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Old 01-11-2015, 23:45   #4
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All dogs from non-rabies free countries must be a minimum of 120 days old before import to the USA according to the federal Center for Disease Control (CDC). Currently the following European countries are considered rabies-free:

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Corsica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway (except Svalbard), Portugal, Spain (except Ceuta and Melilla), Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Meaning that puppies may be imported from these listed countries whenever they are eligible to fly (most airlines 8-10 weeks).

Still, the geographic origin of a puppy should probably be a secondary consideration to the quality of the parents you seek. the age limitations are workable with a reasonable breeder.

Btw- all litters listed on at least have the minimal health testing and don't involve dogs from former or current mix-breeders or pedigrees that contain dogs bred during mix-breeding periods.

Perhaps the best way forward may be to look at some litters, then inquire with fanciers, owners, and breeders about a specific litter vs a breeder in general. Good litters may come from a random one-off breeder, and a long time breeder may consistently breed litters that are not really interesting to anyone but a casual buyer.
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