We have 2 rescue dogs, 1 with a Spanish EU pet passport (issued July 2019) and the other with a Romanian EU pet passport (issued March 2019). We have adopted both dogs in the UK and now need to change the owner details into our own; one problem which I hope somebody can give me some clarification on is:
My UK vet says when we change the ownership details, the current passports will be invalid and we need to have new UK ones and a Animal Health Certifcate (depending on Brexit or not), because the dogs will become English. My understanding was the passport belongs to the dogs and are valid for life until they are full and need replacing and is not based on where we live. Our problem is we are due to relocate from the UK to France in January 2020 and if we need to have new passports now because we live in the UK then again when we move in 3 months time it sounds silly.
Has anybody else heard of this? I have checked the Defra website and from what I am reading it states if a passport has been issued by another EU country the passport is still valid and to enter into the UK that is acceptable so long as we have the tapeworm treatment. If there is a no deal brexit we need to have a successful rabies antibody blood test result.
Please can anybody help me over this matter?