We provide a worldwide export service where the rules and regulations regarding the movement of animals makes this safe and logistically possible. The UK is a rabies-free country meaning it can be easier to import a puppy from us compared with other countries, but this is not always the case. As a general rule, if your country’s rules and regulations on importation of puppies/dogs allows a puppy to be imported between 8 and 10 weeks old, we will probably be able to work with you.
The rules and regulations change frequently but right now, we believe the countries we can export to easily within Europe are:
Some countries require the puppy to have a rabies vaccine and then wait for 21 days before they are allowed to travel and enter the country. Unfortunately, we are not able to export to these countries. We place our puppies with their forever families at 8 weeks old. The rabies vaccine cannot be administered until the puppy is 12 weeks old and then there is a 3 week wait before the puppy can travel. We do not have the time or resources to provide the care and attention required by a puppy for an additional 7 weeks. This is a key time when puppies really need to have lots of one-to-one socialisation, training and bonding with their forever families.
We sometimes export puppies to other countries outside of Europe provided that the country’s rules and regulations on importation of puppies/dogs allows a puppy to be imported from the UK between 8 and 10 weeks old.
The rules and regulations change frequently but right now, we believe the countries we cannot export to within Europe due to the requirement of a rabies vaccine are:
Some airlines allow puppies to travel in the cabin of the aeroplane with their owner. This is usually a more positive experience for the puppy, and is usually a lot less expensive too! Check with your airlines if this is a service that they offer. We can arrange for your puppy to fly from Edinburgh airport to your closest international airport that accepts live animals. We use an agency to book and coordinate transport. The agency will invoice you directly for this but we can obtain a quotation on your behalf. This is usually more expensive than travelling with your puppy in the cabin and sometimes also requires additional veterinary work in advance.
When a Lomond Hills puppy makes his new home overseas, there are typically some additional expenses over and above the purchase price of your puppy. Here are some ESTIMATED costs which can vary: