DANGEROUS BREEDS Many airlines will actually prohibit flying any dog that they consider is exhibiting offensive/aggressive behavior. Additionally, they will not accept certain breeds under any conditions. These breeds differ from airline to airline, but they include:
Version date: June 29, 2014
American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff, De Presa Canario, Doberman Pinscher, Dogo Argentino, Dogo de Burdeos, Fila Brasileiro, Mastin Napolitano, Pit Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, Staffordshire Terrier, Tosa Japanese
BRACHIOCEPHALIC Each airline has it's own criteria what they will and will not accept. Some will take certain cross breeds, others will not (such as KLM, who has a very short list of banned breeds, including cross breed). British Airways is notable for not taking these at all. Brachiocephalic is a snub nosed cat or dog - they are known genetically to have breathing problems. Some breeds have problems keeping their own body temperature cool enough in flight, for others the breeding has been so genetically altered as to make them an intolerable flight risk. You can read up more studies on the internet. These include (but are not limited to):
Boston Terriers, Boxers, Bulldogs, Bullmastiffs, Chow Chows, Chin, Dutch Pugs (Mopshond, Mops Hund, Carlino) English Bulldogs, English Toy Spaniels (King Charles Spaniels), French Bulldogs, Lhasa Apso, Neopolitan Mastiffs, Mastiffs, Pekinese, Pugs, Shar-Pei, Shih Tzu, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and Tibetan Spaniels.
KENNEL SIZE OR WEIGHT: Some aircraft are too small, or not configured to carry large kennels so another airline must be chosen, or a later flight must be selected. You decided to do this yourself, you got to the airport, and your pet was refused because the kennel was too small for the size/weight of the pet you have in it, so you will have to purchase a larger kennel, and accept the higher costs of flying it. With Petflight, you avoid this problem.
TRAVEL BOOKING AGENTS book people, not pets. They are renowned for providing bad information regarding any live cargo - they just don't know.
TOO YOUNG. Some countries will not accept very young animals.
EMBARGO means, the pet will not fly (no matter what). Within Canada no pets are flown during Christmas rush (which is between about the 12th December to about the 12th January). Animals booked to fly overseas, may still fly closer to Christmas.
BAD INFORMATION: You may have asked a person who is not qualified to know that your pet, the kennel size, the labeling, the affixments, the interior, the documentation (including original certifications, and original import permits) the routing, freight payment, booking, and all of the country of arrival regulations have been properly met, prior to submitting the pet, at the acceptable time, at the proper receiving cargo facility.
WEATHER EMBARGO Increasingly, climate change is becoming a problem for outward bound pets from Toronto. Some airlines are equipped to take pets in even the hottest weather but it depends on the destination as to whether they can be used or not. At the moment, Air Canada is not set up to handle pets in extreme temperatures. It is difficult, therefor, to guage even by long range weather forecasts to know when an embargo will become in effect, or be removed. There is nothing the pet shipper can do, other than additionally board the pet at the transit vet hospital at additional cost to you, until the airline accepts pets again. This can be a real problem for pets going to Australasia, as everything is timed.
American Burmese, Exotic, Himalayan, Persian, Pekinese faced cats
ROUTING. To avoid the pet not flying where you want it to go, chose PetFlight to handle your pets flight.
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