Hello all, I am planning to pursue graduate study in Poland. I have 2 dogs, one is a Chihuahua the other is a Dogo Argentino.
It's my understanding that Dogos are not illegal to possess in Poland, however I have just come across a couple websites (NOT official govt. sites) that claim that Dogos (and several other breeds) cannot be brought into Poland!!
The official pet import form found on the Polish Embassy website does not list any breed restrictions, and the website states that
European Union regulations concerning the import of pets apply to Poland./Regulation EC No. 998/2003
I have read through the EU pet import regulations and have not found any breed restrictions there. It doesn't make sense for a breed restriction to NOT be listed on an import form or within the EU regs.
Since only the completed form is necessary, I imagine such a situation would lead to people finding out once they have already arrived in Poland with their pet.
When I considered graduate study in the Caribbean and checked their pet import regulations, banned breeds were listed at the top of the import form.
Please no negative comments on my choice of dog; I have been raised with dogs since birth and I am a very responsible owner with well-trained dogs. My Dogo is great with small dogs, cats, senior citizens, and loves children. I detest dog fighting, and I'm not a criminal element.
I cannot imagine moving without my boo!!
TLDR: Can I bring my beloved Dogo Argentino??