Harley carries the recessive gene for EIC, but is not symptomatic, himself.
Process & Procedures
1. The best way to begin is for you to personally bring your dog to us, if at all possible. This way we can meet in person, you can view Harley for yourself, and you can be assured of the care your dam will receive.
2. In coming to our location in person is unworkable for you, then we will receive your dam being shipped to us. Please read below about shipping your dog.
3. For practical business purposes, we will not ship Harley. He needs to be here so that he is always available to stud.
4. Your Labrador will be housed either with our veterinary or K & L Kennels as per your preference. Your dam will receive the best care, and breeding will be handled at our Veterinary Clinic.
5. Harley is available for Natural Breeding or for Fresh, Fresh Chilled, or Frozen Semen Breeding
6. If you need to ship your dam for natural breeding, you may wish to consider using a service such as PetRelocation.
Airline Regulations Have Changed for Shipment of Dogs
If you are familiar with the industry it will come as no surprise to hear that the major airlines have run into challenges for shipment of dogs during the past year. Because of these problems, there are a few important shipping changes you need to know about regarding shipping your dogs via airline.
On many major airlines, the temperature restrictions have changed.
Previously, dogs were shipped at somewhere between 15 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Under new rules, the required temperature is between 20 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit for the entire duration of the dog’s journey, including layovers. This means that if your dog has a layover, every airport involved in the journey is required to register within those temp restrictions. The point? This means that shipment can be a challenge during the winter and summer seasons. Customers need to plan accordingly.
Most, if not all, “Dash” shipping options have been eliminated.
In standard shipping. flights were typically chosen and arranged where each flight had at least two hours between the connecting flights. This made allowances for the flight staff to more easily transfer your dog between flights.
Under the Dash Shipment rules, customers were allowed to have just one hour between connecting flights. It was generally more expensive, but it certainly was handy when dealing with tight connections and smaller airports. Now, dash shipments have been phased out. This means that catching very early flights (3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m.) is no longer a viable choice. Dog shipping customers will now be constrained to try to arrive late morning or in the early to mid-afternoon to our nearest airports.
Due to the above-stated changes, booking flights can be more troublesome.
In the past, one could book flights with a phone call. Fewer and fewer airports offer this convenience. Many now exclusively employ the use of web-based booking services. Arrangements could be made with flights booked and shipped on the same day, sometimes even within a couple of hours.
There were formerly no temperature restrictions imposed, so air shipping was a convenient option for those residing in much of the southern part of the country or in Alaska. Many now face an epic dilemma regarding paperwork and planning.
- Often, flights with all corresponding paperwork must now be booked 5 days in advance.
- Many airlines also require that pictures of your dog must be taken next to the dog’s shipping crate and submitted along with all aforementioned paperwork by email on the day you are booking the flight(s). Understandably, this allows the airline up to 5 days to review your submission and to approve your booking.
- Obviously, one must allow more lead time and be prepared to jump through more hoops to ship your dogs via airline.
Fortunately, some still do not have temperature restrictions when shipping dogs, particularly at more of the smaller airports. While the better temperatures are, in fact, better for your dog, they aren’t always necessary. However, one should still use wisdom and good judgment on your pet’s behalf when shipping in extremely hot or cold temps.
These changes will undoubtedly complicate the shipping preparations for some. It is going to require more investigation, a little extra forethought, better planning, and probably more discussions with airline representatives. One should not be the least bit surprised if there are fewer dogs being shipped via airline, and more ground shipping used for transporting our beloved pets.
If you require assistance with shipping your dam, you may wish to consider using a professional service like PetRelocation.