Importing was not
an easy process & was very stressful, I was going to fly her
over but that would have meant an overnight stop in Amsterdam
which I didn't think was fair on a young puppy so I set about
finding a road courier instead. I could not believe how many had
no idea about the current import enforcements considering it's
their job. One company even thanked me for telling them and then
changed their processes accordingly! Another one who I'd been
in contact with for months about it all turned around a couple
of weeks prior to travel to tell me that they are now going two
weeks later than planned and could only get her to Calais where
I would have to pick her up from which I'd already explained was
Then about a month before Margot was due to travel DEFRA/customs
started enforcing the rules to the letter (which is a good thing
to prevent smugglers) but we have previously had 8 years with
a million loopholes you can use to get a dog in to the country.
It is now not as easy as just getting their pet passport done.
Lots of additional paperwork needed.
Anyway, with that
all sorted, on a dark, rainy night in February my girl finally
arrived home after a 24 hour journey.
Margot is a typical
puppy, chewing everything, running rings around the other dogs
and general puppy shenanigans. Such a cuddler which I love and
my protector when we're out. I am so happy with her and look forward
to many years ahead.
Dependant on how
things go and of course providing all her health tests are good
we are hoping to have a litter from Margot in 2022 - I have already
had enquiries so please get in touch if you are interested, demand
really outweighs supply for picard pups here in the UK.