All puppies and imported dogs have to be micro chipped in New Zealand
A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected into the scruff of a dog’s neck. It has a unique number that can be listed on both council records and the NZ Companion Animal Register.
Once micro chipped, your dog can be scanned for his or her microchip number and easily identified through either database.
Micro chipping is a simple and harmless procedure, and can also be performed in cats.