Bonnie Parker, on 3rd Feb 2009 - 12:31 AM, said:
i always thought it was 8 weeks, i know of a registered breeder who flew a 7 week, 1 day old puppy a few weeks ago, i questioned him about that, but he said it was legal?
Possibly legal, but a direct breach of the COE - hardly an ethical breeder.
ETA: Thinking on this more, I had a feeling that at least some of the airlines won't fly pups under the age of 8 weeks. Just checked Virgin Blue, and it is certainly the case for them. Haven't looked at Qantas yet.
Of course, I guess that relies on the honesty of the person sending the pup to a degree, since it's unreasonable to expect airline staff to be able to tell the difference between a 7 week old pup and an 8 week old pup.
ETA: AAE (freight for Qantas) are the same - will not accepts pups under 8 weeks of age.
This post has been edited by Allerzeit: 03 February 2009 - 08:15 AM