Dogs: Imports

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 20th February 2012.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate has she made of the number of dogs imported to the UK in the last three years; and from which country each such dog came.

Photo of James Paice James Paice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The following table details the number of dogs imported into the UK in the last three years.

Live dogs imported into the UK
  Number
2009 90,331
2010 85,561
2011 87,601

The vast majority of pets entering the UK do so under the Pet Travel Scheme and belong to UK residents returning from trips abroad with their animals.

We are unable to break the above figures down by country.

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