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Bringing Dog to Singapore

Postby gepetohong » Thu, 01 Mar 2018 1:26 pm

I have not been able to find any posts anywhere regarding this, hoping someone could provide insight. We are preparing to move to Singapore for work, and have a large Labrador mix that has been with us since he was a puppy (9 years old now). I have gotten myself familiar with the requirements at AVA, and will likely hire a pet Mover to manage his move. Problem is, we don’t know what the “mix” is, and whether it is one of the restricted breeds. The vets have never speculated, and have always just labeled him as a Lab Mix.

Is there a process that we need to go through to validate he is not a mix of one of the restricted breeds? How does AVA determine that he is okay - breed-wise - to come into Singapore? Or will our vet’s “sign-off” suffice for their approval? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Bringing Dog to Singapore

Postby the lynx » Thu, 01 Mar 2018 5:41 pm

gepetohong wrote:I have not been able to find any posts anywhere regarding this, hoping someone could provide insight. We are preparing to move to Singapore for work, and have a large Labrador mix that has been with us since he was a puppy (9 years old now). I have gotten myself familiar with the requirements at AVA, and will likely hire a pet Mover to manage his move. Problem is, we don’t know what the “mix” is, and whether it is one of the restricted breeds. The vets have never speculated, and have always just labeled him as a Lab Mix.

Is there a process that we need to go through to validate he is not a mix of one of the restricted breeds? How does AVA determine that he is okay - breed-wise - to come into Singapore? Or will our vet’s “sign-off” suffice for their approval? Thanks in advance.


This is a tough question. We do not have many members posting about the breed dilemma. The vet signed off as just "Lab Mix"? I have friends who moved to Singapore with their dogs that were rescued from shelters, off the street, so the exact breed mix can be questionable. Didn't hear anything about that issue, though.

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Re: Bringing Dog to Singapore

Postby BBCDoc » Sat, 03 Mar 2018 8:44 pm

Conduct a genetic test to determine the nature of the mix. Make sure it is a credible, certified lab


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Re: Bringing Dog to Singapore

Postby gepetohong » Sun, 04 Mar 2018 12:39 am

Thanks for the responses. He is labeled as “Lab Mix” on our vet papers, and for some reason Vets have been unwilling to speculate on what other breed he may be. We are not keen on doing a genetic test since finding out what his breed isn’t the objective, the objective is to get him approved for Singapore. So unless they ask us to do that, we would rather not go through that.

AVA has contacted us and asked us to send them pictures for approval. That may be the process, so once I go through that I will post back with what I went through.


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