The Scottish Kennel Club

The pet passport has been running for some time now and this has allowed the importation of new blood lines to the UK.  It has also allowed us to enter our dogs at European shows as well as simply taking pets on holiday.

There has also been a rise in exhibitors coming to our shows from other countries which makes for healthy competition for all.

Nothing much has changed sPet Passportince the beginning of the Pet Passport apart from more routes taking dogs.  There are now many more airlines and shipping routes taking part in the scheme.

Good News from DEFRA;  New rules mean it will be easier and cheaper to travel abroad with pets.  The table below details the rules at a quick glance.  Please click on the following link for further details; 

http://www.defra.gov.uk/news/2011/06/30/new-rules-pet-passports/

 

What has to be done

Now

From 1 January 2012

Microchip

Yes

Yes

Rabies vaccination

Yes

Yes

Documentation (pet passport or third country certificate)

Yes

Yes

Blood test (dogs and cats)

Yes

No

Pre-entry waiting period

Yes

Yes

Length of waiting period before entry to the UK

6 months from date  sample taken for blood test

21 days after vaccination against rabies

Tick treatment

Yes (24-48 hours before embarkation)

No

Tapeworm treatment

Yes (as for ticks)

Under consideration at European level

 

 

 

Entry rules for pets entering the UK from unlisted non-EU countries:

 

What has to be done

Now

From 1 January 2012

Microchip

All pets from unlisted third countries are licensed into quarantine for 6 months and vaccinated against rabies on arrival

Yes

Rabies vaccination

Yes

Blood test

Yes.  Blood sample taken at least 30 days after vaccination.

Documentation ( third country certificate)

Yes

Pre-entry waiting period

Yes

Length of waiting period before entry to the UK

3 months after blood sample date

Tick treatment

No

Tapeworm treatment

Under consideration at European level

 

Up to date information including new operators in the pet passport scheme is available from the DEFRA site.  http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/TravellingAbroad/BeforeYouTravel/DG_4000019

SHOWING YOUR DOG IN THE UK

Anyone outside the UK who is interested in showing a dog at a UK dog show must first apply to the Kennel Club for an Authority To Compete (ATC) number which must then be stated on the Show entry form - entries from outside the UK cannot be accepted without this.
An application form for an ATC can be downloaded direct from the Kennel Club using this link.
http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=2757


A Standard EU Passport must be obtained from your Veterinary Surgeon and completed with all details of the dog, i.e. Microchip Number, Rabies details with Blood Test Date, up to date Rabies vaccination and details of flea and tick treatment with date and time given.


Here are some guidelines on timing for taking your dog overseas:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/news/2011/06/30/new-rules-pet-passports/

List of dog friendly hotels (PDF)

 



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