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sinner
17-01-2015, 22:29
Right guys, as some may know I got a wee dug few month ago....
Ok I am getting his passport next month, I want to take him with me in April over to france, Germany.

When I take him on ferry does he have to stay in van? Not sure what ferry to get yet.
Not doing the tunnel.

Newcastel - Amsterdam
Hull - zeebruger
Dover - calise

Apart from the passport and getting him wormed on way back, is there anything else or any thing I should know?

Many thanks

Alan & Dug

runnach
17-01-2015, 22:35
Couple I know, now use tunnel. For long haul ferry, dog has to remain in MH, which stressed all of them out.

Which is why I started a thread for info on tunnel. Be good to see what others have to say.

Cheers.

sinner
17-01-2015, 22:45
Tunnle is far to much dearer than ferry mate, if I am driving down to that end i am doing the ferry lol 45 ferry can't moan at that price (but I will) lol

runnach
17-01-2015, 22:53
Tunnle is far to much dearer than ferry mate, if I am driving down to that end i am doing the ferry lol 45 ferry can't moan at that price (but I will) lol

Depends which one mate, long haul being an over night type journey on ferry. I am really keen to see what others have to say?

sinner
17-01-2015, 23:00
Dover calise is 45 single

I think Newcastle is 200 there abouts but I would not like to leave pup in the van for that length o time

Neckender
17-01-2015, 23:37
Check the DEFRA web site for info about travelling with your dog, as the rules used to be that when your dog got it's passport you can travel abroad, but you can't come back to Britain until 6 months have passed and after the 6 months you can come and go as you please with your dog, so check your return date because if it's under 6 months your dog will have to go into quarantine. Jut check the DEFRA web site. We travel regularly with our Jack Russell..

John. :dog:

RoaminRog
17-01-2015, 23:45
We always go Dover - Calais/Boulogne which is about one and a half hours each way. Scruffbag stays in the MH and is perfectly happy for the crossing. If it is your first time with your dog it might be wise to pop to your vets and ask to play with the chip reader, just so you can check to make sure that your dogs chip has not migrated, and when you get to Border Control you can zap straight onto it, and not spend ages looking for it and looking like a proper pillock.
Happy travels,
Rog.

RoaminRog
17-01-2015, 23:47
Check the DEFRA web site for info about travelling with your dog, as the rules used to be that when your dog got it's passport you can travel abroad, but you can't come back to Britain until 6 months have passed and after the 6 months you can come and go as you please with your dog, so check your return date because if it's under 6 months your dog will have to go into quarantine. Jut check the DEFRA web site. We travel regularly with our Jack Russell..

John. :dog:

This does not apply anymore John.
Regards Rog

Risky
18-01-2015, 06:45
We travel a fair bit and Dougal is happy in van for the short time from Dover/Calais or Dunkirk. All dogs are different and some may not be as chilled out as our little fella is.
As for returning it's all pretty simple. Take to a vets a day or so, minimum 24 hours I believe and no more than 5 days to pass after that visit before you get back to UK.
Make sure that the vet signs and stamps the passport AND signs the page that states the pet is fit to travel.

Sharon the Cat
18-01-2015, 13:08
Rules for Germany not quite the same as France, depends how long you are there for.
https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad/overview

Tezza33
18-01-2015, 14:29
Rules for Germany not quite the same as France, depends how long you are there for.
https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad/overviewWhat are the different rules for Germany Sharon?, I know you have to have the dog secure in the van when travelling either in a harness or a cage but I don't know any others:rolleyes2:

I always travel Dover/Calais, you can ask to go down and see your dog is OK half way over and somebody will escort you down to check, I once set up a webcam to watch my dogs when on the Ferry, the only time they were not asleep is when I checked on them so I have never done that since

Ironjaws
18-01-2015, 19:51
Our friend and dog trainer has said that its better not to check the dogs under these circumstances. It only disturbs them as they have no concept of time passing. We did on occasions with our older dog but no longer do so. If only we didn't live so far from the tunnel we'd use it everytime. No fuss and you and the dog are together all the time.

More expensive but Brittany Ferries have a sailing from Portsmouth to Le Havre where you can take the dog into your cabin or Portsmouth to St Malo where they have kennels which you can visit whenever you want and walk the dog on a designated deck area.

Not usually a problem on a short crossing to stay in the car

alcam
18-01-2015, 21:54
Check out where you can take your dog in the different countries . In France you can virtually take your dog anywhere bars , cafes , restaurants etc . Italy mostly the same , on trains if its a large dog they must have a muzzle . Spain you are not allowed in any bars or on public transport . Others on here may have information about other countries


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