Pet Travel Question: Moving a Great Dane

Hi PetRelocation,

I may be assigned overseas and wanted to see how to go about getting my Great Dane overseas with me. He is a year old and weighs 150 lbs.


Hi David,

Thanks for contacting us with your question. First, here is some general information about moving large dogs. You'll probably need to acquire a custom crate for your Great Dane, and it's important to check with your airline ahead of time to make sure the crate will be able to fit onto the airplane.

Here are the pet import requirements for Japan as well as a guide to the UK pet transport process. For either destination you'll need to spend some time gathering the correct paperwork and visiting the vet for vaccine updates if needed.

Hope this helps! Feel free to fill out our online consultation form if you'd like to discuss your options with one of our consultants. We've helped many large pets move safely and would be happy to assist!

Good luck with your travels, David. 


Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: David
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Great Dane
From: Florida
To: Either England or Japan


Editor's Note: This post was originally published in December 2011 and has been updated with new information.


PetRelocation Team






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By Paige on June 28, 2017 at 11:22 am

I will be moving to Italy in the Fall and i have a year old Great Dane that I would like to take with me.. How difficult is it to bring him and how friendly is Italy towards dogs?Thank youPaige

By on June 28, 2017 at 12:19 pm

Hi Paige, thank you for your question!

To start, we recommend looking over the pet import requirements for Italy and these tips for transporting large dogs to learn more about your options.

With plenty of advance planning this move should be more than possible, and expat forums and researching Italy pet amenities online may help you learn more about what it's like to live there.

If you need any help, just let us know!


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