Pet Travel Question: Shipping Big Dogs

Name: Jennifer
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Great Dane
From: Houston, TX
To: Scotland

Is there a weight limit when shipping a dog to Scotland? We are moving next year and have a full grown Dane.




Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for your question! Shipping big dogs creates a few more challenges, but we've done it many times before and are happy to offer some tips. First, you'll probably need a custom travel crate, and you'll definitely need to check with the airline to find out about size requirements. Not all planes are large enough to hold extra large crates, so they'll have to make sure they're equipped to handle you.

Here are a few more tips for traveling with large dogs, and check out the pet import requirements for the UK as well. Please contact us if you have more questions, and good luck!


PetRelocation Team




United States, Scotland
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