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Old 07-09-2008, 11:16   #1
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Sweden, Norway and Med - Dog Regluations

Hi everyone:
My husband and I really want to bring a dog with us on our circumnavigation. A mid-sized dog 30lbs top. But we are unsure of the regulations about bringing dogs on shore in Sweden, Norway and countries in the Med. We are Canadian and would bring a Canadian registered dog.

Anyone have any experience with Customs, immigration and regulations on dogs?

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Old 07-09-2008, 11:39   #2
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Hi everyone:
My husband and I really want to bring a dog with us on our circumnavigation. A mid-sized dog 30lbs top. But we are unsure of the regulations about bringing dogs on shore in Sweden, Norway and countries in the Med. We are Canadian and would bring a Canadian registered dog.

Anyone have any experience with Customs, immigration and regulations on dogs?

Many thanks
Meaf
I can check that in a day or two...
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Old 07-09-2008, 16:28   #3
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Hi everyone:
My husband and I really want to bring a dog with us on our circumnavigation. A mid-sized dog 30lbs top. But we are unsure of the regulations about bringing dogs on shore in Sweden, Norway and countries in the Med. We are Canadian and would bring a Canadian registered dog.

Anyone have any experience with Customs, immigration and regulations on dogs?

Many thanks
Meaf

For Sweden have a look here: Jordbruksverket - Jordbruksverket [NS4 version]


Google "pet passport" for UK and Ireland legislation.

Hope this helps

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Old 07-09-2008, 17:01   #4
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Islands are where you'll have a problem if they are rabies free. Oz, Kiwi land, GB all have had pretty serious dog visiting laws. Places on a continent typically have rabies and aren't much of a problem. Of course, check with the countries involved so you can meet their vaccination requirements.

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thanks everyone for the great information - Meaf!
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Assuming this isn't too late, here's what we've learned from experience:

  • Although no one pays much attention to it in our experience, you do need a bilingual EU health certificate for entry into the EU. We weren't sure how it was going to work, so we had the vet do it in Portguese/English, French/English, and Dutch/English. Here's a link to the rules including information and sites for downloading the forms: EUROPA - Animal Health & Welfare - Live Animals - Pets and non-commercial
  • You can get an EU pet passport for your North American pet. That makes some steps easier. We got ours in the Netherlands.
  • If you get your pet micro-chipped in NA (we're from the US), be sure that the chip can be read in the EU. I don't have the details, but you can Google it. We didn't, so our dog now has two chips.
  • The pet must be chipped with an EU-approved chip before the rabies vaccination.
  • The Fort Dodge rabies vaccine that is commonly used in the States isn't recognized in the EU. So for the EU pet passport, we had to start over. Be sure to take that into consideration on the timing for the titer test for Norway/Sweden.
  • The titer test for Norway/Sweden can't be less than 120 days after the vaccination.
  • The titer test for the UK must be six months in advance of entry into the UK. (Due to timing differences, our dog will have to have two titer tests.)
It's all kind of a hassle, but we think it's worth it. By the way, from the Azores we sailed to Cherbourg, France, because we weren't yet ready to do the UK entry. This summer I'll be flying with our dog from Oslo to Manchester (an approved route) in order to meet the boat again in Scotland.
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Re: Sweden, Norway and Med - Dog Regluations

Pet chip : the approved chip is an ISO 15 digit chip.

Most vets in the US use the 9 or 10 digit chip which can not be read by European scanners.

Chips inserted at pet stores are the US chips.

There are cases where a pet was brought in with the US chip, but the owners had to bring with them their own scanner. I wouldn't do that.

Get the ISO chip.

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Here's a link I don't think has been posted before :
http://www.pettravel.com/passports_pet_microchip.cfm
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