We have recently received a letter from Petra, a Happy
Miniature Bull Terrier owner in the United Arab Emirates and we think her
experience will help many of you out there searching for that special puppy of
She starts her letter: “I have received the puppy and
all went well. I must say that I am very happy with my choice.” Her puppy is indeed
very good looking and confident which you can tell just by looking at her face.
Petra continues: “I have always gone
directly to breeder to purchase my dogs because I wanted to see where they come
from, how the parents are kept and how well the puppies are socialized.”
It is perfectly reasonable from anyone looking to buy a
puppy to want to visit the breeder in person, see the parents, the environment
and of course, the puppy itself. However, the traditional way of selecting and
purchasing a puppy is not an option for everyone:
because I live in the UAE and I have little time to look for breeders with available
puppies in my short summer holiday, I had to rely on strangers like you to do
the leg work for me.”
That’s where Euro Puppy comes in. We visit the breeders
personally, photograph their puppies, give them a good health check and will
only recommend the ones to you that meet the standard. If you want to save yourself
the “leg work” as Petra says, we are here to help.
must admit that I had my doubts buying an animal from the internet. I was a
little worried that I was purchasing a dog from horrible breeding facilities
where the bitches are covered over and over again to make maximum profits. I
worried that the puppies were not well kept and psychologically disturbed.”
If you have ever attempted to import a dog to the UK or to simply travel with
your own, you know what a nuisance it is. According to our unofficial sources,
the entry rules for pets entering the UK are about to change finally.
At the moment your dog needs to be at least 9 months of age to enter the UK
under the Pets Travel Scheme. Young puppies need to spend the first six months
of their lives – the best period for bonding and training – in quarantine just
to make sure that the required vaccinations are effective and the puppy does
not carry any infectious diseases.
What’s happening is that the UK is falling in line with the rest of EU. Pet dogs and cats from the EU and listed third countries (see pdf below) entering the UK from 1st January 2012 will require the following: