Importing a dog from europe - questions and concerns - Page 3

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by astrovan2487 on 20 February 2021 - 09:02

Klossbruhe makes a good point about flying there yourself, fly back with puppy if you really want this litter. Even if you had to quarantine two weeks going and two weeks coming back, that would be much cheaper. Flying with the puppy in cabin is not that much more added to your ticket price, maybe a few hundred $. But seriously $9000 for flights? I recently looked into ticket prices for flying with a dog all over Europe for an FCI championship(was cancelled) and few week vacation, and prices were not that bad, wouldn't have even been $9000 if it was first class. These people are taking advantage of you.

Testing for LTV is a relatively new thing, even here in the US. I bet that we will see it become as common as HD or ED testing in the years to come as its just as serious if not more so. I believe its now included in SV testing as its become such a big issue for the breed. Not something to be overlooked.


by Rik on 20 February 2021 - 09:02

I'm not in that part of the world, but I think Australia also has some strict and costly quarantine rules. the $9000 for shipping is hard to wrap my head around, but it is what it is.

heidi, I did read your original post several times before I posted and it was confusing, at least for me on the cost.

anyway, I've been there and understand. here's hoping that your new addition is everything you hope for. and I apologize for the misunderstanding.

good luck,


by jillmissal on 21 February 2021 - 18:02

At the end of the day, that dog costs you $20K. The breakdown to me is immaterial. $9000 for a flight is insane, I never paid that much even shipping horses around the world.

Similarly $5,000 for 8 months of boarding is just silly. I personally would never do this anyway, I don't like other people putting foundations on my puppies.

Are there no decent breeders of a dog breed you like in NZ? I'll go so far as to say the breeder of this puppy isn't even a very good one, if they are willing to breed a bitch with a severe health fault. It is an absolute pet peeve of mine and there is no excuse for it. You might pay $20K (with a BANK LOAN!!!! We haven't even touched on this but OMG don't do this) for a dog that ends up euthanized at 18 months with a spinal disorder.

by duke1965 on 22 February 2021 - 03:02

I send multiple dogs to AUS and NZ and think your pricing of extra costs is a bit to high, if you want I can put you in contact with people who imported dogs to NZ and give you proper guidence on this, also, pricing has gone up a bit during covid, some companies into extreme, (had one that doubled price, but just switched to other airline) but 9000 looks a bit off

by Deacon12 on 07 June 2021 - 14:06

The health concerns me. I have been importing for 40 years from Germany? $20,000.00 on a puppy. That is an absolutely unrealistic price. Pups in germany are 500-1200 EU. I can have IPO3 training done for under $8000EU by a top trainer. The concern is the puppy may not make the grade.

by txarkoeta on 08 June 2021 - 01:06

500€ in Germany? In Germany from 900€ approximately, in the Czech Republic the normal is from 800€ but I have seen litters from 550€ and Slovakia similar to the Czech Republic


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