These are the 21 breeds of dogs that cannot travel by plane


Going on a trip with your pet can be one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences that life offers, especially since new memories are created with a loved one during the trip, such as seeing different places, trying different foods, and enjoying the different landscapes around the world.

However, traveling by plane with dogs could be a difficult task, since most airlines do not allow certain breeds of dogs to travel on their aircraft, so if you plan to go on a trip, but also want to take your pooch, It would be good if you check this list of dog breeds that cannot travel by plane, according to  American Airlines.

Dog breeds that cannot travel by plane

  1. Affenpinscher
  2. American Staffordshire Terrier
  3. Boston terrier
  4. Boxer
  5. Brussels Griffon
  6. Bulldog
  7. Cane Corso
  8. Chow Chow
  9. Dogue de Bordeaux
  10. English Toy Spaniel
  11. Chin Japanese
  12. Lhasa Apso
  13. Mastiff
  14. Pekingese
  15. Pitbull terrier
  16. Canary prey dog
  17. Pug
  18. Shar Pei
  19. Shih Tzu
  20. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  21. Tibetan Spaniel

It should be noted that the reason why these canine breeds cannot travel by plane is that they are all brachycephalic or flat-nosed dogs that, due to their physiognomy, are susceptible to health problems during the flight, including any “mix “that results from these breeds or lineages.

On the other hand, dogs that are not of these breeds must be at least 8 weeks old to be able to travel, in addition to meeting the vaccination requirements, depending on the risk of rabies in the country where you’re going. For example, canines arriving from high-risk countries need to be at least 16 weeks old and have received their rabies vaccinations prior to travel.

Small dog breeds that should not travel by plane

This depends a lot on the type of airline, for example, the Mexican company  Volaris does not recommend traveling with the following breeds of small dogs due to their size:

  • Australian Silky Terrier
  • Beagle
  • Bichon Frize
  • Maltese bichon
  • Chihuahua
  • Fox Terrier toy
  • Poodle or French Poodle (Dwarf and Toy)
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie)
  • Dachshund

Other Dog Breeds That Probably Can’t Travel By Air

Regardless of their personalities, there is a list called ” dangerous or aggressive dog breeds ” that, according to the Mexican airline and unfortunately, cannot travel by plane, neither as a pet on board nor documented, due to their bad reputation. between them:

  • Akita Inu
  • Doberman
  • Brazilian row
  • Belgian Shepherd Malinois
  • Anatolian Shepherd
  • Rottweiler
  • Tosa Inu


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