Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Clayton, Wi
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We have shipped in or shipped out puppies for the last 7 years. Probably 15 total. I have not had any problems. That being said, I do hold my breath and fret that the next one will be the disaster we have not had.
For the price of shipping I would recommend that you fly into the breeders city and have them meet you at the airport. You meet outside of security, pick up the pup and the health cert and go back thrum security to catch you flight home -same day. The pup is in a soft crate at your feet.
If you buy your ticket early enough you will not pay much more than the shipping but the health cert and the crate are extra. Many breeders charge a small fee for the delivery but it barely covers the gas to and from the airport.
Good luck in your search.
"At the end of the day you have to ask yourself if you were successful because of what you did or in spite of what you did" Mike Lardy