The change in the
DEFRA rules for bringing animals into the UK as of January 2012 will
make it far easier to bring in new bloodlines. Kittens will need
their course of core vaccinations and at three months old the Rabies
vaccination 28 days later they will need an antibody test and if
this is satisfactory the kittens can come into the UK.
It is going to be
very important to establish the ancestry in the pedigrees to ensure
we don't bring back too many English bloodlines thereby reducing the
amount of "new blood" coming into the UK. It will be impossible not
to have a certain amount of UK cats in the Pedigree but the further
back and the fewer there are the better. This is where the World of
Birmans database can help. We have a vast number of cats in the
database so it will be quite easy to do some research looking at the
ancestors in a given pedigree.
If we have the cat
in the database or you send us the pedigree to add you could do
trial matings to see what the reduction of inbreeding with your own
cats would be.
By logging into World of
you can see the ancestry behind
the kitten you wish to import.