Restricted Breeds for Air Pet Transport

Have you ever tried to fly your pet and got denied? Chances are your pet may be on the restricted breed list for most airlines! These lists are provided by the airlines for the safety of the animals! Don’t worry, there are other options for pet transport that are efficient and comfortable.

This image shows what a snub nose on a dog looks like.

Nose Snub

Some of the most common restricted breeds are those who have snub noses. Airlines want to keep all pets safe during transportation. Therefore, because of the physical makeup of the snub nose, flying can cause breathing complications at high altitudes when the temperatures are either too hot or too cold. Due to these reasons, they have banned many breeds from flying cargo. Pets with bloodlines that are mixed with these breeds are also restricted from flying.

A  list of the most common restricted breeds for air transport are below;

Dog Breeds

Affenpinscher, American Bully, American Staffordshire Terrier, Boston Terrier, Boxer (All breeds), Brussels Griffon, Bulldog (All breeds), Cane Corso, Chow Chow, Dogue De Bordeaux, English Toy Spaniel, Japanese Chin, Lhasa Apso, Mastiff (All breeds), Pekingese, Pit Bull, Presa Canario, Pug (All breeds), Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, Staffordshire Terrier and Tibetan Spaniel

Cat Breeds

Burmese, Persian, Himalayan and Exotic Shorthair

More Options for Pet Transport

Ultimately, there are a few options for pet transport if your pet is among the restricted breeds. Ground transportation is one option that can safely get your pet from one place to their new home. Another option for pet transport for your pet, is in cabin transport. If your pet meets the requirements for in-cabin transportation they will be allowed to ride with you or with a concierge in the cabin of the plane. Here your pet will ride under your seat in a transport crate that meets the airlines requirements. These conditions are published by each airline and are in place to keep your pet safe during transport.

If you have any questions about whether your pet will be able to fly, or if you are looking for an alternative pet transportation due to your pets breed falling under an airline restriction, ATW can help you with all of your transportation needs. 

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