At a minimum, your puppy should come home with their first set of vaccinations, vet records and a unique identifier such as a microchip.
Prior to sending puppies home with their new families, accountable breeders have their puppies seen by a veterinarian for a health check-up and their first vaccinations. Your puppy’s veterinary records should be provided to you by your breeder, with a detailed schedule for future vet visits and vaccinations. At a minimum, your puppy should come home with their first set of vaccinations, vet records and a unique identifier such as a microchip.
In Canada, the law requires that all purebred dogs must be permanently and uniquely identified before leaving the breeder’s premises to go to their new home. This most commonly occurs in the form of a microchip, such as the National Companion Animal Coalition-recognized microchips
offered by the Canadian Kennel Club. It is the responsibility of the breeder to pay for this identification and provide you with the microchip number of your new puppy.