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Section 4

Schedule Databases

Contents of database

1 (1) The database must contain the following information in relation to each dog

(a) name and address of the owner, or owners where there is joint

(b) a contact telephone number for each owner;

(c) name of the dog;

(d) 10number of the transponder device implanted;

(e) breed of the dog;

(f) sex of the dog;

(g) year of birth of the dog; and

(h) a reference to any other dogs registered under the owner’s name on
15the database.

(2) The database operator must record or update this information within five
working days of receipt of the information.

(3) For the purposes of paragraphs 1 and 3, “working day” means any day other
than a Saturday, a Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which in
20England is a bank holiday under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act


2 The database operator must have in place a checking system to ensure that
any information inputted is accurate.

25Access to information

3 (1) The database operator must—

(a) answer all telephone calls received in normal working hours on all
working days;

(b) provide the information in section 6 free of charge to authorised third
30parties during all normal working hours; and

(c) charge a reasonable rate for the telephone call.

(2) For the purposes of sub-paragraphs (1)(a) and (1)(b) “normal working
hours” means the hours between 9am and 5pm.

(3) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(b), “authorised third parties”

(a) any police constable;

(b) any representative of the appropriate national authority; or

(c) any representative of the local authority.

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Contingency provisions

4 The database operator must—

(a) have adequate computer software and hardware to store the
information in the database;

(b) 5maintain a secure electronic backup of all of the information stored
in the database;

(c) make provisions for the transfer of the information contained in the
database to another database operator if the database ceases to
operate; and

(d) 10be compliant with EU ISO standards.