The rules about importing puppies seem to change every year. Those of us who have imported can give you great advice on managing the process and Cuvac USA will help you find reputable breeders.
Cuvac USA knows breeders in other countries and we have club advisors who locate suitable puppies, visit the breeders and evaluate the litters. Our advisors work with the breeders to get the contracts and arrange for the shipping. Payments are made through wire transfers.
More litters are born overseas and you can often get a puppy sooner. But there is a high demand for Čuvač pups so be sure when you start the process of importing that you don't change your mind and walk away after you have promised to take a puppy. It puts all American buyers in jeopardy. Breeders in Europe would rather sell locally and when they agree to export a pup, you need to be serious about it.
The seller's fee for a foreign born puppy is usually cheaper than the cost of a puppy born in the USA. But you must also calculate in all the other costs like shipping charges, euro to dollar exchange rates, wire transfer fees, airport surcharges and using a customs broker. In the end the price may come out to be the same or even more than buying a puppy in the USA.
If you want to breed or own a stud dog then importing is a must to add to the USA breeding gene pool. Our club advisors will check pedigrees and find Čuvačs that match our breeding pool so we can avoid inbreeding.
We mentioned customs brokers above and most airlines and international shippers now require that you use one. The broker handles all the paperwork that US customs require. This ensures that your puppy is not rejected because of an error in documents when it arrives in America. We recommend Jean D. Duncan Customs Brokers, Inc. We have worked with Ellen Chance, a broker there, many times. She knows the shipper we use and is very reliable.
If you are interested in importing a Slovenský Čuvač puppy, fill out the form and Cuvac USA will get back with you soon.