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Your legal responsibilities as a dog owner are as follows
Your dog must wear a collar, showing your name and address, when in a public place (even if the dog is tattooed or mircochipped.)
You must clean up your dog's mess. If you fail to pick up and dispose of your dog's mess, you can be prosecuted with a fixed penalty of £50 or a maximum court fine of £1000 and a criminal record.
All dogs must be microchipped. You will be fined up to £500 if you fail to microchip your dog.