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Good morning!
my partner and I live in Switzerland. We’ve been searching for a cockapoo or a cavapoo puppy for a while now. There aren’t many breeders here as the Swiss are not big on hybrids. We started looking in UK as that’s where my partner is from. Another issue we faced is that many breeders want to let their puppies go to the new homes around 8 weeks. Switzerland accepts import of puppies from 8 weeks without rabies shot but with a written declaration that your puppy was not in contact with a wild animal. However airlines minimal travel age is 12 weeks. At 12 weeks the pup needs a rabies shot and needs to wait 21 days before it can travel. This takes the puppies age to 15-16 weeks. We haven’t spoken to a single breeder who is willing to keep the puppy that long with them. Does anyone know a breeder in UK or Europe that is reputable and will be able to keep the puppy as well as vaccinate it for rabies and get it a passport?
Thanks in advance!
 

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I would also be concerned about what socialisation a puppy is getting as those early weeks are vital for setting a dog up for future success as a confident well balanced dog used to all the normal outside experiences of life.

As Lena says I would see if driving is possible, worst case scenario with your plan is a puppy kept by a breeder but not socialised then shoved in a crate to go through all the experiences of a flight could mean you end up with a dog who never overcomes those early worries and does not become a confident happy dog.
 

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Hi guys, thanks for the advice. The pup will fly in with me in the cabin. I did the same with my cat when relocating to Switzerland. The flight is also just over an hour long. I have just had a call with a breeder that is happy to keep the pup until ready and get it all neverrssy shots and passport. Apreciate your help!
 
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