We microchip all of our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies with Home Again microchips. I will enclose an application with each puppy's paperwork and Home Again charges a small annual fee (under $20 annually) to keep your puppy registered with Home Again. I will also register the microchip number with AKC and CKCSC during the transfer process of both registrations.
How Does The Microchip Work?
A veterinarian injects a tiny microchip about the size of a grain of rice (12mm) beneath the surface of your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot and takes only a few seconds. No anesthia is required.
The microchip itself has no internal energy source to harm your pe. The microchip is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pet’s shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchip’s unique code and positively identify the pet's unique microchip number.
Beware of breeders who do not microchip or tatoo. The CKCSC code of ethics requires breeders to use some form of permanent identification on all puppies before transferring ownership from the breeder to the family purchasing a puppy. There is also a bait and switch that can occur. Non-reputable breeders often have sickly puppies they need to place so they take a healthy puppy to their vet to acquire a health certificate and then use the health certificate for the sickly puppy instead of placing the healthy puppy. Another reason for microchipping from a breeder's perspective is to be sure in the future if a health issue arises that the dog is actually the same dog the breeder sold to the family. Breeders who stand behind their puppies like I do will want to know their puppies are microchipped before they are placed into companion homes.