USDA Dog Tags

In the United States, all commercial dog breeders are required by the Animal Welfare Act to identify their dogs with an official United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dog Tag. Dogs that require tags are puppies 16 weeks old or older, dogs temporarily at the facility for breeding, personal pets used for breeding, intact personal pets not used for breeding but housed with breeding dogs and spayed/neutered dogs housed in the kennel
USDA Dog TagWhen ordering your USDA Dog Tags from National Band & Tag, we will need a few pieces of information from you so that we can manufacture your order:

  • Your USDA License Number, or numbers identifying the State and dealer, exhibitor, or research facility
  • Your starting serial number
  • Quantity
  • Style
  • Material

We offer brass, stainless steel, or a durable aluminum material to choose from for your tags. As far as tag styles, the USDA requires a round, circular tag to hang from the collar, or an oblong shaped tag with two holes to be riveted to the collar. The standard for the round tag is 1 1/4” inches (style 137) and the standard for the oblong is the 3/4” x 1 1/4” inch (style 143), but we have multiple sizes to choose from. See all of our round tags here and all of our oblong tags here.

The stamping on the tag should be similar to the example above with your license number, number identifying the dog, and the letters “USDA”

When ordering your tags, don’t forget your attachments! We have S-Hooks or Rings for hanging tags, and rivets for tags to be riveted onto a collar. Check out all our fasteners here.


May is National Electrical Safety Month

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is the premier non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace. Did you know, that over the last ten years, more than 30,000 workers have been injured in workplace electrical accidents? ESFI is the leading authority on workplace electrical safety and recognizes that each work environment presents different electrical hazards.

Here at National Band & Tag we believe in electrical safety in the workplace as well and we are here to help with a selection of proper identification for wires, cables, electrical hazards and more. We serve the electrical industry and keeping those in it safe with proper identification such as Utility Pole Tags to notify line workers of the cables on that pole, or wire markers to inform electricians of what specific wires are connected to.

metal wire markersWe serve electrical industries including, but not limited to:

  • Electrical utility services
  • Electrical engineering consultants
  • Electrical motor manufacturing and repair services
  • Electrical cooperatives
  • Electrical cord suppliers
  • Electric product manufactures
  • Telecommunications
  • Lighting companies
  • Electric distributors

Want to learn more about electrical safety at home and in the workplace? Then check out ESFI at:

Dear Hasco Customers

hasco logoWe are pleased to announce that National Band and Tag Co. has acquired Hasco Tag Co. as of May 9, 2016. All future correspondence will be handled by NB&T.

The combination of Hasco’s product line with ours will give you a wide variety of band and tag choices. Our 4th and 5th generation family members and staff are eager to serve you as we have our own customers for 114 years. Please browse our website to learn more about our products.

Moving forward, we will strive to make our transition as seamless as possible. You are important to us and we hope to gain your business and have a lasting relationship into the future.

Our Product Expertise: Poultry, Cattle, Lab Animal Research, Dog & Cat Licenses and Rabies Vaccination Tags, Wildlife Conservation, Plants & Trees, and Industrial Applications.

Our Specialties: Custom Stamping, Sequential Numbering, Custom Numbering, Logos, Laser Etching, and Bar Coding.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 859-261-2035 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.

For a PDF Comparison Chart of Hasco’s parts versus NB&T’s parts, please click here.


The National Band and Tag Company Family

April Showers Bring May Flowers

vinyl garden markers

Styles 2754, 2766, 2778, 2788

It’s that time again for flowers and other plants to start blooming! Are your plants marked with some sort of identification?

We offer a variety of plant and garden markers, but we are excited to share with everyone our newest color, PINK!

These virgin vinyl labels can be written on with a sharpie so you can identify the plant’s name, price if it is for sale, the date it was planted and anything else you want. Plastic plant labels can range in size anywhere from 5/8” x 4” inches all the way up to 1-1/4” x 8” inches to meet all your identification needs. Try using smaller ones to identify small potted plants and larger tags to identify shrubs and trees.

style 2745 garden markers

Style 2745