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    My story....

    Not many people know, but we have been in the processes of importing an American Bulldog from the US.
    A 5 year old b**ch, just completed her PETS passport a week or so ago.
    She flew in to Heathrow thursday morning.

    So, I'd like to introduce...................... Raven.

    Well........ maybe not.
    DEFRA weren't convinced of the type of dog she is, they called the dog legislation officer (a kinda nice chap, incidentally) who took one look at her and said those 2 words that guaranteed to strike terror in the heart of any bull breed owner...

    Pit bull.

    So... now I got a dog, just about cost me a kidney to get her here, stuck in limbo at the animal reception centre.
    Ireland refused her entry so now in the process of trying to get her to Sweden... fingers crossed.

    This has been a terrible time for me, Ian our children... I just want to say to anyone thinking of importing from the US to be careful esp with the performance type AB as you could well find your self in the same situation as us.

    We would like to thank everyone who has offered there help and there advice we are very touched by your generousity.

    The main thing now is to get her out of the UK, and quick

    The stupid law has 4 breeds banned and the american bulldog is not one of them, but its the word "PIT TYPE" that does it. There could also have been a high chance that she still would have been refused if she were a black lab.
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    OMG thats really sad Kirsty, i hope it all works out for you and Ian. as soon as you get her home, get pics up as they are stunning looking dogs

    best of luck

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    Sadly she won't be coming home here, back to the US or Sweden... and if we can make a difference, even if its to drop the "PIT TYPE" then that would be great.

    Frightening thing is that we already have 1 standard looking AB that we were going to take on holidays to europe, but if they wanted on the way back into the UK they could possibly take him from us.
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    bummer hope your all alright and look forward to chattin again soon buddy, hope the situation is resolved successfully
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    Damn Customs. Sorry to hear about this Hope it gets resolved soon
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    Had some news that we have now got to get a letter from the swedish goverment to see if they will accept her into there country, if they say yes then will can book her flight... If not she will be flying back to the states.

    They are making this sooo bloody hard, she isn't even a banned breed... disgusts me they have these ridiculous laws.

    She will be moved in a day or two to a qaurateen facility untill we can fly her out.

    And cheers guys
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    Sorry to hear your sad news hope you get it resolved
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    If she is not a banned breed then why all the hassle, I had a friend who had a AB called Hank lovely dog and he had to get rid of him again due to silly legislation
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    fingers crossed for you,

    and good job you found this out before taking your other AB on holiday, that would be awful if they didnt allow him(?) back into the country. it would be like losing a child i should think


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    Its a ridiculous law that should now be dropped, I think
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