getting a dog chipped is a great idea for two reasons.
1- if your dog ever runs away and is picked up by animal control or taken to the pound then it will be returned to you
2- as someone stated it can prove that the dog is yours. my grandmother bought a special bred poodle and after her house was broken into someone stole (yes someone stole a dog
) it. but by some freak bit of luck the guy who stole it was arrested for some other charge and the dog was taken to the pound, they scanned for a chip and it was returned to my grandmother.