I know a lot of breeders in my area that don't ship their animals because of the stress is causes and other things. In my opinion, no reputable breeder is willing to ship their animals for a little $$.
Chi-Ching was shipped to me. We sheduled a straight flight and he arrived here in just a few hours. He was in a climate controlled plane and he did just fine. My breeder also had a vet look at him the day before he left and we took Chi-Ching to the vet immediately after we picked him up from the airport. As long as all proper precautions are taken, shipping is fine. And actually, many of the top breeders have their dogs imported from over seas. I paid $250 for shipping for him. It was SOOOO worth it! I couldn't very well just go pick him up half way across the country. And good Chow breeders are hard to find. Their temperment is NOT something to be messing around with. I never shipped my poms because I never had too, I always had local(or semi local) homes available. But I would have shipped to the right home.
In my opinion it is perfectly fine to ship a dog. I got my Sammy that way. He practically bounced off the plane into my arms! Stress? FAUGH!! there wasn't one iota of stress on this little guy! I would have another shipped to me in a heartbeat- AND I will also ship. I have never seen any signs of stress on ANY pet I have had shipped. It is really hard to find decent breeders, and if you have to go the shipping route it is worth it to get a good quality dog!
i totally agree doxielover1 . my female frenchie came all the way from moscow russia. she was a wiggly ball of energy when she arrived and she hasnt slowed down since ! lol
it seems kind of weird that this thread was started right after i posted about my puppy being shipped from oklahoma ? it seems as if it was simply posted to stir up trouble. i say to the op give it up and move on !
***Edited By: dusty082155 on 1/24/2006 4:37:14 PM*** Reason: added
I had no problem having my Akita shipped to me. He was fine. He was a little scared at first, but after an hour he acted like he had known me forever :) And of course I took him to the vet the very next day to make sure he was - over all - okay.
Its not right for everyone I guess. Though it sounds like the OP has never shipped a puppy, so they have an opinion about something they really don't know about.
You know their is always the alternative of driving. I have driven to SC, CO and NY for puppies. Anyone is able to get in the car and have a drive.
I personally don't see anything wrong w/ shipping puppies. I NEVER had one lost, harmed or injured in any way or I wouldn't do it. Airlines got their butts handed to them by dateline about 5 years ago and since then they have really cleaned up their act. They don't want any bad publicity. Airlines also like the $$ they get as much for a 15 pound puppy to fly one way as a person a lot of the time.
There is a website that keeps track of pets that the airlines have lost, killed or injured. I am sure anyone interested can google pet shipping and find it. There are few to none lost or injured depnding on the airline, I have shipped both in and out of the USA and the airline people have been very considerate of the dogs and I have had no problems. Shipping is better than a long drive, In my opinion.
i am selling puppies & many people have asked to have them shipped i am reluctant to ship because i worry something could happen to the puppy, I have ordered things online & they have messed-up, those things weren't ALIVE...HOW DO YOU KNOW THEY WON"T GET AN ILLNESS ON THE WAY...there is a breeder whose puppies we are very interested in, though the pup would have to be shipped. What would happen if they have no dogs at all & they take your money?
Also i checked out a website where they are suppose to take care of eveything, yet in the contract it says they are NOT responsible for any problems? then why do they exist?
i like the if dogs were meant to fly they'd have wings...but i am interested in hearing from experienced shippers & receivers as this could be worth learning about!
I really don't see how direct flights could even be a problem. Just like a person, the are put on the plane in one city and arrive safely in another.
Most though at least have one layover, it is my understanding the most have a priority for pets where they are handed directly from one person to another. It really isn't a big deal. The airline staff does think of the more than a suitcase, if something happens to a animal I imagine someone would be in trouble.
my dog was shipped to me and shes perfectly healthy and normal. they are place in pressurized compartements so their ears don't pop. they are also shipped and received on the same day. mine came on delta airlines....It was just like picking up a person at the airport!
I have a rather rare breed of dog. They are not super easy to find and many people wait months or years for the right dog to be born.
Shipping is another decsion we do or do not do. As far as I am concerned a well balanced, well rounded, healthy puppy has no problem being shipped. Piper arrived to me from Austrlia at five months of age and walked through Dullas airport with met, greeted everyone he passed and jumped into the passenger seat of my car ready to go.
There are some dogs I have met who I would not ship. A breeder should know their dogs. You might also consider it crule that I send my dogs out for 3-6 months to travel with a handler to show? Or is it responsible of me to do everything in my power to show my dogs since I have a full time job and work many weekends?
It is not a cut and dry decision, evaluate the people and the animals involved before you make the an absolute assumption.