We have a boarding kennels and breed Labradors and Springer Spaniels. We bought our first dogs over to France with us in 2008, and imported a Springer bitch from Finland last year, so are up to speed on this one. The following info is up to date.
1. The puppy must be vacinated against Rabies and have an up to date Pet passport.
2. The puppy does not need a blood test, and in any case this only used to apply to dogs going INTO the UK.
3. The puppy can not enter France until 3 weeks and 3 days after the Rabies jab. This does mean that a puppy from the UK is going to be over four months before it arrives in France, as Rabies jabs in the UK are not normally given until the puppy is three months old (eight weeks in some countries such as Finland).
Is this a pedigree puppy you are bringing in? If so is it a dog or bitch? Do you intend to breed or show?
These questions are relevant, as if you plan to breed you need to get the dog 'Confirmed'.
Remember you also need to get an Identity card, ideally within three weeks of arrival.
If you have any further questions contact us through ww.strathummel.com