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Thread: New US Rules for Importing Dogs

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    Senior Member Erin Lynes's Avatar
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    Default New US Rules for Importing Dogs

    Have any of you guys seen this?

    http://www.cdc.gov/animalimportation/dogs.html

    A rule change that requires ALL dogs coming into the US to be vaccinated for rabies, which means that the youngest a dog can be imported is 4 months old (minimum 3 months of age for the rabies vx and then apparently a one month buffer).

    I called and apparently this is effective immediately?! although it was just posted to the CDC website yesterday. A real bummer for my US puppy buyers who already had flights booked to come and get their 8 week old puppies next month.
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    Okay - found this -effective August 9, 2014. http://www.cdc.gov/animalimportation...JlDxhsAo.email
    Erin Lynes
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    What if you drive to the border? They won't let you pass through with an 8 week old?

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    No. The rules have changed and they are requiring all dogs to be vaccinated with rabies, and have a 30 day waiting period, prior to entering the US, regardless of how they are transported. They suggest that there is an exemption process but I heard back from one of my puppy buyers this morning that they told her no to that, instead saying that she should plan to get her puppy at 4 months of age rather than 8 weeks (since the vaccine can not be administered prior to 3 months of age). Of course that complicates things further since a 4 month old lab pup can't fit under the seat of a plane and not every buyer is interested in paying for boarding or training on a puppy that they wanted to work with from scratch.

    This is a real bummer for buyers who were hoping to get a Canadian bred puppy, and for us Canadian breeders who regularly sell to US clients.
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    More government idiocy.
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    Of all the things to be frantically regulating... oh the risk of the 8 week old rabid pup! Good grief.
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    We can stop illegal puppies from crossing the borders. No treats for those pups without proper shots! People without proper docs? No problem... Come on in.
    Bill Davis

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    What a nightmare. Glad I smuggled my pup in five years ago, eh.

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    My wife has been talking to the CDC and their quarantine center in Minneapolis about this. The official effective date of this change is August 11,2014. (There were two different dates posted). The CDC will issue a mass notice of this change. Hope this helps.
    "Appears to have been a glitch or two." Sheriff Ed Tom Bell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erin Lynes View Post
    Of all the things to be frantically regulating... oh the risk of the 8 week old rabid pup! Good grief.
    soda pop out the nose.....
    thanks

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