Continental Airlines Embargo: Adult English Bulldogs

It's long been tricky to move snub-nosed, or brachycephalic, breeds.  In addition to the fact that it's reasonable to harbor health concerns about them, even if you decide to go for it many airlines impose breed-specific restrictions. It can be difficult to sort it all out, and things have recently become a little simpler (though not more amenable) to owners of snub-nosed pets.

As of December 2011, Continental no longer accepts English Bulldogs older than six months of age or who weigh more than 20 lbs
. This embargo is based on the the fact that inherent breed characteristics make it less safe to fly bulldogs, particularly two to three-year-old males. A recent New York Times article discusses the common health problems unfortunately found in bulldogs, and Continental's response to these increasingly high-profile issues has been to limit their transport.

Read more about brachycephalic breeds on our blog, and please check with if you have any questions about flying snub-nosed breeds.



PetRelocation Team




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