EU tightens its regulations regarding import and transport of dogs in Europe.

It is expected that the draft will be ready around 1. February 2014, and come into force on 29. December 2014.

The Norwegian veterinary authorities were in meeting with SCoFCAH (Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health) in Brussels 7 – 8. November, and announced that the new law severely will restrict the transport of stray dogs in Europe.

This is the information from the Norwegian veterinary authorities: The commercial regulations will be interpreted in the same way as in Norway. This means that people must be registered and approved as importers to take dogs in foster and rehome them. (In Norway people are rejected when they try to register as importers of dogs from Romania.) Transport of dogs from Romania and Bulgaria will be subjected to the same strict regulations as the transport of dogs from third countries. This involves 120 days quarantine and serological test to determine antibody levels following rabies vaccine. Stray dogs will not be defined as pets, they will be regarded as “wild”. What this will mean in terms of the new law, is uncertain. There is also a suggestion that only dogs bred by an owner will meet the requirements of the new law. The intention is to make it extremely difficult to transport stray dogs across the borders in Europe. We can only hope that this will not be the final version of the law, but anyway it is important to pass on the information to people, groups and organisations, and send input to SCoFCAH – so our voices also may have a chance to be heard. Please act quickly!

Originally posted by Jenny Rolness on Facebook

7 thoughts on “EU tightens its regulations regarding import and transport of dogs in Europe.

  1. brigitte

    Before they do something like that why don´t they getting each country to start a sterilisation program.We all know that there are too many dogs.The answer is that simple,less puppies born,less dogs on the street.Our moto is prevention is better than cure.

  2. Ryieznah

    hey there! checked out your webtsie and am very interested in your assistance. We have a year old lab X greyhound (so we found out afterwards!) and all in all he is an amazing dog, we got him at 8 weeks and he has been around our daughter who had just turned 3 and is amazing with her she lays on him..pushes him is kind of in an agressive stage right now and we try really hard to stress to her NOT to be like that lol but anyways he has never growled, snapped, bit or snarled at her..or anyone for that matter.. he is a very loving and affectionate, licky/kissy dog.however, we have a baby on the way, and my husband was just called into the military and will be going away for quite a while. Bentley(dog) seems to listen to my husband more than me they are BFFS. And Bentley has and always has had an issue with jumping up, and pawing at people lol not aggressively but its still super frustrating, and we are concerned with the baby on the way and such and just want to get him under control while hes still young.Let me know what you think and We’d love to meet!

  3. Chris Marshall

    That will be the Galgo in him! Both ours do that when excited, wanting to play. They do it less as they get older but is one of those things just have to live with and keep an eye on.

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