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Moving to Spain with my two Giant Schnauzers from UK

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:16am
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Leegarrett67

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Very anxious moving to Spain with my two lovely Giant Schnauzers.  Concerned about the heat for them.  Also need to find a person to stay with the boys while we go to work.  Prices for dog sitters.  Any useful hits and tips please 

killjoy

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:36am

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Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:36am

More important than the heat are the quite strict regulations concerning dogs weighing over 55 lbs. You will need to pass an exam proving you are qualified to adecuarely handle "dangerous animals". You will also need mandatory liability insurance cover and include your animals in a special register. Get details from your council (Dept. Zoonosis).

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Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:42am

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Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:42am

killjoy wrote on Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:36am:

More important than the heat are the quite strict regulations concerning dogs weighing over 55 lbs. You will need to pass an exam proving you are qualified to adecuarely handle "dangerous animals". You will also need mandatory liability insurance cover and include your animals in a special regist...

...er. Get details from your council (Dept. Zoonosis).

Morning Killjoy, would this also apply to anyone else walking the dogs?

Cheryl

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:45am

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Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:45am

Hi there, I know it may seem a stupid question, but have you actually got work lined up as the unemployment situation here is dire?

Lana Scot

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:23am

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Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:23am

i would strongly advise you to checkout Spanish law on dogs. It’s even illegal to walk your dog without a leash in spain, but if your dogs are over 20kgs there is a lot you need to know before you make the move.  Doggie daycare is around 10 euros per dog a day. Good luck 

Karen9999

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:46am

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Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:46am

Lana Scot wrote on Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:23am:

i would strongly advise you to checkout Spanish law on dogs. It’s even illegal to walk your dog without a leash in spain, but if your dogs are over 20kgs there is a lot you need to know before you make the move.  Doggie daycare is around 10 euros per dog a day. Good luck 

In your own home five euro an hour

RayD

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:14pm

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Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:14pm

Cheryl wrote on Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:42am:

Morning Killjoy, would this also apply to anyone else walking the dogs?

The only person allowed to walk a PPP is the owner who has had the medical assessment. Even the partner isn't allowed to walk it without having been assessed.

Although snauzers aren't on the PPP list as a breed, they are if over 20 kilos.

Which means public liability insurance, registration of both dog and owner and muzzled when off the owner's property.

Kimmy11

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:15pm

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Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:15pm

Hi Lee,

It's also advisable to have your woofs vaccinated against Leishmaniasis:

Mosquito advice

Kind regards,

Kim

P.S.  Can we have a photo of your fur babies please?  The cute factor is always appreciated  ;o)

Leegarrett67

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:41pm

Leegarrett67

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Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:41pm

Kimmy11 wrote on Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:15pm:

Hi Lee,

It's also advisable to have your woofs vaccinated against Leishmaniasis:

Mosquito advice

Kind regards,

Kim

P.S.  Can we have a photo of your fur babies please?  The cute factor is always appreciated  ;o)

Photo attached, oh dear all the feedback very helpful but disappointed about the law 

Lana Scot

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:01pm

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Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:01pm

Leegarrett67 wrote on Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:41pm:

Photo attached, oh dear all the feedback very helpful but disappointed about the law 

Gorgeous here’s mine but miniature 

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