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Old 11.12.2012, 18:21
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Re: Importing a dog

Heksita, as mentioned there are tons of threads where this information has already been given - but to get you started, here is the BVet app that shows you everyting you need to know:

http://bvet.bytix.com/plus/dbr/default.aspx?lang=en

As for the 'export pedigree' - Is the breeder referring to the EU Passport, or to the FCI document needed to register the dog within the breed club of the SKG, should you wish to become involved in the show or KC world?

Any dog coming from the EU/CH will have an EU pet passport - this is simply a document (in booklet form) where you record the dog's microchip number, a description of the dog, your info, and then going forward to keep record of the dog's vaccination schedule, stamped by your vet. You use this at the border to show that your dog is vaccinated according to Swiss import rules.

The latter is a document that has nothing to do with importing a dog, but rather with registration in the SKG, the Swiss kennel club. This is only important if you wish to become active in that world. This isn't my thing at all (I have rescue dogs) so hopefully someone with personal knowledge of what is required will come along.

You will definitely need a document attesting to a natural tail if your dog's tail looks as if it might have been docked. (If it was docked, though, you may not import the dog under any circumstances, as you do not qualify for the exemption.) You will need to keep that certificate safe, as you will need it any time you cross the CH border.

There is no quarantine or blood test, your breeder is confused. (FYI, even the UK has relaxed it's waiting period/quarantine laws since 1 Jan 2012.)

If you have any questions, contact the BVet. They have always been very helpful, and are happy to respond in English if you are not comfortable in German/French.

All the best to you and your new dog!



And... have you taken the SKN theory course yet?

Last edited by meloncollie; 12.12.2012 at 03:39.
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