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post #101 of 531
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Originally Posted by BunnySlippers View Post
so what is the best age to fly a pup, and when will they be ready to go?
They can fly as early as 56 days (the day they turn 8 weeks).

Basically, the way it works is that you choose an airline (Delta is my preferred one, but you can use any of the ones that take dogs as cargo--getting a short or nonstop flight is more important than the airline) and a couple of possible flights. You have to be careful to figure out CARGO, not the passenger terminal and requirements (for example, cargo often has to be there a certain amount of time before the flight to be checked in, and it's often in a totally different terminal or area of the airport). You check out the airline website for the specific requirements for dog cargo for that airline. Usually, it's a plastic crate with ventilation on at least three sides, food and water dishes attached, and paperwork and some extra food taped on top. Some airlines require additional locking like zip ties.

Then you have to get the puppy to the vet for a health check within (usually) 10 days of the flight. This doesn't have to involve vaccinations--it's a very brief exam and the vet prints out a piece of paper that says the dog is safe to travel and signs it. It's best to check with the vet beforehand to make sure they are used to this requirement and have the health statement in their computer.

Then you call the airline and try to pre-book the flight a few days early, confirm on the day that the best flight is still available, and then just make sure to be at the cargo terminal early. Walk the puppy, offer water, put a towel in the bottom of the crate, and lock it according to the requirements of the airline. Then go in and fill out the five or six pieces of paperwork, hand over the health certificate (I also tape a copy of the cert to the crate, and I put a big sign on the crate that says "DOG WAS FED AND WATERED AT XX:00") with XX being less than an hour before the flight. I don't want them opening up the crate thinking the puppy needs something.

Then the puppy gets put on the plane. I then call and confirm with the new owner that the dog is on, re-confirm the flight number, and go home. When the new owner picks up the dog, they call me and let me know that he or she arrived safely.

The last time I had a puppy come to me, which was about a year ago exactly, the cost was $182 from Arkansas (Little Rock) to Boston.

If you are thinking of shipping a puppy from this litter, since the litter is quite rural, I would personally recommend sending a crate there so that MCatLvrMom2A&X doesn't have to go find an airline-legal one. This crate is perfect, and already has the stickers and the clip-on cups. The "Small" size is the right size.

I have been told, but have not personally confirmed, that two puppies can be shipped per crate for the same price. I would definitely ask the airline if this is true, if you're thinking of that option; in that case you'd want the medium crate.
post #102 of 531
Dh and I are really thinking about this. We have a dog and a couple cats (one is a mostly outdoors cat). I'm wondering if it would be too much for a pup?
post #103 of 531
If flying would? or if coming into a home with existing animals would?

Flying is, I am sure, not the most fun thing a puppy will ever do, but it is not bad for them. The puppies I have flown and the puppies flown to me came out of the crate with their tails wagging and never showed any signs of trauma. I crate-trained them in the same crates they came in, and they were happy to use them as dens.

In terms of coming into a home with other animals, the two breeds these puppies are (Jack and Dachshund) tend to be fine with other dogs; definitely scrappy, but not bad. They are NOT good with pocket pets (rats, mice, rabbits).
post #104 of 531
We don't have any animals like that. And our dog is great with the cats (the one cat and her play rough sometimes, but it's never been more than that).

We also have a 7 month old. Would a puppy be ok right now? We've never had a puppy. When we adopted Cassie (our dog) she was already 1.5-2yrs old.
post #105 of 531
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Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X View Post
From what I have been told they do just fine alone on the plane. Farther up the thread thekimbles was talking about flying dogs/puppies. I think she knows a lot about it. I honestly dont but I would be willing to learn if it was needed.
Are you up to the hassle?
post #106 of 531
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A litter of pups can all have the same father and still have have mixed dew claws. I personally had them removed as pups (the rear ones). The kind of terrain we run in is rugged, and a torn dew claw bleeds like CRAZY out in the bush. Jersey's breeder had her front ones removed while the tails were being done, and it's honestly kind of nice not to worry about them.

And for flying, the pup has to be 8 weeks of age as a minimum.
OK I am opposed to tail docking & ear croping as well because it is cosmetic only, I would respectfully ask that if anyone did take a pup they would not have this done to them. Though they will probably look more like a doxie and look pretty silly with a docked tail anyway

Would dew claw removal be more of a safety issue than for looks? From your description it would be better to have them removed rather than go through the trauma of tearing one off. The ones on the front legs do not stick out and are in what I think of as the thumb spot so maybe not even a dew claw at all?? Is the front like the rear and it is higher up the leg and stick out like the rear one does?

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so what is the best age to fly a pup, and when will they be ready to go?
They will be 8 weeks on July 11th.

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Originally Posted by BunnySlippers View Post
Are you up to the hassle?
If it means getting the little guys good homes and the one who wants them covers all expenses, including Gas since I have to drive well over a hour to get the the nearest airport and back, then I would do it. I am hoping someone with shipping knowledge would be willing to help me out along the way.

I have never even set foot in a airport in my life so this would be totally new to me.
post #107 of 531
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Questions?

So anyone know anything about the dew claw removal?

Update 1 boy has both eyes open and another boy has 1 eye open. I havnt seen them yet but will tomarrow. Brother did mention that 1 has some discharge. I know with kittens usually 1 has eye trouble does the same apply to kittens? Do I need to get some abx cream for the eye or can it be treated some other way? Any help would be greatly appriciated. Brother told me it seemed to be sore as well

I mentioned before the girl that growled and barked does that mean she is going to be really aggressive? How do I deal with her to help her be less so? Any thoughts on dealing with her will me most appriciated.
post #108 of 531
In my experience, the growly ones do end up being the more dominant in the litter, but not aggressive. Just confident.

Leave the dewclaws; if the new owner wants them gone they can have it done at the neuter/spay.

If the eye is swollen and pus-filled and NOT open, you will need to gently open one corner and get out as much gunk as you can and then use antibiotic cream. If it IS open, flush like crazy with saline solution and see if it was just a piece of straw or something that was causing the problem. If it doesn't resolve in a day, antibiotic cream.
post #109 of 531
The subject of babies and puppies has come up here recently. I have had a puppy and a baby around that age 3 times. It's worked out well for me, but not everyone is comfortable with the arrangement.

My biggest problem was always with the middle of the night outs for the puppy, when baby is sleeping. That aspect can be a little tricky. Not too bad, though, when you have another adult (dh) to watch the baby if you are taking puppy out, or if he can take some of those shifts.
post #110 of 531
Okay, I came to this forum today for the first time in over a year to start a thread asking for help in selecting the breed of dog that is right for our family.

Then I read your thread and omgosh I would love to give one of your puppies a good home. I seriously that you are against tail- and ear-docking (of course you are, how many times have we talked about that kind of thing over in CAC? ) and if there is some way to make it work I would love to take on of your pups.

I'm in Canada, though. I don't know how difficult (or if it's even possible) it would be to ship a dog internationally. Hopefully someone (Joanna?) will have more information.

I did ask for feedback in my thread about whether this mix of dog would be right for our family, so if I get a resounding "no" in my thread then I would have to bow out. I just wouldn't want to bring a dog into our family if it wouldn't be a good fit, kwim? It just wouldn't be fair.

But, oh, how I would love to give one of those puppies a home...
post #111 of 531
Is there a difference in boy and girl dogs? Dh and I have only had females, so excuse me if this is a dumb question.
post #112 of 531
I've driven dogs internationally and it was easy--I have not flown them. I'd just be sure to ask the airline what the additional requirements (if any) are.

I would say that the differences between individual dogs is a lot bigger than the differences between male and female. If I had to generalize, I'd say that the girls are a little more independent, a little less needy, they plan and plot and are patient in getting their way. The girls say "Please love me!" The boys are more physically affectionate, more pushy with their bodies, they try the same thing over and over and see if it works. Boys are VERY sweet and often a little dumb. The boys say "Please let me love you!"

But again, you can have individual dogs that do any and all of these things.

Spays are typically more expensive than neuters, and neuters can wait longer (you really need to get a bitch spayed after her first heat and not let her go much longer; boys you can neuter, if you choose to neuter, whenever).
post #113 of 531
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Originally Posted by mommyswenn View Post
Okay, I came to this forum today for the first time in over a year to start a thread asking for help in selecting the breed of dog that is right for our family.

Then I read your thread and omgosh I would love to give one of your puppies a good home. I seriously that you are against tail- and ear-docking (of course you are, how many times have we talked about that kind of thing over in CAC? ) and if there is some way to make it work I would love to take on of your pups.

I'm in Canada, though. I don't know how difficult (or if it's even possible) it would be to ship a dog internationally. Hopefully someone (Joanna?) will have more information.

I did ask for feedback in my thread about whether this mix of dog would be right for our family, so if I get a resounding "no" in my thread then I would have to bow out. I just wouldn't want to bring a dog into our family if it wouldn't be a good fit, kwim? It just wouldn't be fair.

But, oh, how I would love to give one of those puppies a home...
I would be willing to check it out and see what the price would be and if it is possible.

I never expected to be shipping puppies when I made this thread I just wanted some help and to show them off. I am very pleased thought that some MDC mama's may end up with some of them. : I know they would be in the best of homes that way.
post #114 of 531
MCat, in my other thread I mentioned that my sil is looking for a dog right now, too. I will ask her if she would be interested in taking one of your puppies home to love.

I'm so excited about this!!!
post #115 of 531
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I just called Delta and the price depends on what state I am sending to. The price to go to VA. was $237 approx. : Delta does not fly to Canada so I would have to find a airlines that does.

If anyone wants to check price the # is 1-800-638-7333 shipping will be out of Knoxville, TN
post #116 of 531
MCat, see how much to Great Falls, MT. That's about a 3.5 hour drive from here.
post #117 of 531
United flies to Canada, so does NorthWest Airlines. It would be to Calgary, AB.
post #118 of 531
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MCat, see how much to Great Falls, MT. That's about a 3.5 hour drive from here.
Price through Delta to Great Falls is $237.00

Cant get through to United right now. Will check again later.
post #119 of 531
They are so adorable.

I love your stance on ear cropping and tail docking and I think it's great that you've requested it not be done if people adopt one of the pups. I'd probably leave the dew claws too - we've never had them removed but I've never lived anywhere that they were at risk of damage.
post #120 of 531
ok, so I was thinking instead of flying maybe a road trip is in order. Ive always wanted to see Tennessee(and hey, maybe Ill learn to spell the name right) and its actually not all that far. Dd and I have no big vacation plans this summer, so maybe a drive up would be fun. We got time to plan at any rate.

How many of us here are in for this? and do we get to have reunions?
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