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Brachycephalic Breeds

Heat Embargoes

The Challenge of Shipping the Brachycephalic Breeds

Airlines around the world have restricted and embargoed pet travel for brachycephalic breeds such as English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Pekinese, and other "mushy faced breeds." The pinched nostrils (nares), shortened airways, narrowed windpipe (trachea), and some congenital issues causes these dogs to have a difficult time panting enough during hot weather to adequately cool themselves.

Dogs only have sweat glands on the tip of the nose and the pads of the feet. They cool themselves by panting, rushing air quickly across the mucous membranes of the throat and the upper respiratory system.

Several airlines have permanently embargoed these bradycephalic breeds. Yet, there are airlines accommodating the brachycephalics for scheduled airline animal transport. There are also international carriers willing to accept these breeds, provided the ambient temperatures are less than 80 degrees Fahrenheit at origin and destination. For up-to-date information about moving or flying with your "mushy faced" pet, call or email us through Air Animal's Contact Us page.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we all work to transport all breeds, including brachycephalics, in a safe and stress-free environment.

Our goal is to provide relocating pet owners with the best practices in pet care, pet welfare and pet transportation -- nationwide and worldwide.

Air Animal Pet Movers®, since 1977, has provided relocating pet owners with both nationwide & worldwide pet moving services, where the care and welfare of the relocating family pet is our primary concern.