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Buying a dog from russia

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Stacey leigh Beer, May 29, 2018.


  1. Stacey leigh Beer

    Stacey leigh Beer PetForums Newbie

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    Hello, I'm currently speaking to a Russian lady about a blue chow chow since I have found them hard to come across in the UK. But she dont understand me to well.

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me about shipping process from Russia to the UK?

    She seems extremely legit she's friends with breeders all over the world and her dogs look healthy and happy.
     
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    lullabydream PetForums VIP

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    What health tests does she carry out? That's more important than photos showing snapshots of dogs.
     
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    Rafa PetForums VIP

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    Whereabouts are you?

    There are two litters currently on the Champdogs Website, one in Liverpool and one in London. Both litters from health tested Parents.
     
  4. Stacey leigh Beer

    Stacey leigh Beer PetForums Newbie

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    She does hip and elbow she shows pics of certificates. I'm not sure about eyes though.

    It's just confusing about the price I ask but she just tells me shipping price because I don't think she understands.

    I am on a waiting list that may have a blue puppy born in the uk but it's no guarantee and I think they might be over charging. I'm looking for a blue female and I have been looking for a long time.
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Sounds risky to me.
     
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    labradrk PetForums VIP

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    Seems like a lot of effort just because you want a dog of a particular colour?
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    How can you truly know this pup won’t be from a puppy farm?

    :(
     
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  8. BlueJay

    BlueJay Made of bones

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    Even if UK breeders are "overcharging", surely that'd still be cheaper than buying and importing from abroad?
     
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  9. Stacey leigh Beer

    Stacey leigh Beer PetForums Newbie

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    It's strict rules for importing they have to be 5 months old and rabies vaccinated and vet checked in both countries.
     
  10. Zaros

    Zaros Pet Forums, P/resident Evil

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    Where in Russia are these dogs? :Watching
     
  11. Stacey leigh Beer

    Stacey leigh Beer PetForums Newbie

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    I am being charged £3400 UK. It feels like all they want is money they don't care who I am they'd happily just hand me a dog. They have asked me no questions.

    If I got a dog from serbia from another breeder who is well-known and shows a lot it is £2800 that's with shipping
     
  12. Stacey leigh Beer

    Stacey leigh Beer PetForums Newbie

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    Irbit I think.
     
  13. BlueJay

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    Does it poop gold?! Come with a PhD??! Holy heck.
     
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    Stacey leigh Beer PetForums Newbie

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    I love all animals of all colours but ever since I saw one I have just been in love. I also want to consider showing but I got a lot of anxiety.
     
  15. Lurcherlad

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    With so much money to make, scammers will find a way to dupe people.

    We’re told never to buy a puppy without seeing it with the mother and where it lives, etc. Not possible in this way.

    I wouldn’t touch with a barge pole tbh
     
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  16. Zaros

    Zaros Pet Forums, P/resident Evil

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    So you won't be visiting to see the parents any time soon then?o_O
     
  17. ErsatzNihilist

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    In Soviet Russia, dog owns you.
     
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    Honestly, however much you think you want one of these puppies, please don't.
    Do you contact this lady by email?
    Will she want paying via Western Union?
    What will you do if you pay for a puppy and don't get it?
    I think this sounds so full of loopholes that it's really risky.
    I would wait for a UK puppy, or just accept I can't have what I want.
     
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    This isn’t a personal remark, but I really don’t see why a tiny puppy, just separated from its canine family, should endure the stress and possible fear that surely comes with travelling halfway across the world. I know nothing about importing/exporting puppies, so correct me if I’m wrong, but it just seems crazy to me that humans are so desperate for a specific “type” of dog that they’d go to this length (not to say expense) to get it. Surely this system is just asking to be exploited by puppy farmers etc — who couldn’t give a t*ss about where their “export goods” (might as well be a ridiculously expensive tin of beans) end up, as long as they get their cash?
     
  20. Rafa

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    There are some very reputable Breeders who will let a pup go to another Country.

    I did it myself.
     
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