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Thinking about importing?

Discussion in 'Doberman Breeders' started by GennyB, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. Patrick B.

    Patrick B. New Member

    Just wondering how much to expect to pay for shipping. I’ve contacted POR and couldn’t get an answer. Thanks!

     
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  2. Drogon

    Drogon $ Premium Subscriber $ Hot Topics Subscriber

    Shipping varies a great deal so I wouldn't want to spit out a number. Don't expect a quick response from any breeder/kennel. Narrow your list to your top 3 and keep sending them something every other week until you get a response. They are busy and sometimes away for weeks. When they do finally get around to checking emails seeing your email pop up numerous times lets them know you are serious and keeps your name in their short term memory.
     
  3. Patrick B.

    Patrick B. New Member

    Ok will do. Thank you!
     
  4. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber



    My understanding is the price fluctuates and the breeder can't give you a firm price till they book it. There are variables to consider also, like where the pup is and where it's headed.
    I can say my girl is from Lipar Land and with shipping, I paid just under what I would pay for a pup here in the states. Vera (the breeder) was on top of it and responded to me almost immediately every time.
     
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  5. Patrick B.

    Patrick B. New Member

    Yeah it seems like she’s on top of things. She is the first person to give me actual numbers. She said approximately $1800 for pup and shipping runs about $1200 USD. They definitely seem legit.
    I appreciate the replies.
     
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  6. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    Also sometimes they will want payment in Euro's. So be careful you are not overpaying!
     
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  7. Patrick B.

    Patrick B. New Member

  8. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    You can figure out the conversions. Or if you are going to send payment Western Union tell them and they will figure it out for you.
    We imported from Romania and the breeders wanted Euro's.
     
  9. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    But good luck trying to get a Western Union agent to speak good English!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you can go to a Western Union Office the better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  10. Minionmama

    Minionmama Member

    Wow, I have to say. I'm glad I stumbled upon this thread. I've wondered about how dogs are purchased and imported. I just got a Euro girl and in the future we do intend to get another (years from now). I didn't find it all that easy locating a breeder nearby that was reputable for Euros so I may look into that next time.
     
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  11. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber


    We sent the deposit for Rumor through Western Union. Apparently there were a few glitches and it took forever for the breeder to get the money. When it was time for Rumor to come home and the balance was due, we looked for other options. We ended up going to our Credit Union and withdrawing a check (in euros) that we FedExed. It was the easiest, fastest and cheapest way.
     
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  12. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    Western Union was not bad. Except for non English speaking operator. I had to demand for a better English speaking operator! Was no other glitches and the breeder went to the WU office and received the money.
     
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  13. Oh Little Oji

    Oh Little Oji Formerly Tad Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Would something like PayPal work for making payment for importing a Dobe?
     
  14. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber



    I suppose it could. Probably depends on the breeder. Vera is pretty flexible and didn't mind at all that we had problems with WU. She also didn't care the we sent a check for the balance.





    Consider yourself lucky. Since we imported Rumor I've had several people contact me trying to import with major problems with WU. Some WU offices even flat out refused to do the transaction.
     
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  15. Jbald3

    Jbald3 New Member

     
  16. Jbald3

    Jbald3 New Member

    Hi, I am trying to import a puppy from Europe. The breeder is telling me, per airline regulations, that the puppy needs to have his adult teeth in before being shipped. The puppy is about 3.5 months right now. I’ve looked on google and some airlines, and I can’t find anything on that. Does anyone have experience in shipping puppies from Europe? Does this sound reasonable at all?
     
  17. Oh Little Oji

    Oh Little Oji Formerly Tad Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Hi there! I have not heard of that before. The puppy will not have its adult teeth until about somewhere in the 5 - 7 month range I think that we have some members on here who have imported well before that age. I bet some of them will reply tomorrow, as DCF members seem to go to bed a lot earlier than me. :sleep:
     
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  18. Jbald3

    Jbald3 New Member

    Thanks for the response
     
  19. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber


    I have never heard of that before. Maybe it depends on what country the pup is coming from?? I imported my girl from Serbia (Lipar Land) and she was ready to come home at 12 weeks.
     
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  20. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    What Airlines??? I can ask our breeder. She is in Romania.

    Didn't know airlines had requirements on age. Thought only the U.S. CDC does.
    4mo old. But at 4mo they will still have some baby teeth.


    Dogs | Bringing an Animal into U.S. | Importation | CDC

    https://www.cdc.gov/importation/bringing-an-animal-into-the-united...
    So the youngest that a puppy can be imported into the United States is 4 months old. ... Send any questions about importing ... The dog must be accompanied …

    Bringing a Dog into the United States

    CDC regulations require that dogs must be healthy to enter the United States. And with limited exceptions, dogs must be immunized against rabies and have a valid rabies vaccination certificate. These requirements apply equally to all dogs, including puppies and service animals.

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    rabies-free country, CDC does not require rabies vaccination. However, every state requires that dogs be vaccinated against rabies, and all pet dogs arriving in the state of Hawaii and the territory of Guam, even from the U.S. mainland, are subject to locally imposed quarantine requirements depending on their rabies vaccination status. Additional information can be found in the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control.[PDF – 13 pages]

    Dogs may be denied entry if they look like they are sick with a communicable disease or if proof of a valid rabies vaccination is not provided. If a dog appears to be sick at the port of entry, further examination by a licensed veterinarian at the dog owner’s expense might be required. See International Travel with Your Pet for more information.

    Proof of Rabies Vaccination
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    Rabies vaccination is required for all dogs entering the United States from a country where rabies is present. Puppies must not be vaccinated against rabies before they’re 3 months old. So the youngest that a puppy can be imported into the United States is 4 months old.

    Dogs that have never been vaccinated against rabies must be vaccinated at least 30 days before arrival. Adult dogs older than 15 months of age that previously received a rabies vaccination given no earlier than 3 months of age and that has since expired may be imported immediately after booster vaccination, without the need to wait 30 days.

    Dogs must be accompanied by a current, valid rabies vaccination certificate that includes the following information:

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    • Name and address of owner
    • Breed, sex, age, color, markings, and other identifying information for the dog
    • Date of rabies vaccination and vaccine product information
    • Date the vaccination expires
    • Name, license number, address, and signature of veterinarian who administered the vaccination
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    These requirements apply to all dogs, including service animals such as guide dogs for the blind.


    Crossing the Mexican or Canadian border with your dog?
    Download this poster in English and Spanish for more information about what you need to bring!

     

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