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I have been trying to find a decent breeder down here in southern california and I have not had too much luck. I was wondering if anyone had there havanese shipped to them by airplane? and how did it go? thanks in advance.
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I would highly recommend going to pick up your puppy if at all possible.

Shipping a dog is not good for the puppy, and many breeders wont do it.

American Airlines has pretty good rates sometimes, and they allow pets. (not sure what other carriers accept pets)
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I am surprised you are having a hard time~
I know of a few breeders in that area, who have you contacted?


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mop top, I tried one in la habra and a few that were not going to be ready, and most from northern california. but I am still looking.
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I had my dog flown in from Florida.I do not regret it at all.He flew in on Delta Airlines as that is what the breeder set up.The people at the airlines took very good care of Quincy and he was almost a celebrity!He had some pee stains on his feet and on his mustache.He had no messes in his crate.I drove 2 hours just to reach the airport,and 2 hours back home.When I got him home,I gave him a bath,and the rest is history as they say.......Of course,if I could have actually drove somewhere and picked up a puppy I would have-that is the ideal way,however for some it is impossible.I had only found 2 breeders in my state,and 1 was not returning calls,the other did not have the pup for me and my family situation.I actually searched the surrounding states before committing to the pup I have.It is scary-no doubt-and for me,I got lucky!I did alot of checking.....checking on testing,checking on the co-breeders etc.There are so many people out there ready to take advantage and bad breeders,that it really is buyer beware!If you choose to buy a pup and have it flown in to you,the airport really is the least of your concerns......make sure the person is a reputable breeder and they are who they say they are.I did take out insurance on Quincy for the amount of purchase....it cost like 10.00 and gave me some piece of mind.I know there are alot of breeders who do not ship their puppies,and that's their decision,but I'm glad a few good ones do or people like me wouldn't be able to get a havanese puppy.

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Jodi, love the new pic of Princess all spruced up.
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I had my dog flown in, it was a 12 hr flight to get to me (a couple of lay- overs at some big airports). But I talked to one of my friends who is in charge of a big airport and he said they take good care of animals at the airports and lots of animals travel on airplanes.
It made me very nervous, though, it was a long 12 hours. When he arrived I did not know what to expect. He was very clean looking, and he looked scared. He was healthy, no problems there.
I can e-mail you some pictures of what he looked like when he got off the plane, if you would like.
Within an hour, I think he had forgotten about his flight, and was playing with us.
He does seem to have a separation anxiety problem, sometimes I wonder if it could be from the long flight to get here, or it could just be him, or maybe we caused it, I really don't know.
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Jodi, love the new pic of Princess all spruced up.
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I got Cosmo from a breeder who flew him to me . She told me not to worry she flies her dogs all the time ..He flew on Continental .
He was clean and neat when I got hm . He was in good health as well but I think he was little anxious ..
I knew where he was all the time he had a layover on the trip and they told me exactly where he was and when he would be boarded .
The breeder was waiting to hear he arrived safelyand she picked up the phone on the first ring . it is not ideal but it worked out well for me . I just could not wait another 9 months for a puppy ..
If you wish to PM me I woll be happy to answer any questions ..
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I also was informed of the take off time,could "track"him and know exactly where he was at all times,and my breeders wanted a call to know he arrived safe and sound.He didn't seem out of sorts at all.He was just lying in his crate waiting for us,ever so patiently.He was taken out and got to run and play in the grass,go potty etc.He was awesome-and still is!

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