Restrictions on cold-blooded animals

Aircraft and Transport Limitations

Limitations on travel in unheated cargo holds: cold-blooded animals are not accepted as cargo on some of our transport or on independent aircraft in the cargo holds are not heated. Please speak with a representative to see if we can accommodate your shipment.


The following breeds of dogs and cats have been identified by different airlines as pug/snub-nosed breeds. Snub-nosed dogs and cats have condensed facial structures which impacts their ability to breathe normally. During air travel these features impair their ability to cool themselves off when stressed or overheated and it makes them vulnerable to heat stroke. In the best interest of the safety of the animal, we do not allow them as cargo on any flight or Connection flight. Although it is not a complete,

To ensure the well-being of all animals, the following breeds and mixes of brachycephalic and snub-nosed dogs and cats will not be accepted for travel due to the risks associated with their hereditary respiratory issues. We also cannot accept historically aggressive breeds for safety reasons.

If the animal is a mixed breed, then this form must state the predominant breed with the word "mix" or “mixed."

exhaustive list of all breeds, it is shown here in alphabetical order to provide examples of the type of breeds and hybrid breeds that are at higher risk of health related issues that may occur during air travel. These breeds and hybrids of these breeds will be refused transportation at all times, regardless of age, weight, or temperature limits.