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Your dog is so much more than four legs and a tail — they’re members of your family and best friends for life. We’re proud to be the nation’s top-rated and leading service for dog transportation.

Our unique process matches you with a fleet of pre-screened drivers with prior experience at transporting dogs, with strong emphasis on your pet's comfort and safety.

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What determines the cost of American Bulldog shipping

Here's what you need to know about safely transporting your American Bulldog.

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Ground and air travel have different associated costs. Flying is typically the fastest option, but also the most expensive and taxing on your pet.

Travel distance

The further you need to transport your pet, the more it'll cost. If you're using ground transportation, you'll have to factor in fuel costs, lodging, meals on the road and wear-and-tear on your vehicle. These costs are applicable whether you drive the pet yourself or you hire a transporter through CitizenShipper. Airlines charge more for longer plane rides as well. This is due to the cost of fuel and the need compensate pilots and flight attendants.

Pet size

Smaller pets are easier – and less expensive – to transport. If you’re flying your American Bulldog, they’ll need to travel in the cargo hold if they’re over 20 pounds. You’ll also need to buy a USDA-approved crate, which can cost around $200. With ground transport, it’s easier for drivers to accommodate small pets.

Health clearance and travel equipment

The first step to transporting your American Bulldog is ensuring they’re healthy enough to travel. Most species require a vet-issued health certificate to cross state lines. This will cost $50 to $300. You’ll likely need to purchase some equipment too – such as a crate and travel supplies.

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American Bulldog: The Sturdy Companions

Origins and Temperament

The American Bulldog is a descendant of the Old English Bulldog, brought to the southern United States by working-class immigrants to assist with farm work. This breed inherits the courage, strength, and loyalty epitomized by its ancestors. American Bulldogs are known for their confident, affectionate, and protective demeanor, which makes them superb family pets. However, their strong protective instinct and robust energy levels can affect their travel needs, necessitating experienced handling to keep them calm during transportation.

Size and Physical Needs

Typically, American Bulldogs stand between 20 to 28 inches at the shoulder and weigh anywhere from 60 to 120 pounds, with males being larger than females. They require regular exercise to manage their sizable, muscular frame and to burn off energy. Considerate transportation of American Bulldogs should include ample space for them to adjust their position and lie down comfortably, as well as plenty of stops for physical activity to avoid stiffness and stress.

Common Health Considerations

With a lifespan of 10 to 12 years, American Bulldogs face common health issues such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and certain heart conditions. When transporting, it's imperative to have their health documentation at hand—including proof of vaccinations and any veterinarian-issued certificates signaling fitness for travel. Precautionary measures like a comfortable travel crate and stress-reducing practices can help assure a safe journey for these stoic canines.

How to prepare your American Bulldog for transport

At CitizenShipper, we pride ourselves on making pet transportation a breeze. However, there are things you can do ahead of time to make your best friend’s trip safer and more comfortable.

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Talk to your veterinarian

Your pet’s safety is number one – that’s why checking in with your vet before finalizing any travel plans is essential.

Can’t make it to the vet’s office in time? Conveniently video chat with a qualified veterinarian at FirstVet – one of our amazing partners.

Here are the questions you’ll want to ask your vet:

  • Is my pet healthy enough for transport?
  • Is my pet up to date on their vaccines?
  • Is my pet’s microchip still in place and scannable?

Health and Vaccination Records

Essential documents for transporting an American Bulldog include up-to-date vaccination records, a recent health check certificate, and medical history if necessary. Ensure these documents are easily accessible during transit to provide evidence of your pet's health and vaccination status upon request.

Identification and Tracking

Microchips and ID tags linked to an up-to-date database offer the best solution for identification. Consider equipping your American Bulldog with a GPS tracker to monitor their location in real-time throughout the journey for added peace of mind.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

To soothe your American Bulldog during transit, pack their favorite blanket or toy, imbued with familiar scents from home. This can serve as a source of comfort in an otherwise unfamiliar setting, helping to alleviate their stress levels.

Essential pet transport travel supplies include:

  • Food, bowls and fresh water
  • Collars and leashes
  • Waste bags
  • Medication
  • First-aid supplies
  • Any travel documents
  • A secure, USDA-approved travel crate

Traveling to a new place is exciting but stressful for your pet. Pack their favorite toys, a bed or a comfy blanket to help them enjoy their journey. Familiar items remind them of home and will soothe their anxiety.

Tailored Travel Tips for American Bulldog

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Familiarize your Bulldog with their travel crate before departure to create a positive association. Anxiety vests, favorite toys, or the inclusion of a piece of your clothing can also help manage stress. Calming techniques such as soft music or pheromone sprays are known to soothe pets during travel.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Schedule stops for exercise and bathroom breaks every two to three hours during the trip. This regime helps in managing stress and maintains regularity in their elimination patterns. It's vital for the well-being of a muscular breed like the American Bulldog.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Keeping the transportation environment at a comfortable temperature is crucial, particularly for bulldogs, who are prone to overheating due to their short snouts. Provide constant access to fresh water, and never leave your Bulldog unattended in a vehicle, especially on warm days.

Post Transportation Care for your American Bulldog

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Allow your American Bulldog to explore their new environment at their own pace. Familiar items from their previous home will help them feel secure. Ensure they have a quiet space to retreat to where they can adjust gradually.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Keep an eye on your Bulldog's behavior and appetite post-travel. If you notice any irregularities or if they seem overly fatigued, consult a veterinarian. It's better to address any travel-related issues immediately.

Continuing Care and Routine

Reestablishing a regular routine of feeding, walks, and playtime helps your Bulldog settle in. Maintaining consistent care reinforces their sense of security and facilitates their adjustment to the new home environment.

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