German Shepherd Dog > How old does a dog have to be to be imported? (6 replies)
How old does a dog have to be to be imported?
by GermanShepherd<3 on 28 May 2010 - 19:59
|How old does a dog have to be to be imported from Australia or Europe? I personally know two breeders from there, family friends, so I know I wouldn't be ripped off. But how old does it have to be to imported to America? Can it be at 8 weeks? If not, then I don't think it is worth it to import, cuz I would like it at 8 weeks. And I would be personally going myself to get it. |
by Doppelganger on 28 May 2010 - 21:10
|Dogs imported to the United States must have proof that they have been vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days before they enter the country. Unvaccinated dogs must receive the rabies vaccine within 10 days of entering the U..S, and must be confined (at the owner's home) for 30 days after the vaccination date. Puppies that are younger than 3 months of age must be confined until they are vaccinated at 3 months, and for 30 days thereafter. |
Puppies and dogs imported from rabies-free countries are not required to have a rabies vaccination prior to entry into the U.S., provided they have spent at least the previous six months in that country. State and local rabies vaccination requirements must be followed once the pet has reached its destination.
by Rugers Guru on 28 May 2010 - 22:01
|Ok... I must be sheltered. There are "rabies-free countries"?|
by bea on 28 May 2010 - 22:14
|Germany is considered rabies free at present, no rabies for the last 4 years|
by John Kennedy on 28 May 2010 - 23:55
|8 weeks d min. My last dog imported from Germany, 2010 had it rabies vac.|
by Prager on 29 May 2010 - 05:06
|Rabies free are many island countries like Australia, GB, Hawaii, NZ,....|
We import pups to USA at 8 weeks. Talk to your vet about the rest.
by freundhund on 29 May 2010 - 08:51
|Please find the links with regards to exporting dogs from Australia. Australia is definately a rabies free country. You would need to speak to the breeder of your puppy about organising with their vet here in Australia to apply to buy the Rabies Vaccine, as we don't actually innoculate dogs routinely for Rabies in Australia.|
Most breeders wouldn't let a puppy leave Australia under 8 weeks of age, The puppy will also require an Export Pedigree from the Controlling Body in the state that you purchase the puppy from.
I am attaching the Webaddress of the GSD Council of Australia and the GSDL of NSW with regards to how puppies should be bred in Australia:-
www.gsdl.info/Breed%20Info.htm or www.gsdcouncilaustralia.org/
I am hoping that this will help you.