There is no general rule of thumb when it comes to airline breed restrictions. However, a majority of airlines have banned brachycephalic breeds, which are more prone to respiratory problems. In addition to this, some larger more historically aggressive breeds may be restricted for the safety of air cargo handlers. To see which breeds are restricted, visit the respective air carrier’s website.
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- Recommendations for pet owners to promote safe travel of pets:
- Who regulates live animal transportation via air?
- How early should a pet owner arrive at the airport to check in for their flight?
- Is tranquilization or sedation recommended for pets flying?
- What kennels/crates or carriers are recommended for air travel?
- What documentation is required for a pet to travel via air?
- What health requirements does a pet need to travel by air?
- What is an acclimation statement or certificate, and why do I need it?
- How might weather temperatures impact a pet's travel?
- Are there any age limits for pets to travel via air?