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Buying new puppy in Germany

We're buying a puppy in Germany (none available here) and I think (according to this that we can just drive over, pick it up and bring it back without certificates etc. Is that correct? Has anybody done it?

Also - would the puppy be subject to import duty at the price we paid?

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Old 16.11.2010, 15:51
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We're buying a puppy in Germany (none available here) and I think (according to this that we can just drive over, pick it up and bring it back without certificates etc. Is that correct? Has anybody done it?

Also - would the puppy be subject to import duty at the price we paid?

Thanks
Thats what i did but i got mine from France
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Old 16.11.2010, 16:03
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We're buying a puppy in Germany (none available here) and I think (according to this that we can just drive over, pick it up and bring it back without certificates etc. Is that correct? Has anybody done it?

Also - would the puppy be subject to import duty at the price we paid?

Thanks
read the next page too, there still are some requirements:
http://www.bvet.admin.ch/themen/0161...x.html?lang=en
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Old 16.11.2010, 16:16
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We're buying a puppy in Germany (none available here) and I think (according to this that we can just drive over, pick it up and bring it back without certificates etc. Is that correct? Has anybody done it?

Also - would the puppy be subject to import duty at the price we paid?

Thanks

I spoke to German breeders who have sold puppies into Switzerland when I was looking for mine too.

Make sure you get the breeder to get his/her vet to certify that they have not been in contact with wild animals since birth. You'll need to get that letter. Other than that, the usual applies - pet passport, chip and vaccinations up to date for their age which a reputable breeder will do anyway.

Advance congratulations on your new addition
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Old 16.11.2010, 16:50
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I spoke to German breeders who have sold puppies into Switzerland when I was looking for mine too.

Make sure you get the breeder to get his/her vet to certify that they have not been in contact with wild animals since birth. You'll need to get that letter. Other than that, the usual applies - pet passport, chip and vaccinations up to date for their age which a reputable breeder will do anyway.

Advance congratulations on your new addition
also congratulations

& you will still have to take the compulsory Swiss dog TRAINING COURSES
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Old 16.11.2010, 16:54
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also congratulations

& you will still have to take the compulsory Swiss dog TRAINING COURSES
I have. 18 months ago. My puppy is no longer a puppy now.
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I have. 18 months ago. My puppy is no longer a puppy now.
I meant "you" in the general sense that importing a puppy does not enable anyone to avoid taking these courses.
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Re: Buying new puppy in Germany

Congrats, Caviarchips!

When bringing my German, French, and Italian guys into Switzerland, all needed to be chipped, and to have their pet passports with up-to-date vacs (special regs for puppies too young to fully vaccinate, as Summerrain's and Ullainga's posts).

Technically you need to declare the pup, and pay MWSt - but it can be quite difficult to find a border officer willing to take the time to do so. I tried to declare the dogs, but was quite insistently waived through. (Traveling at rush hour might have had something to do with it...)

Nonetheless, don't take any chances - have the paperwork in order.

Then you will have 10 days to register your dog with ANIS, which requires a vet visit. And as Marton says, be sure to schedule in your SKN courses.

Oh, and don't forget the most essential requirement - you must post pics here! (What flavor of pup is he/she?)

All the best to you and your new four-footed friend.
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& you will still have to take the compulsory Swiss dog TRAINING COURSES
20:23 Read this mail. Laughed out loud...."compulsory training course.....not even in Switz.....lol"

20:28 Read the further thread. *really, he thinks?*

20:29 *search function* "No way!"

20:33 *Googled it*

20:34 *For F**** Sake*

20:35 "Darling......guess what?" he shouts to the front room

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Oh, and don't forget the most essential requirement - you must post pics here! (What flavor of pup is he/she?)

All the best to you and your new four-footed friend.
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Re: Buying new puppy in Germany

In addition to meloncollie's advice, when bringing our chipped, EU passed and vaccinated kittens over from Germany the rabies vaccination had to be three weeks old.

With cats being vaccinated against rabies at 12 weeks which is also the usual pick-up date for kittens this is something to be mindful of. Though I just might be talking out of my a**e and it's totally different for dogs...
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20:23 read this mail. Laughed out loud...."compulsory training course.....not even in switz.....lol"

20:28 read the further thread. *really, he thinks?*

20:29 *search function* "no way!"

20:33 *googled it*

20:34 *for f**** sake*

20:35 "darling......guess what?" he shouts to the front room

thanks all!
lol & lol
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Guess who wears the pants
Which of you humans wears the pants will become irrelevant. You will both soon be firmly wrapped around the pup's little dewclaw.

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