Restricted Breeds

Elderly pets, aggressive pets, large pets, pregnant pets, pets younger than 8 weeks and those suffering from any disease are not permitted for air travel. Due to health risks most airlines restrict snub-nosed breeds (brachycephalic breeds) from flying. This is because they are more vulnerable to changes in air pressure and temperature which may cause severe respiratory issues. The transportation of captive wildlife, which requires a special permit to be kept as pets, may be subject to the policy of the airline and the destination country. Following are the breeds that are restricted from traveling:

  • Bulldog (All breeds)
  • Affenpinscher
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Pug (All breeds)
  • Cane Corso
  • Mastiff (All breeds)
  • Pit Bull Terriers
  • Shar Pei
  • Boston Terrier
  • Dogue De Bordeaux
  • Pekingese
  • Shih Tzu
  • Boxer (All breeds)
  • English Toy Spaniel
  • Pit Bull
  • Tibetan Spaniel
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Japanese Chin
  • Presa Canario
  • American Bully
  • Chow Chow
  • Burmese Cat
  • Exotic Shorthair Cat
  • Himalayan Cat
  • Persian Cat

While most airlines restrict the aforementioned breeds from flying, it is advisable to always check with our specially trained agents about any airline specific pet travel policy.