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Generally speaking, it is best for Tamaskan puppies to travel by car, despite possible carsickness, as it is usually more relaxing and you can stop to take breaks / stretch legs as necessary, on your own time. We recommend using towels and blankets to cover the area where the puppies will be, to protect the seats from the effects of carsickness (drooling or vomiting) and to also bring paper towels with you.

For international long-distance travel (for instance, to Canada or the USA) transport by car is not an option; therefore, puppies travel by plane.

Some airlines allow small dogs and cats to travel (accompanied) in the passenger cabin inside a soft carry-bag, which must fit within specified dimensions (each airline sets their own dimensions). The universal standard for most airlines is that the pet + carry bag (combined weight) must weigh less than 8 kg (approx 18 lbs).


At 8-9 weeks old, most male Tamaskan puppies are close to this weight limit and some large male puppies will be slightly over. However, a small male puppy or average-size female puppy will usually be within the weight limit.

However, this is 8-9 week old age limit is usually only for domestic flights (within the USA) rather than intercontinental flights (from Europe to the USA) as puppies usually must be 16+ weeks old to travel in the passenger cabin on intercontinental flights, in which case they are too large to travel in a soft-sided bag (by 16 weeks old, they usually weigh around 16kg).

If a puppy is slightly over the weight limit (including the weight of the carry case) it usually isn't a big problem, depending on the airline/staff on duty, as they will usually allow about 1kg of leeway. However, any puppy that is significantly over the specified weight/size limit (more than 1kg over the weight limit) must travel in an IATA transport crate in the cargo area of the airplane. The dimensions of the crate depend on the size of the puppy.


Transport costs are not included in the puppy purchase price because the cost of transport depends on the method of transport, as well as the destination. The cost of the soft carry-bag (for travel in the passenger cabin) is approximately 60 euros and the cost of transport in the passenger cabin depends on the destination/airline: cost of round-trip human ticket + 50-150 euros for pet (one-way).

The cost of the IATA transport crate is approximately 110 euros (depending on the exact size and brand) and the cost of cargo transport depends if the puppy is traveling accompanied (with a human on board the flight: cost of round-trip human ticket + 50-150 euros for pet one-way) or unaccompanied (manifest cargo shipping: cost depends on destination and crate size).


It is important to keep in mind the national regulations for importing puppies as well as the airline regulations. While most airlines follow the same rules as the national regulations, which varies depending on the country, some airlines will only transport puppies that are aged 10+ weeks old, while others will only transport puppies that are aged 12+ weeks old. Some airlines will only transport puppies that are 15+ or 16+ weeks old.

Whenever possible, we try to ensure that puppies are able to fly as young as possible (usually 10 weeks old). This is because it is less stressful for puppies to travel internationally at a younger age, in the sense that they soon forget the stress of the journey, so it has less of a long-term traumatic impact and they tend to recover much faster.

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