What Dogs May be Shipped?
AirlineThe QEPB Foundation's mission is to perpetuate its unique rare breeds into the future. In compiance with recently passed USDA laws, out of state shipping is offered on our puppies sold as potential breeding prospects and those going to be therapy puppies and service dogs. Please inquire for more details. We do not spay or neuter young puppies as pets prior to shipping. Every puppy will be evaluated for its suitability for breeding. Those not meeting the contract stipulations for breeding are required to be spayed or neutered and will be placed as pets.
Airline Shipping Information
Airline shipment available at certain seasons of the year for $450 for small puppies, $550 for larger dogs in the mainland USA. International flights will be figured as the cost of shipping with no added handling fees. Shipping cost includes a veterinary check, vaccines, worming, shipping plastic crate, gas, and airfare. Puppies are not sedated for shipping.
The puppies fly frequently with Delta, American, or Continental airlines during the coldest times of the year or the heat of the summer because they are temperature controlled year-round and pressurized of course in their pet cargo area. We have had no problems with them and the puppies are fine according to the new owners that pick them up. Be sure to check with your breeder to find out if your puppy will arrive in the cargo or passenger area of the airport.
Occasionally your breeder may be able to hand deliver your puppy but there will be a transportation charge for this. We also may use contracted ground shipping from independent agencies. This is typically at a savings for the East coast but about the same or higher than air shipping for the West coast.
Christmas and Winter shipping
We can ship as long as temperatures are 10F or above at any given point of the trip. So if there is a severely cold snap, shipping will be delayed until a warmer day. It usually doesn't stay cold consistently below 10F, so you must be flexible in taking a few days delay to receive your puppy during the coldest months of Winter.
When you have a deadline such as Christmas or a birthday, you can choose to take a chance on the weather being right the day before the special occasion. Or you can get the puppy a little early when the weather is right. If you take a chance on the weather and it ends up being too cold, our breed club will send a Christmas email with a picture of the puppy photo shopped for Christmas with a greeting to the person that is to receive the puppy.
Boarding is available
We will board your puppy as room is available. The daily rate will depend on your breeder. This includes food, care, any necessary immunizations and worming.