>I've have heard that tattoo's can be changed, is this true? I understand
I haven't heard anything about this being done, we use the pliars
type instead of electric, with the electric you write as if with a pen, I
would think this one would be easier to alter than the ones with punched holes.
What started me tattooing years ago was a story about my friend who
breeds Borzoi, her son was walking one of the dogs down a residential
street, dog saw a cat and gave chase (sight hound mind you) and Jeff lost
track of the dog. Lois put ads up, radio, vets, law enforcement plus all
the kennel club people were keeping their eyes open and finally one club
member saw the dog, followed the people home and called Lois. She called
law enforcement to meet her there, officer went in, came back out and said
the dog was perfectly at ease with them, responded to a name and he couldn't
rightly take the dog away from them. She whipped out the dog's registration
certificate which had a tattoo number punched through it (we do this too
when we tattoo a dog) and told him where to find the tattoo. He went back
in and came back out with the dog. Somehow I doubt today an officer would
of had a chip reader with him. He also got a marked response to the name
Lois said to call the dog.
This is also why on the i.d. tags I put on my dog's collars I DO NOT
put the dog's name on it, only my name, address and phone number. I
wouldn't want anyone finding/taking one of my dogs to have that edge.
>micro chipping is more effective. I have decided to go with one of these two,
I read an article regarding micro chipping vs freeze branding in
horses and the point that came out in this article was that a second (or
third etc) micro chip could be implanted and then were are you? Which chip
does one believe? BTW, I've only heard one story about an attempt to alter
a freeze brand -- they use an angle system where each angle denotes a number
-- this one really wasn't an attempt to alter the brand but to remove it by
cutting out the piece of skin on the neck, ugh.
>Do you have Omaha's 1-800 #? I used to get this catalog years ago, I'd like
>to get it again and compare prices to Jeffers which is the company I've been
In almost every instance I have found Jeffers to be less expensive,
stick with them!