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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Shipping cost EU to North America

Can anyone give me a ballpark price on the cost of shipping a 8 - 9 week old GSD puppy from Europe to Canada - USA.


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A lot, most likely more than you pay for the puppy. Then they only deliver to certain airports, not all internationals. Then you will need to pay ground transport to where you are.

Seriously, your best option is for either yourself or someone you trust to fly to Europe and bring the puppy back. If you play your cards right, you might even get to stay a couple of days.
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Thanks for your reply MineAreWorkingline. So if the pup is travelling with you the cost is much less I gather? Can a 8 - 9 week old pup stay in the cabin or is it in placed in one of the pressurized compartment areas? Novice here.


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Just to give you an idea...Westjet...charged me...(freight, I didn't travel) 120.00 plus tax to ship 7 canaries from Ontario to Nova Scotia, last year. I had to provide my own crate for the breeder to ship.

Are they just Canada wide?
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>>Pets travelling on their own (as cargo)
WestJet Cargo accepts pets travelling on their own. If you wish to transport an unaccompanied pet, please contact WestJet Cargo for rates and information at 1-866-952-2746 (1-866-WJCARGO). <<

I think they have a policy about what months pets can travel, our cutoff because birds are so fragile was Oct. 31. I got mine on Oct. 18.
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Thanks for your reply MineAreWorkingline. So if the pup is travelling with you the cost is much less I gather? Can a 8 - 9 week old pup stay in the cabin or is it in placed in one of the pressurized compartment areas? Novice here.


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Not 100% sure but I have been told they can fly in the cabin with you. Are you shipping in only one? I think if you bring in more than two you will also have to deal with customs but I am in the US so things can be different. There can be significant shipping savings if you and a friend ship pups together.
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Good info here. Thanks.


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Can anyone give me a ballpark price on the cost of shipping a 8 - 9 week old GSD puppy from Europe to Canada - USA.


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I was quoted €2000 to ship my pup from Germany to the UK, so I'm guessing it would be dearer to ship to Canada.

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Not 100% sure but I have been told they can fly in the cabin with you. Are you shipping in only one? I think if you bring in more than two you will also have to deal with customs but I am in the US so things can be different. There can be significant shipping savings if you and a friend ship pups together.

Only one animal can ride in the cabin per passenger, and it's crate has to fit under the seat. Even our canaries, only one was allowed to ride in cabin with his owner, the rest went as freight.
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I was quoted €2000 to ship my pup from Germany to the UK, so I'm guessing it would be dearer to ship to Canada.

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Wow! That's roughly US$2200 for shipping a pup from Germany to the UK. I can't imagine what it would cost to ship it across the pond. That's about the cost of a European working line pup that you can purchase here in the States. My Czech working line was 2,000 bucks. If I'm paying over 4000 dollars for a pup, he better be able to do my taxes for me.

If you do a quick search, you can find several sites that ship pets. I didn't want to list site names in case it wasn't allowed. But it looks like it could cost up to 400 dollars-ish for in cabin travel. And some airlines don't allow puppies in the cabin...I assume because its not potty trained and the smell will waft thru the air and passengers will complain. You'll have to do your own research on that. Germany to the States/Canada is about a 10 hour flight. There's no way a puppy can hold it that long. Anyway, good luck.
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Only one animal can ride in the cabin per passenger, and it's crate has to fit under the seat. Even our canaries, only one was allowed to ride in cabin with his owner, the rest went as freight.
Yes, but if nobody is going to fly over and back. Putting two pups in a carrier and splitting the shipping with a friend can be a cost saving mood.
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