It has taken many months of planning, a change of country, re vaccinating for rabies and meeting the AQIS requirements but it looks like the end is drawing near. This is a journey that commenced over two years ago and to see it come to fruition is a dream come true. Odin will be my first import and at times it has been scary but not nearly as hard or expensive as I thought it was going to be.
While in Swedan, Odin has sired his first litter which were born in Norway on the 20th July. He also has two upcoming litters in Swedan for his breeder Sarah, that will be born after he arrives here.
It will be lovely to watch his kids grow and enter the show rings of Scandanavia and Europe and we wish all the new future owners well. I can't wait to get him in the show ring here.
We are also expecting a lovely little girl to join the SnoFyre show team towards the end of 2012 and another mid to late 2013.
The proposed changes by AQIS about the length of time imported dogs need to stay in quarentine here in Australia will be beneficial to many Lappie owners. Currently it is 30 days and if the changes come into affect it will only be 10 days. These changes will not affect Odin but could be influential in the future.