Are you looking for a Whoodle puppy in the United Kingdom?
Well, you might have a difficult time finding one. The lack of Whoodle breeders in the UK doesn’t make it easy.
But, there maybe another option for you! Keep reading to learn about Whoodle pups in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Are there Whoodle breeders in the United Kingdom?
Unfortunately, no. I tried my best to locate a Whoodle breeder in the UK but I had no luck. It appears that there was a litter of Whoodles that popped up a few years ago…
Other than that, I am fairly confident there is not a dedicated Whoodle breeder in the UK. I’m surprised because there are other Doodle breeders in England such as Goldendoodles, Newfypoos, etc.
However, I think in due time we will see some Whoodle breeders pop up since Whoodles have become such a popular dog.
You’re probably wondering are you completely out of luck? I do have one option for you that is kind of crazy…
If you live in the United Kingdom and really want a Whoodle, then you could import one from the United States.
There are TONS of Whoodle breeders in the US. The hardest part would be the transportation and legal requirements that you would need to follow.
If you’re interested in this possibility, the next section covers that process briefly. If you’re not interested in that (I understand), then let’s hope someone starts breeding Whoodles in the UK soon!
How to bring a Whoodle to the UK
It is crucial to familiarize yourself with the UK’s pet import requirements for your dog.
This includes microchipping, obtaining a pet passport or health certificate, and ensuring your pet is up-to-date with rabies vaccinations.
Meeting these requirements will make your dog’s entry into the UK a breeze and allow you both to start enjoying your time in the captivating United Kingdom.
Throughout the rest of this article, we will delve deeper into each phase of the process, from contacting airlines and reserving travel accommodations to working with your veterinarian to obtain the necessary health documentation.
Preparation and Requirements
Bringing your dog from the United States to the United Kingdom can be an exciting experience!
There are a few requirements you’ll need to complete before your journey to ensure their safety and to comply with the UK’s regulations.
First and foremost, your pet must have a valid microchip for identification purposes.
Make sure your dog has an ISO-compliant microchip implanted by a veterinarian.
This chip will need to be implanted before any vaccinations are administered.
After your dog is microchipped, they must receive a rabies vaccination.
This vaccination must occur on the same day or after the microchip implantation, as any vaccination before microchipping is invalid.
Your dog must be at least 15 weeks old and have the vaccination administered more than 21 days before entering the UK.
If your dog is traveling to England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland, you’ll need to have them treated for tapeworm (with a product containing praziquantel) by a USDA accredited veterinarian.
You must have this treatment completed no fewer than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours before your dog’s scheduled arrival in the UK.
Health Certificate and Documentation
Visitors from the United States should obtain an international health certificate from a licensed veterinarian.
This health certificate must be completed within ten days of travel, and it must include information about your pet’s microchip, rabies vaccination, and tapeworm treatment (if applicable).
It is crucial to have this health certificate endorsed/stamped by the USDA’s Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) or a USDA accredited veterinarian.
You can either use the VEHCS for electronic submission or mail the documents for a manual endorsement.
Remember to allocate enough time for this process and make arrangements for payment of endorsement fees, if applicable.
Before your departure, make sure you have the following documents ready:
- A pet passport or an EU health certificate for your dog
- Proof of your dog’s microchip implantation date
- Vaccination records, including the rabies vaccine
- Proof of tapeworm treatment, if applicable
- A signed declaration stating that your dog is not being imported for commercial reasons
- Any required additional documents depending on your destination airport in the UK
By following these guidelines and working closely with your veterinarian, you can successfully prepare your dog for their journey from the United States to the United Kingdom.
Air Travel with Your Whoodle
When planning to bring your dog from the United States to the United Kingdom, your first step is choosing an airline with a pet-friendly policy.
Some airlines allow small dogs and cats to travel in the cabin if they fit in a special carrier under the seat, while others may transport pets as cargo in a heated and ventilated hold.
Check the pet policy, fees, and requirements for airlines you’re considering to make the best choice for you and your furry friend.
To successfully import your dog into the UK, make sure:
- Your dog has a valid pet passport or a Great Britain pet health certificate, issued no more than 10 days before the travel date. This official document confirms that your dog has been examined and vaccinated accordingly.
- Your dog is microchipped, as it is a mandatory requirement to enter the UK. An ISO-compatible microchip must be implanted by your veterinarian prior to the issuance of the pet passport or health certificate.
- Your pet is up-to-date with all required vaccinations, including a rabies vaccination. Your dog needs to be vaccinated against rabies at least 21 days prior to their entrance into the UK.
- Choose an authorized carrier and approved route to enter the UK.
- You must follow the regulations set forth by the UK government, which include providing documentation of your pet’s vaccinations and health certificates to the carrier.
- Upon arrival in the UK, your dog may need to undergo a period of quarantine, depending on the country of origin:
- For most dogs entering the UK from the United States, a full quarantine period is not required as long as they meet all of the entry requirements. However, be prepared for possible inspections and spot checks by authorities.
- In some cases, dogs may need to stay quarantined at an authorized premises for up to four months. This might be necessary if your dog has spent time in a high-risk country or has an incomplete or invalid set of vaccinations and documentation.
In summary, coordinating with your veterinarian, obtaining necessary documentation, and adhering to import regulations will help ensure that your Whoodle pup enjoys a smooth and stress-free entry into the United Kingdom.