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How to buy a puppy from abroad?

How to buy a puppy from abroad?

Author: Monika Laneman 

Why to buy puppy from another country

I have bought many dogs from different countries. Also many of my puppies have gone to live in different countries. Usually, the reason why we buy a puppy from abroad is that we want to have something very special. Either a very good prospect for dog shows or very good potential for trainings and competitions. Breeders sometimes want to bring new bloodlines into breeding. Or some people are just looking for a very special family pet which is not available in their country. Reasons can be different. 


How to be careful and buy only from trustful places/people

However, when you consider buying a pure bred puppy you must be certain it is a reputable breeder you are buying from and the puppy gets all the needed documentation to travel and to be registered in respective Kennel Club. I for example advertise my puppies in very specific dog places like Kennel Club page, breed club page or for example in PetWorld Global web page The more internet evolves the more scam and cheating you can find there. Do your homework.


What you need to ask

Always check if the puppy has official pedigree which is registered in the local Kennel Club. 

Always check if the puppy will have all the needed documentation for travelling. 

Always check if the puppy will have all the needed vaccinations and treatments needed for travelling.


What do you need for importing the puppy

Pure bred puppy needs to get an Export pedigree in order to be registered in your local Kennel Club

In Europe the puppy needs EURO Passport in order to travel into another country

Different countries have different regulations but most of them demand some sort of identification. In European Union a dog must be microchipped. It is a mandatory regulation.

In European Union over 3 months old puppies and dogs must be rabbies vaccinated, it is a mandatory regulation.


Different countries have different pet import regulations

To travel with your puppy or dog, or in case the pup or dog is being shipped, it is very important to check first the import regulations. It’s wise to check not only your country regulations but also transfer country regulations which might apply when the dog is travelling. Every country is trying to protect it’s borders and even when the “free movement regulations” are signed they find loopholes to protect them not letting puppies in their country. It’s all regulated under name “disease control”. So do your homework, check your country pet import regulations. 


What the import regulations might be (some examples)

It’s typically for puppies: rabbies vaccination which is not made earlier then at 12 weeks or 3 months age. And waiting period 21 - 30 days before the puppy can travel. Most flight companies in Europe apply the same regulations, especially when you need to fly with your puppy through Frankfurt where most connecting flights go. However, in European Union there are still some countries that allow entry for under 3 months old not rabbies vaccinated puppies in case their mother was rabbies vaccinated. In US it is much easier to fly with the puppy. To enter Canda the under 3 months age puppies do not need to be rabbies vaccinated. In some countries the echinococcus treatment between 1-5 days before entry is mandatory. Some countries have very strick and difficult regulations and some have even mandatory quarantine. The worst case is when your country regulations do not allow entry of dogs from the country you are considering to buy the puppy from. Do your homework! That’s important! 


How to travel with puppy or is it better to be shipped

For the puppy the best way to travel is always by car. So when you have the option to drive to pick up your puppy, always consider this first. 

Second best option is to fly with the pup, so the pup can be with you in the cabin. But that is allowed only when the puppy or the dog is small enough, fits in certain size of bag which can be placed under the seat and weights less then 8 kilos. 

Third option is you fly by plane together with your puppy or dog, in this case the pup or dog will be handled as a luggage. 

Forth and the most expensive option is to ship the puppy alone as a cargo shipment. But in some countries it is the only option.


When you drive by car

Always look what are also the countries or states regulations what you drive through. So you would not have bad surprises on the road. 

I have found out that best for the puppy is to travel on it’s own place in the car but it all depends of the length of the travel and the size of the dog. 

If it is a short trip and small puppy they feel best when they can travel in someones lap.  

If it is a long trip and small puppy make a small and comfortable place for the puppy.

If it is a bigger puppy or grown up dog it’s always best to have much space and as comfortable as possible.

Most what puppies or young dogs need when travelling is to have safe place for them where they can feel comfortable.

Prepare for “sea sickness”. A dog or puppy that has a weaker nervous system or gets easily excited and does not feel comfortable in the car might get nervous and womit. Take a lot of napkins with you. And prepare that you need to clean and change puppy’s blanket. 

It usually happens less when the puppy feels itself comfortable and is not afraid and nervous. Some breeds have less this problem. Some working line dogs with good strong nerves never womit in the car. Some weaker nerves dogs need to get used with driving. I have noticed it helps a lot when they see people or when they have another dog next to them. After 1000 kilometers not any dog womits. :)


What to look when you fly with plane

As suprising as it is, much less “sea sickness” then in driving. As a matter of fact, I have never had problems when I have had flight with a puppy in the cabin. Maybe I have been lucky. But in this case the trick is always to use the soft bag with what you can carry the pup and keep the puppy’s head out of the bag. Soft bag can also always fit under the seat which is mandatory when the plane takes off and is landing. During flight you can keep the puppy bag in your lap or on the floor next to your legs. When the puppy can have it’s head out from the bag they usually feel comfortable. 

When you book the ticket you must book also the place for the puppy. They allow 3-5 dogs on the plane. Depends of the flight company regulations. In Europe it is usually 3 dogs on the plane. In US I have heard about 5. In Europe they ask 40-50 euro for the dog. In US up to 90 usd. Again, depends a lot of the flight company.

Low-cost airlines don’t usually allow animals on the board!


When the puppy or dog is not small enough for the flight in the cabin 

In this case the dog will be taken in as luggage. You must buy a flight box that fills the IATA regulations and is big enough for the dog. Only those flights allow dogs as luggage where the plane is big enough to have “warm luggage room”. So always check with the flight company before buying a ticket. Prices in Europe have been 50 - 200 euro depending of the flight company. 

Never give any drugs to your dog or sedatives!  Dog must have clear mind and working brains when flying. The worst what can happen when the dog is flying and is afraid is womiting and peeing or pooping. With drugs, the dog might not arrive alive. Good strong IATA flight box can also stand dogs who are destructive. Think and act accordingly. Drugs are not good for dogs! Make them safe and comfortable and pick the right size flight box to fly. Use normal flight companies and don’t save money in this case. And everything will go well!


What to look when the puppy travels alone

Find a good agent. In some airports there is only one agent that is allowed to deal with animal transport. In some other places you can order animal transport from transportation companies. In this case always find a good agent so your dog would be handled well and arrives safely. The flight box needs to fill the same IATA regulations and usually they demand the dog must have enough space to stand up and turn around in the box. The larger the box the more the transportation costs. It is the most difficult method and most unfriendly for dogs to travel, so use it only when necessary. And also most expensive in most cases. I have found out that in most flights the return tickets, human flying with the puppy, are 2-4 times cheaper then the dog travelling alone. Only in very long flights, Europe - US, Europe - Canada, Europe - Malaysia, the shipping cost has been cheaper then return tickets. There can be exeptions if your puppy comes from a country where are very large airports or you find an agent that ships a lot of animals but otherwise it’s not. 

That is all what I could think of in regards of travelling right now. If you have any more to add or any comments, please feel free to comment and we will add it to the article!

I hope it helped to answer to you some of the questions you had!

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PetWorld Global Team is Attending in Web Summit 2018

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6 Things You Should Do When You Have Lost Your Dog

I have lost my dog! What should I do?

After this night, when I again!!! 


I mean AGAIN had to go after my dogs who just decided they want to go to chill around! 

I decided I have to write an article what should you do when your dog gets lost! 

Tonight my two Belgian Shepherd Malinois just run away after midnight and chilled around till early morning. No sleep for me, constant searching till I early morning finally found them. You can imagine how mad and frustrated I was! 

Most important for every dog owner is to keep my dog safe and sound. We tend not to think about it if before something happens and one of the worst things what can happen is when my dog gets lost.

When you loose your dog the most critical resource is time! 

You need to act immediately and do not stop before you find your dog!

and I mean it!

DO NOT STOP before you find your dog!

Time is extremely critical factor in this case. 

Go to search around the place your dog got lost and call your dogs name as much as possible

I just go around and endlessly search my dog with calling her by name. I get all my family members out to search with me and we spread around to cover maximum area. Usually, dogs just want to have a little fun and forget they must be responsible. When they hear their name called, mostly they come back. In this case time is always critical. The earlier you start the closer they are. As dogs move very fast they can be at the place you are at the moment after few minutes. They usually run a specific path which they choose depending of the area. And they come back at the same spot again and again and again. 

If it is close for the home, it’s fun for them. And they often just come back to the home when they hear the name called. Be very positive and optimistic and do not punish your dog when he returns. Otherwise, next time he might be too afraid to come at all. In this case most of the time people get their dogs back. 

If you loose your dog in strange place, like in a forest, it might become stressful. Dog becomes wild within days, some dogs even within couple of hours. In a strange place for them, leave your jacket or some other larger personal items on a spot and go to check it once in a while. But do not stop searching! This is a very serious case and if you don’t act fast you might loose your dog forever. 

Ask for people around if they have seen your dog and go check every hint

You are lucky when this happens during daytime. Just go around and ask from the people if they have seen your dog and go check every hint! I mean EVERY hint!. You never know which one is your dog, but to make sure you must go to check it. Sometimes with hugely populated area you are in advantage as many people means many pair of eyes. Quite often you can hear from people that dog has been spotted in certain area so you know where to go to search. And when people know dog is lost they know to keep eyes open and let you know when they see one. 

Report to the local region shelter that you have lost your dog and give them remarks of the dog and dogs microchip or any other identification number

One very important thing to do is to report in the local regional shelter and depends of the country and culture also maybe to the community and local police in smaller places and leave them your number. It would be wise to do quite in the beginning of search. Countries are different and culture is different, but in every country and in every place I have ever been is always a community that helps to spread information in between people. I have been during the years helped by many people, dog enthusiasts, local police and just normal people on their way who have seen my dogs wandering around. Yes, such things happen, dogs run wild sometimes and during 20 years I have seen enough. 

Post in the Lost Dogs web page that you have lost your dog

Nowdays also internet can be useful tool to help to spread information that your dog is lost. Find a lost and found dog page that covers your territory and report it there. It must be specific region related web page which is specifically concentrated to help people who have lost their dogs to find their dogs. In smaller countries also Facebook can be useful tool but to my experience in larger regions where internet is not so popular as in some small countries it is a waste of time. Facebook worked some years ago but now it is full of junk and you can not find anything anymore from there. The same way as Google. The world is evolving so is internet and the only dog specific places with real dog people can be of help of yours! Go to specific dedicated your region dog people places and post there. 

DO NOT PANIC, be extremely systematical and DO NOT GIVE UP

Most important! Stay calm and be systematic. And never ever give up! 

I have never lost a dog when I have kept searching. I have bad experience from childhood and when I as grown up lost my 5 months old puppy I never give up anymore. My five months puppy was found 800 meters from my house hit by a car, still warm but dead, five days after he disappeared. If I had been relentlessly searching without given up he would not had died. I have never been able to forgive it myself. Ever….

Stay Optimistic! Always!

Best thing you can do for yourself is to stay always optimistic. That helps most!

Having dogs for so long I have been often in the situation when young dogs run wild. No matter how hard you try with all the electric fences, close all the doors and gates, build fences higher and use smart solutions it still happens. 

This time my dogs run wild at night. Two Malinois, one year old and two years old. I got back at the house 1.30am, opened the dogs for a run, went inside the house, came back outside 1.35am and they were gone. 

One dog I got back in the morning at 4am from the streets. And another one I spotted from my house window at 7.30am running towards the house and stopped her in front of my house. 

So never, ever, stop looking. Do not give up! You will find them! But it is extremely time critical, the more time goes the lower are the chances you get your dog back. Act fast!

I will write an article about how to prevent dogs escaping and loosing your dog. But that will be next time. 

One of the most searched sentences from pet owners in the internet! “I have lost my dog! What should I do?

So meanwhile, to make your dog as safe as possible, register in our digital PetID system and register your dog, your dogs microchip number and do not forget to add your phone number so people could contact you when in need. 

Monika Laneman


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