of age.
Note: Exemptions from compulsory microchipping exist for “specified racing greyhounds, all working dogs, and specified approved hunting dogs“. Details here and via the Dog Control Order 2011, listed above.
Desexing: Recommended, but not mandatory.
Electronic collars/devices: Permitted (as long as “there is no pain to the animal”).
Tail docking: Not permitted.