Some countries won't allow specific breeds or cross mixes to enter. Take a look at who's banning who, and if there's a way around it.

BANNED BREED

(by airline)

Some airlines won't allow specific breeds or cross mixes. Bummer! Take a look at who's banning who before you plan your next trip.

AIRLINE

 

IN CABIN

CARGO + CHECKED BAGGAGE

 Banned Breeds

For the following breeds, not accepted neither in cabin or in baggage hold, please contact the Cargo Department for further information and/or clarifications:

  • Bandog
  • Caucasian ovcharka
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brazileiros
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Karabash
  • Mastino Napoletano
  • Rottweiler
  • Tosa Inu

Snub-nosed animals

As a precaution, AEGEAN will not accept snub-nosed animals as checked baggage or as air cargo due to their inability to breathe easily and cool themselves down.

The following embargo list of brachycephalic dog breeds is applicable on AEGEAN and Olympic Air flights:

DOGS

  • Boston Terrier
  • Affenpinscher
  • Boxer (All breeds)
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Bulldog (All breeds)
  • Cane Corso
  • Chow Chow
  • Dogue De Bordeaux
  • English Toy Spaniel
  • Japanese Spaniel (Chin)
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Mastiff (All breeds)
  • Pekingese
  • Pit Bull
  • Presa Canario
  • Pug (All breeds)
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Shar Pei
  • Shih Tzu
  • Tibetan Spaniel

CATS

  • Burmese
  • Exotic
  • Himalayan
  • Persian
  • British Shorthair
  • Scottish Fold

Other breeds

For the following breeds, not accepted neither in cabin or in baggage hold, please contact the Cargo Department for further information and/or clarifications:

  • Bandog
  • Caucasian ovcharka
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brazileiros
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Karabash
  • Mastino Napoletano
  • Rottweiler
  • Tosa Inu

Snub-nosed or short-snouted pets are not permitted aboard as they may endure difficulty breathing which may cause excessive stress for the animal.

None.


None.

Air Canada does not accept brachycephalic, snub-nosed or mixed breeds of snub-nosed animals when the breed on the Health Certificate states the following:

Dogs
  • Affenpinscher
  • Boston Terrier
  • Boxer
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Bull Dog (all breeds)
  • Chihuahua – Apple-Headed
  • Chow Chow
  • English Toy Spaniel
  • Japanese Chin
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Pekingese
  • Pug (all breeds)
  • Shih Tzu
  • Shar-Pei
  • Teddy Bear Dog
  • Tibetan Spaniel
Cats
  • British Short hair
  • Burmese
  • Exotic Shorthair
  • Himalayan
  • Persian
  • Scottish Fold

This full embargo applies to pets traveling with Air Canada Cargo, and as checked baggage.


Staffordshire Terrier or American Staffordshire Terriers (pit bulls), Mastiffs and Tosas.

Staffordshire Terrier or American Staffordshire Terriers (pit bulls), Mastiffs and Tosas.

Please note that the following dogs are permitted on cargo flights: pedigree Staffordshire Terriers, pedigree American Staffordshire Terriers, pedigree Tosas and dogs that are similar in morphology to the Rottweiler breed (with or without pedigree).


None.

Dogs
American Pit Bull, American Staffordshire Terrier, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffon, Bull Mastiff, Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Dutch Pug, English Bulldog, English Toy Spaniel, French Bulldog, Japanese Boxer, Japanese Pug, Japanese Spaniel, Pekingese, Pug, Shih Tzu, Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Cats
Burmese, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, Persian.


None.

We don’t accept brachycephalic or snub-nosed dogs of any “mix” as checked pets, such as:

  • Affenpinscher
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Boston Terrier
  • Boxer (all breeds)
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Bulldog (all breeds)
  • Cane Corso
  • Chow Chow
  • Dogue De Bordeaux
  • English Toy Spaniel
  • Japanese Chin
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Mastiff (all breeds)
  • Pekingese
  • Pit Bull
  • Presa Canario
  • Pug (all breeds)
  • Shar Pei
  • Shih Tzu
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Tibetan Spaniel

We don’t accept brachycephalic cats of any “mix” as checked pets, such as:

  • Burmese
  • Persian
  • Himalayan
  • Exotic Shorthair

None.

None.


None.

Dogs​​

  • Boston Terrier
  • French Bulldog
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Deutscher Boxer Boxer
  • Dogue de Bordeaux
  • Griffon belge
  • King Charles Spaniel
  • Petit Brabançon
  • Tibetan Spaniel Spaniel
  • Bouledogue français
  • English bulldog
  • Chin
  • Doguillo
  • English Toy Spaniel
  • Belgian Griffon
  • Pekingese
  • Pug
  • Tibetan Bulldog
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Chinese Shar Pei
  • Dogue de Bordeaux
  • French Bulldog
  • Griffon of Brussels
  • Pekingese
  • Japanese Spaniel

Cats

  • Burmese
  • Persian
  • Exotic Shorthair
  • Himalayo

None.

None.


None.

None.


Animals are not allowed on EasyJet flights, apart from recognized registered guide and assistance dogs.

Animals are not allowed on EasyJet flights.


Animals are not permitted in the cabin of Emirates flights, with the exception of falcons between Dubai and certain destinations in Pakistan, and Guide Dogs for the Blind.

None.


None. 

Frontier does not allow pets to be checked as baggage.


None. 

Dogs: Affenpinscher ,Boston Terrier, Boxer (all breeds), Brussels Griffon, Bull Mastiff, Bulldog (all breeds), Cane corso, Carlino(todaslasrazas), Cavalier Spaniel, Chihuahua, ChiChin japonés, Chow Chow, Dogode Burdeos, English Toy Spaniel, Grifónde Bruselas, Japanese Chin, Japanese Spaniel, King Charles Spaniel, Lhasa-apso, Maltes, Mastiff, Mastín(todaslasrazas), Pekines, Pinscher miniature, Pit bull, Presacanary, Pug, San Bernardo, SharPei, Shich-tzu, EnglhishSpaniel miniature , Tibetan,SpanielYorkshire terrier.

Cats: Burmese, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, Persian.


None. 

DOGS

Affenpinscher, Boston terrier, boxer (all breeds), Brussels griffon, bulldog (all breeds), bull terrier, cavalier King Charles spaniel, Chihuahua (apple-headed), mastiff (all breeds), Lhasa Apso, King Charles spaniel, Pekingese, pug (all breeds), rottweiler, shar pei, shih tzu, Tibetan spaniel and Japanese chin.

CATS

Burmese, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan.


None. 

JetBlue does not ship live animals as cargo or in the bellies of any aircraft.


Animals classified as fighting or dangerous dogs may only be transported in special crates and exclusively in the hold. An exception is made for fighting dogs between the ages of three and six months. 

1. American Pit Bull Terrier
2. American Staffordshire Terrier
3. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
4. Bull Terrier (Miniature Bull Terriers are not classified as fighting dogs)
5. American Bulldog
6. Dogo Argentino
7. Karabash (Kangal) (Anatolian Shepherd Dog)
8. Caucasian Ovcharka (Caucasian Shepherd Dog)
9. Rottweiler

None.


None.

Spirit Airlines does not transport pets in Cargo at any time. 


None.

Sun Country Airlines does not permit pets to fly in the cargo hold of their aircraft as checked baggage.


Dogs that are considered dangerous breeds may only be transported in a suitable cargo crate and are not allowed to be carried in the cabin. Dogs aged between 3 and 6 months old are exempt from this regulation.

  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Bull Terrier (Miniature Bull Terriers are not considered fighting dogs)
  • American Bulldog
  • Caucasian Ovcharka (Caucasian Shepherd Dog)
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Karabash (Kangal Dog) (Anatolian Shepherd Dog)
  • Rottweiler

None.


None.

Dogs

  • Affenpinscher
  • American Bully
  • American Pit Bull Terrier / Pit Bull
  • American Staffordshire Terrier / “Amstaff”
  • Boston Terrier
  • Boxer
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Bulldog (all types)
  • Cavalier King Charles
  • Chow Chow
  • Shih-Tzu
  • English Toy Spaniel / Prince Charles Spaniel
  • Japanese Chin / Japanese Spaniel
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Mastiff (all types)
  • Pekingese
  • Shar Pei / Chinese Shar Pei
  • Pug (all types)
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier / “Staffies"
  • Tibetan Spaniel
  • Chihuahua

Cats

  • Burmese
  • Exotic
  • Himalayan
  • Persian
  • Scottish Fold

Due to international aviation regulations, we do not allow some pets onto our aircraft. Pit bull terriers, American pit bull terriers, bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, Brazilian mastiffs, Rottweilers, Staffordshire bull terriers, Spanish mastiffs, Bordeaux mastiffs, Roman fighting dogs, mastiffs, Tibetan mastiffs, Dobermans, American bulldogs, Caucasian shepherd dogs, Neapolitan mastiffs, and other similar dangerous dogs are not allowed on the aircraft. 

Due to international aviation regulations, we do not allow some pets onto our aircraft. Pit bull terriers, American pit bull terriers, bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, Brazilian mastiffs, Rottweilers, Staffordshire bull terriers, Spanish mastiffs, Bordeaux mastiffs, Roman fighting dogs, mastiffs, Tibetan mastiffs, Dobermans, American bulldogs, Caucasian shepherd dogs, Neapolitan mastiffs, and other similar dangerous dogs are not allowed on the aircraft. 


None. 

Dog Breeds

  • Affenpinscher
  • American Bully
  • American Pit Bull Terrier/Pit Bull
  • American Staffordshire Terrier/"Amstaff"
  • Belgian Malinois
  • Boston Terrier
  • Boxer
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Bulldog
  • American Bulldog
  • English Bulldog
  • French Bulldog
  • Old English Bulldogges
  • Shorty Bulldogs
  • Spanish Alano/Spanish Bulldog/Alano Espanol
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Chow Chow
  • English Toy Spaniel/Prince Charles Spaniel
  • Japanese Chin/Japanese Spaniel
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Mastiff
  • American Mastiff
  • Boerboel/South African Mastiff
  •  Bullmastiff
  • Ca de Bou/Mallorquin Mastiff
  • Cane Corso/Italian Mastiff
  • Dogo Argentino/Argentinian Mastiff
  • Dogue de Bordeaux/French Mastiff
  • English Mastiff
  • Fila Brasileiro/Brazilian Mastiff/Cao de Fila
  • Indian Mastiff/Alangu
  • Kangal/Turkish Kangal
  • Neapolitan Mastiff/Mastino Napoletano
  • Pakastani Mastiff/Bully Kutta
  • Pyrenean Mastiff
  • Presa Canario/Perro de Presa Canario/Dogo Canario/Canary Mastiff
  • Spanish Mastiff / Mastin Espanol
  • Tibetan Mastiff
  • Tosa/Tosa Ken/Tosa Inu/Japanese Mastiff/Japanese Tosa
  • Pekingese
  • Pug
  • Dutch Pug
  • Japanese Pug
  • Shar-Pei/Chinese Shar-Pei
  • Shih-Tzu
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier/"Staffys"
  • Tibetan Spaniel

Cat Breeds

  • Burmese
  • Exotic Shorthair
  • Himalayan
  • Persian

* Including mixed breeds


None. 

None.