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    Default Shipping a bully

    Im in love with this breeder from
    GA and I live in CO Ive been wanting a second bully for long and the breeder is willing to ship her to CO. Does this sound like a good idea or should I travel to get her myself? Have some of you done the shipping a puppy thing? How does it work?

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    I live in Chicago and my first bully duchess was shipped to me from Oklahoma at 8 weeks with no issue and it cost about $300 two years ago. I imported duke from Hungary at 12 weeks he was shipped to me and had to take two airplanes and again had no issue and I believe it cost about $1k. There are also nanny services that will fly with the dog - this is considerably more, there are also ground services that will drive the pup. There are flight restriction I believe they can't fly a bulldog above 72 degrees. So it can be tricky May- September. Duke was flown to me from Hungary in June without issue. As long as it's a reputable breeder and they have shipped puppies you should have no issue. Good luck!

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    Personally, I would never buy from a breeder who ships dogs. I just think that it is wrong and dangerous for a bulldog.
    I also think that you should see the dog in person before you buy it and you should check out the breeder in person too. See their facility and how they care for their bulldogs.

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    The Breeder sent Elmo to me by ground transport, We met the gentleman about 30min. from home. He drives an 18 wheeler to transport puppies to their new home, his rig is air conditioned and has a real clean truck for the puppies, it cost me $200.00. But I received my Chihuahua by plane 3 years ago, she did Great. I am sure your Baby will be fine. Susan Moore

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    IMO I would never have a bully shipped from an airplane… it's way too risky!!! Many airlines refuse to ship bullies because of their compromised breathing issues. I agree w/ @Carol Baker it's best to see the dog in person to make sure they are healthy and a good match for your family.

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    Default Re: Shipping a bully

    Quote Originally Posted by My Otis View Post
    The Breeder sent Elmo to me by ground transport, We met the gentleman about 30min. from home. He drives an 18 wheeler to transport puppies to their new home, his rig is air conditioned and has a real clean truck for the puppies, it cost me $200.00. But I received my Chihuahua by plane 3 years ago, she did Great. I am sure your Baby will be fine. Susan Moore
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    I looked into shipping Daisy when I got her. I was just too concerned about how long she would be in the crate let alone how scary it would be for her to be away from mom & sisters for the 1st time. I also checked into flying her in the cabin with me. The airlines I checked wouldn't allow any type of bulldog over 8 weeks in the cabin. I drove 17 hours each way to pick her up. Breeder let us stay overnight at his house instead of going to hotel so we could bond with Daisy and get to know her mom. It was a long drive but it was worth it in my opinion.

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    I agree with Sue above. I would make the trip to pick her up or meet the breeder half way. My nephew bought a baby from a breeder in Montana and he lives in L.A. and they met in Utah.

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    Charley flew from Oklahoma to Seattle, WA. It was risky so I was a nervous wreck, but ground transport was more than I could afford and I was concerned about a driver taking care of him for several days. Charley actually did fine in the plane. He doesn't have breathing issues, so I'm sure that helped. I was really amazed he didn't have an accident in his crate. I think he was in there about 12 hours and he was just a little over 7 months old. It seems like I did everything wrong but ended up with the perfect bully for us.




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    Default Re: Shipping a bully

    No no no no no no no no!!!

    DO NOT ever ship a bulldog (or any dog for that matter!).

    Go pick him up. It is not a safe environment for bullies especially, because it's not temperature controlled.

    And honestly, I would be VERY weary of any bullie breeder that would even suggest shipping him!!


    (also, there are pet airlines that specialize in flying a pet safely to you. It may be cheaper/more efficient to look into one of those)

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    I had to come back to say No again to shipping a dog. I just don't understand why anyone would consider it. You wouldn't ship a child so why ship a dog?
    I don't need a dog bad enough that I would need to go beyond my driving range and have one shipped. The right dog will show up within the region that you can travel to.

    A good breeder is going to want to meet potential owners to make sure they are suitable, our breeder asked us all kinds of questions when we first met her. She wanted to be sure her pups went to good homes.

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    Default Re: Shipping a bully

    You guys are right. Thank u so much.

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