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    hi just wondering what the quarentine time and laws are as i have a pitbull and need to know if i can bring him over as well

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    If you're from the States or Canada, quarantine is 30 days. I don't believe there is one for the UK. If you are from the States, you need to start fulfilling the vaccination requirements about 7 months in advance. That's because your animal will need a rabies vaccination no more than one year before going over, then they need a serum test after 3 weeks, then another at 6 months. All the other vaccine & test requirements are much shorter.

    I got info from the MAF website, and it's quite a packet. I went through it all, highlighted important items and made a timeline for our vet.
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    Hi - read this. I think you will find that American Pitbulls are not allowed into NZ. It also lists what needs to be done to import your dog from USA.

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    I forgot about the pitbull ban. I just read "dog".
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    The following four breeds CANNOT be imported into New Zealand:

    American Pit Bull Terrier.
    Dogo Argentina.
    Brazilan Fila.
    Japanese Tosa.

    Other breeds or types of dogs can be added to the list of restricted dogs, but only after an Order in Council is agreed by Parliment.
    Before recommending such an Order the Minister of Local Government is required to consult with local government, animal welfare organisations, dog clubs and veterinary practices as appropriate.

    Hope this helps.

    ~Suzanne.~
    Last edited by kiwisue; 10-09-2008 at 01:50 PM.
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