Can I fly my pitbull? Simple and Effective Tips

Flying With A Dangerous Dog Breed

For most of us, a dog is considered an important part of the family. Therefore, most families that are planning to relocate abroad, don’t think about leaving their beloved dog behind. That said, it is important to note that flying with a dog internationally isn’t so simple. This becomes more complicated when flying a dangerous dog.

Are you planning to fly with a Pitbull or another dangerous dog breed? Unfortunately, traveling to a foreign country with a “restricted” and/or a dangerous dog breed could be very complicated. There are quite a few countries around the world that have banned certain breeds. Others may not have placed a ban, but may require you to obey more regulations.

It is very important to note that flying a dangerous dog internationally without the necessary documents is illegal and the consequences are very serious (in Israel, for example, you may even go to jail).

8 – Food, water and exercise

It’s best to feed them before your flight with enough time to get some exercise and relieve themselves before they get in their crate and board the plane. And they can have water right up until they get on the plane. If you normally feed them in the morning and get them out for a walk in the morning, just keep to that routine. It can be good to leave their food and water dish in their crate so airline staff can give them additional food or water if they need to because the flight is delayed for some extended amount of time. Definitely make sure your dog has had some good exercise before you head for the airport and you stop and let them relieve themselves as well on the nearest patch of grass before you head into the airport.

About the IATA LAR CR82 Dog Crate Rule

The skies appear to be getting more and more unfriendly for both dogs and dog owners. If you are planning to fly with your pitbull (or another breed the airline lists), you may be upset to learn that more and more airlines are now requesting that you purchase a specific type of crate. This often means that the crate you have used to fly your dog before may no be longer be accepted, and that in order to fly your dog, you must purchase a specific type of crate that meets the new guidelines.

But before looking into the details of these crates, lets take a look at exactly what IATA LAR CR82 stands for:

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