Sunday, January 22, 2017


EU pet passport with rabies vaccinations - EU-...
EU pet passport with rabies vaccinations - EU-Heimtierausweis mit Tollwutimpfungen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pets require a passport when they travel from one country to another. The passport has official information about the animal in picture. Pet Travel Scheme or PETS, is a scheme which allows the easy obtainment of the pet passport with out going through quarantine. The animal can easily travel between member countries. Even the issue of passport is expedited through this scheme. They issue passport for even transport of pets. Some of the member countries are countries of the European Union along with the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom has been famous for rabies control in the past and that is the reason why they require six month quarantine period for imported animals. 

PETS’ scheme was introduced on October 1st, 2001. The scheme has also been rolled out in countries like the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Pets travelling to countries other than the member countries require a valid passport and rabies vaccination.    

The pet passport has multiple forms which are in a small blur booklet or on pink A4 sheet. The passport contains the tattoo number of the animal or a microchip. A certification too is included, which has information about the rabies vaccination, which is signed by a veterinary surgeon that is officially approved. People usually confuse the passport with a purple colored small folder which is a folder that has records of the pet’s complete vaccination history.  

Some countries accept this passport alone and others ask for supporting documentations relating to the procedure that needs to be followed. All the documents are checked at the time of boarding and upon arrival, too. The pet can only be taken as cargo or excess baggage and not as a checked baggage. 

There are different requirements for different countries. The rules also differ for import and export of the pets. But there are certain specifications which are common. The pet should have a microchip implant beneath the skin. The chip should be according to the ISOP specification. Also, there should be a rabies vaccination certification. And there should be a proof that the vaccination is working, this can be done by taking a blood serology test, which shows that the pet is presently rabies free. 

Some countries demand that the pet should be treated for fleas, tapeworms, and ticks. It should be done within forty eight hours. The government certifications are documents which have information about the export of the animal. A letter should also be taken from the vet from whom they confirm the pet’s fitness for travelling. Each individual carrier also has their set of regulations about the export and import of the animal. 

Before travelling, the owner should thoroughly research the regulations of the arrival and departure points. The destination’s government website should be checked out because some countries ask for separate certificates for proof, to see whether the pet meets their requirements or not. The county’s consulate should also be contacted for details about the formal procedures. The travel crate should also be approved prior to the travel. The crate should have the appropriate food and water containers.

The owner can apply for the pet’s passport soon after it gets the vaccination certificate. If the rabies vaccination is out of date, the new vaccination must be given, but this will delay the passport procedure. In some cases, booster vaccination can also be given. While travelling, the pet shouldn’t be sedated, because heights can have an adverse affect on medication. Even most of the carriers do not allow sedated animals. The charges of every carrier vary on the type and size of the animal. Also, animals might not be taken by a particular route because of adverse temperatures as that can risk the health of the animal. The authorized travel route must be taken, in this case. 

If the required documents are missing the pet will be refused entry o the owner will be asked to put the pet for at least six months in quarantine

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Unique Characteristics Of The BICHON FRISE Breed

Bichons are a very popular dog breed to those who are allergy sufferers because they are one of many Hypoallergenic dogs. If you are interested in other dogs that are great for those who suffer with allergies, the following is a list of a number of Hypoallergenic dogs. This list is not exhaustive. However, you can easily research the many other Hypoallergenic breeds on the internet.

Non-Sporting Group
Non-Sporting Group (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) The Schnauzer
2) Yorkshire Terrier
3) Bedlington Terrier
4) Shih Tzu
5) Basenji
6) Chinese Crested
7) Samoyed
8) Italian Greyhound
9) Poodle
10) Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican Hairless)

Your Bichon Frise is unique and has a personality all his or her own. Even so, just as there are general guidelines for taking care of a baby, here are a few basic similarities in this particular breed that most Bichons will exhibit:

  • They do not like to be left alone for long periods. A Bichon left alone for more than a few hours on a regular basis can develop separation anxiety, which could mean chewed shoes!

  • Bichons can be hard to house-break. Be sure to stock up on puppy pads, plenty of paper towels, and patience. A kennel can help, too.

  • They love attention. Expect to see those two sparkling eyes and nose up-close often. It's a good thing Bichon Frise dogs do not shed, or you would likely be covered in white hair.

  • They are watchdogs, and will be kind enough to alert you to any guests, mail men, paper boys, visiting squirrels, and unique cloud formations.

  • There is a lot of home grooming needed so your Bichon Frise looks, and feels velvety soft. If you are not able to brush his or her coat out once a day, it should be done at least twice a week. Otherwise, the coat will become matted and tangled. 

  • Professional grooming visits are highly suggested every four or five weeks. Consider it a spa day for your pup. 

  • Bichons can be stubborn, but they are known to respond very well to training; especially when treats are involved.

  • Your Bichon Frise is a lively entertainer. They love to learn new tricks and show them off. Consider taking the time to teach them a few and don't forget those treats!

  • If you are interested in purchasing a Bichon Frise, it is always best to purchase your Bichon from a reputable breeder. The American Kennel Club is a great resource for finding one. A lot of how your puppy responds to you depends on how they've been treated before they arrive in your home. No animal acts out without reason and Bichons are not any different. If they are withdrawn and/or edgy there is most certainly a reason why. The American Kennel Club has specific standards for breeders they recommend. Starting your breeder search at their website would be a great place to start in finding your Bichon or any other breed.

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    SIBERIAN HUSKY - Information For Breeders And Buyers

    The Siberian Husky is a purebred dog recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as a breed in 1930. The Siberian Husky is a descendent of the "Eskimo dog," or sled dog, and is also a member of the larger Spitz group of dogs which derived from the Arctic. It's Spitz relatives include the Chow Chow and Pomeranian. It's Eskimo dog relatives include the Alaskan Malamute and the Samoyed. The Siberian Husky has traits of both groups including the high-set, triangular ears and curled, furry tail of the Spitz and the thick, double coat of insulating fur and overall wolf-like appearance of the Eskimo dog and other huskies.

    Siberian Husky
    Siberian Husky - Photo by Marlin2121 
    Siberian Huskies were brought to Alaska in 1909 to participate in sledding competitions. Their endurance and intelligence helped the husky win many sled races. This dog breed is more commonly used in American Kennel Club competition than sledding races today, but the traits needed to pull sleds are still the characteristics needed to win.

    The behavioral traits common to Siberian Huskies can be problematic for the wrong owner. Like wolves, Siberian Huskies howl. This excessive howling can come as a surprise to an unsuspecting owner. Huskies are independent, stubborn, energetic, pack animals that require specific care and training to maintain their happiness and health. Siberian Husky breeders will not sell puppies to owners who are not educated about the breed. This is because there are a disproportionate number of huskies sitting in shelters and rescue centers because their uneducated owners wanted a beautiful dog but failed to research the behavioral characteristics of the breed. Siberian Huskies are considered one of the top elevem dogs that increase homeowner's insurance due to their tendency to escape and run. Other "bad" dogs on this list include Rottweilers and Pit Bulls.

    Siberian Huskies, like wolves, have a pack mentality and are unhappy and bored without constant interaction with either humans or other dogs. They require adequate room to run and will become destructive if tied up or cooped up in a pen. They have a lot of fur and, thus, a lot of fur to shed. Potential owners must know how to care for their husky before buying.
    Siberian Husky breeders will not sell purebred huskies to just anyone. In fact, breeders may have more questions for potential buyers than buyers have for the breeders. Because of the high incidence of abandonment of this breed, breeders will want to ensure potential owners are a good match for a Siberian Husky.

    To find reputable Siberian Husky breeders, it is important to make sure they live in a cool climate as huskies are made for cold weather and can suffer heatstroke in high temperatures. Other traits to look for in a good breeder include the following: the breeder maintains their own kennels, their huskies have received appropriate medical screening and immunizations, the breeder does not breed huskies with known medical conditions or behavioral problems, they do not sell to pet stores or pet brokers, the kennels are clean and meet huskies' training and social needs, they are experts on the breed and affiliated with purebred rescue centers, they have good references such as the AKC (American Kennel Club), they interview buyers to ensure they are a good match and they are willing and able to provide Siberian Husky information.

      Andrew Preston is a dog lover who is familiar with Siberian Husky breeders, and has experience raising Samoyeds, which are close Husky relatives. Siberian Husky breeders should educate potential owners about the wolf-like behavioral traits of this beautiful breed. This article provides general Siberian Husky information and information about locating reputable Siberian Husky breeders.

      Article Source: EzineArticles


    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    TOY POODLE Puppy - Puppies of the World

    Toy Poodle Puppy - Puppies of the World

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    YORKIEPOO Breed Information

    The Yorkiepoo is a designer dog that was bred by crossing the Yorkshire terrier with the miniature or a toy poodle. There are well known for being one of the few varieties of hypoallergenic dogs and are not recognized by most kennel clubs. The Yorkiepoo was originally trained to be a trainable lap dog.

    It takes on both the characteristics of their parent breeds.

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    The Yorkiepoo was developed by crossing the Yorkshire terrier with the toy poodle. Many breeders are also now crossing the Yorkshire terrier with the miniature poodle as well. This creates a wide variation in sizes and weights of the Yorkiepoo. Those breeders that are truly dedicated to creating a new breed of dog will only breed toy poodles with Yorkshire terriers. This practice will eventually result in a more reliable size in addition to weight limit for this cross breed dog.

    Yorkiepoos should be fed a diet of high quality Kibble. Unfortunately they can be rather picky eaters. A tiny amount of canned food can be mixed in with their dog food in an effort to get them to eat. Without eating dry dog food the Yorkiepoo can suffer from gum disease, tooth loss and bad breath.

    This is a very easily trainable dog as they are incredibly eager to please their owners. Positive training methods should be used with this dog as rewards like food will be highly effective in training this breed. You need to be careful though to not get to use to feeding them treats when you're trying to train them as you do not want your dog to become obese. This breed can quickly learn basic commands and can even learn fun tricks like crawl or play dead. They are incredibly enthusiastic to entertain so they will be very willing to learn what you want to teach them. This hybrid dog has been used in dog sports like agility and is also a therapy dog.

    Yorkiepoos should range and weights from between 5 to 12 pounds and need to stand between 7 to 10 inches tall.

    The Yorkiepoo is a very lively dog that attaches quickly to their family. This hybrid dog is extremely affectionate and loves to be with their people. This is not a breed that does well being left alone in a crate or by themselves for long periods of time. If they are left alone for long periods of time they will tend to bark excessively and other behavioral issues. They would do best to be with the family that can spend a lot of time with them. They are very friendly so they will not make good watchdogs as they will happily great everyone that comes into their house.