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Shipping a Pitbull Puppy

Learn how breeders ship a pit bull puppy across state lines.

The American pitbull terrier is a beautiful dog, with many variations. Colloquially known as the “pitbull”, the terrier is a quintessential American breed. It should come as no surprise that Americans are known for the best breeds in the industry, but not every breeder is local.

Blue nose pitbull breeders tend to seek out areas where they can own a great deal of land at a relatively low cost. They need somewhere for the animals to roam and socialize, that isn’t too far removed so the dogs can get some exposure to city elements (like cars or people). Places like Florida, parts of California and other states with large rural areas are some of the most common places for breeders to settle.

Fortunately, it’s not difficult to ship a pitbull if you’re from a place like Boston.

How Shipping Animals Works

First, it’s important to dispel some myths about shipping animals. Dogs are usually not put to sleep for flights, even long ones. All dogs are packed into plastic crates approved for air travel, and every crate is outfitted with a food and water dish so the puppy can stay nourished throughout the trip.

There are also strict requirements regarding shipping animals set forth by the various institutions that can mail animals across state lines. UPS, for instance, won’t allow shipping to take longer than 24 hours. There is also special plastic containers that breeders must when they offer bluenose pitbull puppies for sale across state lines. This helps prevent moisture from leaking (either from the dog urinating, or the water dish). Ventilation holes should also be cut as needed.