Pet Travel Question: Importing a Dog to South Africa from the UK

Name: Tracey
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Spanish Water Dog
From: UK
To: South Africa

Do I need to have my dog spayed before taking her to South Africa? I have a Spanish Water dog, recognized by Kennel Club in UK but not recognized as a breed in South Africa. I would ideally prefer not to get my dog spayed. Are there different rules around this?

Kind regards,



Hi Tracey,

Here are the pet import requirements for South Africa, as well as a link to some relevant permit offices, etc. It doesn't look like spaying is a requirement, Tracey, but you will have to demonstrate that your dog is free of rabies and a few other diseases.

Please contact us with any questions, and good luck with your move!


PetRelocation Team




UK, South Africa
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