Shipping Dogs to New Zealand: “Which Breeds are Banned?”

dogHybrids and Banned Breeds in New Zealand

Hi There,

I've just been on a website that seems to suggest you can't take Cavachons or Cavapoos to New Zealand to live (it says hybrids are not allowed); am I reading that correctly? It seems strange, as both breeds are gentle-natured and trouble-free.

Hope I'm wrong!

Many thanks,

Hi Micheal,

Based on the official New Zealand pet import website, there is no indication that mixed breed dogs of this kind are banned from entry.

The confusion may come from the mention of "hybrids." This refers to "offspring of dogs or cats crossed with another species," not mixed breed dogs (Cavapoos, Chiweenies, etc.). In other words, you're fine!

Take a look at these steps for an overview of what you'll need to do to bring your dogs into the country. Note that importing pets to New Zealand is a long and relatively complex process, so we recommend starting to prepare as soon as you can.

Finally, contact us if you think you'd like some assistance with your move. We offer door-to-door services and assist with pre-move paperwork, flight bookings, customs clearance and quarantine arrangements. If you're looking for something like that, a Specialist would be happy to go over the process with you in more detail.

Hope this helps, and good luck with everything!


Pet Transport Question Details:

Name: Micheal
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Cavachon & Cavapoo
From: UK
To: New Zealand

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