Helpful Advice


Over the years we have encountered many situations and with our hindsight we can offer lots of “we hope” helpful tips and advice, for instance.. 


Certain breeds of dogs are prohibited from entering the UK. For more information please contact DEFRA


Prohibited dogs could include the following (but this is not an exhaustive list)


Japanese Tosa type

Pit Bull Terrier type

Dogo Argentino type

Fila Braziliero type


Other dog types, particularly snub-nosed breeds my be prohibited by certain airlines. This is because they can experience respiratory problems in flight. Please check with your airline.


Savannah cats are not eligible to enter the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme. They are listed under theDangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 and require a licence to enter the UK. They must also undertake 6 months quarantine on arrival.

Bengal cats of F5 status and beyond (i.e. F6, F7 etc) are permitted to enter the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme. We are advising owners that anyone bringing a Bengal cat into the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme should ensure that their animal complies with the rules of the Scheme and that it is accompanied by a certified pedigree certificate, e.g. one issued by The International Cat Association (TICA), showing the animal’s parentage.


Vaccinations required if your pet is staying for any length of time at a UK Kennel or Cattery.


All governments, Vets and shippers are working hard to halt the spread of Rabies throughout the world, and rightfully so,  and as you know it’s the one vaccination your pet must have before leaving or entering any country….


However if you are bringing your pets into the UK and you need them to stay in kennels or a cattery before you have them delivered to your new home or before you pick them up yourself there are other vaccinations your pet MUST have to be allowed to stay at a reputable Kennel or Cattery…..




For Dogs you will require documentation from your vet that your dog/s have had the following vaccinations:-


Canine Distemper

Infectious Canine Hepatitus

Canine Parainfluenza Virus

Canine Parvovirus


Kennel Cough – Intrac ( only lasts 10 months )

Nobivac ( lasts 12 Months )


For Cats you will require documentation from your vet that your dog/s have had the following vaccinations:-


Feline Infectious Enteritis ( Panleucopaenia )

Feline Chlamydia

Cat Flu ( Feline infectious Respiratory disease )

Feline Leukaemia

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