German Shepherd Dog > NEW IMPORT REGULATIONS COMING! THIS MEANS YOU! if you are an importer of dogs for resale (13 replies)
NEW IMPORT REGULATIONS COMING! THIS MEANS YOU! if you are an importer of dogs for resale
by ERChance on 14 September 2011 - 17:04
|In the federal register for Sept 1, 2011, the CDC and Dept of Agriculture are asking for information on rule making for imported dogs for resale.|
Their ideas- require an IMPORT permit be obtained in the US, with details about the purchaser, animal and breeder, original sent to the breeder overseas, and then returned with the import animal.
ZERO puppies! NONE! No dog less than 6 months old.
This whole mess was brought about by failure of the government agencies involved in several importations of RESCUE animals from countries with high incidences of canine rabies. The dogs were UNDOCUMENTED, and failure to comply with rabies restrictions for these dogs led to several post-exposure innoculations for the people handling these animals. NONE of the animals came from pure-bred breeding lines! All were semi-feral strays collected in advance of kill-eradication programs, or "adoptions" of street animals by military personel in some war zones.
Feel free to send me an email if you need the source document. I could not see a way to attach it here.
Ellen Chance, CHB
Jean Duncan Customs Brokers
by steve1 on 14 September 2011 - 17:23
|Well i can tell you for sure there has not been one case of Rabies in Belgium since i have lived in the last 7 years that is certain, Not in domestic animals or from wildlife so i think the authorities are over reacting regarding some countries in Europe and Belgium is one of them. However it is the ordinary citizen Dog lover who will have to take the brunt of there findings and of course those people have to bring this stuff up to warrant the validity of there jobs.|
by Ace952 on 14 September 2011 - 17:29
|There are 2 threads on this same topic floating around on here|
by melba on 14 September 2011 - 17:35
|I remember hearing about one that was adopted by a military family who's other was in Iraq. I can' remember if it was a cat or dog.|
There's been a lot of dogs that have come over with the Baghdad pups program and I have trained a few.
by Cassandra Marie on 14 September 2011 - 19:47
Is this regulation in place at this moment? Or is there something we can do about this?
By the way, last year you helped me bring my puppy in from Slovokia. You made it so easy. Everything went without a hitch. I have recommended your service to others.
by wanderer on 14 September 2011 - 21:10
|We Canadian breeders all need to contact our MPs to make sure that legitimate Canadian breeders and exporters are exempted from this proposal. Also the Canadian Kennel Club should make an official statement. Canada, due to rabies status is not exempt from this proposal so far as I read it.|
My personal message to CKC as a paying member:
CKC needs to make and official appeal to the Government of Canada and an official position statement. We who are concientious breeders and not puppy mills will fall also to the actions taken by the US to limit unscrupulous people exporting dogs to the US.
Many breeders who export a significant percentage of high-end litters to the USA are not in a position to keep that significant percent of puppies until the pups are six months of age. And ultimately, we will lose good homes and sales due to the new proposal. I recently sent half of a litter of 8 into the United States at ages 8 weeks to 4 months.
by ERChance on 14 September 2011 - 22:43
|Hello Cassandra, thank you for the referrals, we really appreciate it!|
The link to the document in the Federal Register is here
http://www.naiaonline.org/pdfs/prfb.pdf and it includes instructions on how to send your comments. The deadline to do so is October 31, 2011.
Please note that I am taking a side in this debate because of the likelihood of it impacting my business- facilitating the entry of animals into the US for importers of all types. I do this for pet owners and returning military families as well as professional breeders, and I am positive that the regulations requiring an import permit PER DOG IMPORTED will harm the business and all importers, while still not guaranteeing the prevention of a single case of a rabies infected dog.
by ERChance on 10 October 2011 - 13:03
I have posted my comments on the Regulations.gov website, and you are welcome to read them here. The attachment in the posting is the pdf document containing my coments and research.
There is still time to post your own comments, the deadline is October 31.
Ellen Chance, CHB
Jean D Duncan Customs Brokers
by Prager on 11 November 2011 - 19:02
|This is not about welfare for animals or about rabies. This is a government bureaucrats trying to increase revenues from fees. I personally can only benefit from this, but it bothers me to no end that government can tell people how and where to buy dogs(!!!!!) Is this USA? Where is pursuit of happiness?! Who wakes up in the morning and comes up with this crap. I tell you who. This was pushed by bunch of attorneys breeding French Bulldogs who wanted to cut out European competition.|
by Prager on 11 November 2011 - 19:21
|Here you go :http://www.thewrongpuppy.org/aboutus.htm|
by Hell on 12 November 2011 - 03:19
|When are these rules supposed to take effect, if they do go into place?|
by GSD Admin on 12 November 2011 - 18:02
by sable59 on 13 November 2011 - 00:55
|there needs to be a import law that protects th buyer if the dog or pup is not what it is supposed to be. try getting a replacement from europe.|
hans is right about the new law. it wont hurt the peddelers that import dogs. they just pass it on to the buyer.
by Hell on 13 November 2011 - 02:05
|Are these rules applicable to a regular person, who is importing a puppy? I planned to import a Czech dog for myself, is the above rules only for resellers?|