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The database must contain the following information in relation to each dog
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) number of the transponder device implanted;
(e) breed of the dog;
(f) sex of the dog;
(g) year of birth of the dog; and
a reference to any other dogs registered under the owner’s name on
The database operator must record or update this information within five
working days of receipt of the information.
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
England is a bank holiday under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act
The database operator must have in place a checking system to ensure that
any information inputted is accurate.
3 (1) The database operator must—
answer all telephone calls received in normal working hours on all
provide the information in section 6 free of charge to authorised third
parties during all normal working hours; and
(c) charge a reasonable rate for the telephone call.
For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(b), “authorised third parties”
(a) any police constable;
(b) any representative of the Secretary of State; or
(c) any representative of the local authority.
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4 The database operator must—
have adequate computer software and hardware to store the
information in the database;
maintain a secure electronic backup of all of the information stored
in the database;
make provisions for the transfer of the information contained in the
database to another database operator if the database ceases to
(d) be compliant with EU ISO standards.