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    Default New Transport Rules for Qantas????

    Has anyone heard of this around the traps????

    All Brachycephalic breeds (full bred only so crosses of these can travel.)

    What is more they have pictures of these breeds at the front counters so the
    staff can recognize them and we will be lucky to try to pass them off as cross
    breeds.

    Bull dog (English, French, British)

    Pugs

    Pekingese

    Pit Bull Terriers

    Boston Terriers

    Japanese Chin

    Dangerous Dogs.

    Brazillian Fila (They obviously don't know they are banned here.)

    Japanese Tosa

    Dogo Argentian

    American Pit Bull

    American Staffordshire

    Pit Bull Terrier

    Other Restrictions.

    Puppies under 12 weeks of age (12 weeks is the Qantas stated policy)

    Dogs showing aggression or of an aggressive nature.

    Dogs showing excessive signs of chewing or cage destruction.
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    Is this for domestic or overseas flights?

    Regulations for domestic flights don't seem to have changed at all.

    Fly - Baggage - Travelling with Pets

    Australian Air Express - What You Need To Know

    I've certainly flown Pugs before with no problems. This included an 8 week old Pug puppy. However I've always used a direct flight, usually early morning and I would never fly a dog during hot weather if it could be avoided. Did it once with a Deerhound and never again.

    The only restrictions I could find related to Pit Bulls and salt water fish.

    One very odd regulation does single out Staffordshire Bull Terriers. They must travel in a non chewable container. Perhaps other breeds don't chew?

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    Its all true.

    People need to get their fingers typing and let Quantas know how ridiculous it is.


    The lists : ( you'll also note that the Amstaff has been listed as a dangerous breed and that there 3 different names for one breed of dog)

    Brachycephalic (Snub nosed) Dogs (Full bred only)

    Bull dog (English, French, British)
    Pugs
    Pekingese
    Pit bull terriers
    Boston terriers
    Japanese Chin

    Dangerous Dogs (Fuil and cross bred)

    Brazilian Fila
    Japanese Tosa
    Dogo Argentian
    American Pit bull
    American Staffordshire
    Pitt bull terrier

    Other restrictions

    Puppies under 12 weeks of age (12 weeks is the Qantas stated poriry)
    Dogs showing aggression or of an aggressive nature
    Dogs showing excessive signs of chewing or cage destruction.
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    Some of those rescrictions have always been around, haven't they?

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    I know that Qantas killed a boston terrier that belonged to a friend, but they left it out in the sun, and I think that would have killed most dogs.

    They take no responsibility for the safe arrival of your pet and some baggage handlers make no effort to keep them in the shade or out of the weather either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Some of those rescrictions have always been around, haven't they?
    Pups to be over 12 weeks is certainly new. It used to be 8 weeks. My Sheltie Kenna was 9 weeks when she flew from Sydney to Cairns in 2008. It was a direct flight and she was happy and full of beans on arrival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I know that Qantas killed a boston terrier that belonged to a friend, but they left it out in the sun, and I think that would have killed most dogs.

    They take no responsibility for the safe arrival of your pet and some baggage handlers make no effort to keep them in the shade or out of the weather either.
    This is why I always insist on a direct flight. I'd never thought about it until I flew from Melbourne to Cairns with a stop over in Brisbane. I saw two trailers loaded with crated dogs and cats waiting in direct sunlight for a connecting flight. They were still there when our plane left.

    I must say I had nothing but praise for the Quantas staff in both Melbourne and Cairns when I flew my Deerhound Weyland up here in 2004. I had Weyland's crate specially made as none of the hire crates were tall enough for him to stand up in. We travelled on the same plane and it was a direct flight. The minute Weyland was off the plane staff placed his crate in front of fans and filled his water container. As soon as I arrived and took him out of his crate staff produced bowls of water. My 16 year old cat was also taken straight to the air conditioned office as soon as she was unloaded.

    Probably the worst horror story I heard concerned a Mastiff bitch sent from Melbourne to Perth. The pet transport company had booked the bitch on a plane that wasn't large enough to fit the crate standing upright. The crate was loaded on it's side. By the time the plane reached Perth the poor bitch was in a very bad way. I believe they lost her on the way to the Vet.

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