Rene, a VERY wise warning. Thank you! I have flown overseas several times with dogs, and Lufthansa has been great to work with. Human error by airport personel looking at the vaccine record in the dog passport, then not slipping it back into the pouch, is a possibility I never thought of, but clearly can happen. Copies of the most recent pages of the passport showing "Impfungen" (vaccines, dates of them, etc) are a great idea. Another thought: If the seller can fax you a copy of the pass port, that's not a bad idea too, now I think of it, to have in hand at pick-up. Thanks for the warning.
Grimm van den Heuvel, aka "The Doofinator"
My strong-minded, very loving boy