Are There Dog Breed Restrictions for Flying to the United States?

Name: Blakley
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Alaskan Malamute and Staffordshire Terrier
From: England

Dear PetRelocation,

Is there any reason why my breed of dog could not come into the United States? We're military.




Hi Blakley,

The United States does not have any dog breed restrictions, and in fact it's one of the easier places to bring a pet. In summary, you'll need an International Health Certificate issued within 10 days of departure and a rabies vaccination and certificate. Here's an overview of the requirements.

Other considerations include obtaining an airline-approved travel crate (it sounds like your dog might be pretty big so you  may need a custom travel crate), and we highly recommend choosing a pet-friendly airline.

If you have any further questions about the process and think you might like to find out more about our door-to-door services, feel free to fill out our quote form.

Hope this helps to get you started. Have a great move!


PetRelocation Team


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