Requirements for importing commercial dogs less than 8 months of age (for the breeding and resale, which includes adoption, end uses)
As of May 15, 2021, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated Canada's import requirements for commercial dogs less than 8 months of age for the breeding and resale (which includes adoption) end uses.
The following additional information is available to help importers learn more about these changes:
- Fact Sheet: "Then and Now" dog import changes
- New Release: Importing dogs to Canada: Government introduces updated import requirements for commercial dogs less than 8 months old (for the breeding and resale/adoption end uses)
- Notice to industry: Updates to the import requirements for commercial dogs less than 8 months of age for breeding and resale (which includes adoption) end uses (May 4, 2021)
- Criteria for Quarantine Facilities for Commercial Dogs less than 8 Months of Age Entering Canada by Air
- Model veterinary certificate of health and model kennel of origin certificates
- Overview of the process for importing dogs less than 8 months of age for breeding or show/exhibition (permanent stay) from the USA
Specific import requirements can be reviewed in the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS).
All applications for an import permit must be submitted through the My CFIA online services portal.
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