German Shorthaired Pointer dog Transport Service

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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.

Successful German Shorthaired Pointer transports from our marketplace

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Daniela Ramos shipped ScoutLong Beach, CAKalispell, MTrating1333 mi$1,300.00
Sarah Mastropietro shipped EleanorPlainview, ARRehoboth, MArating1502 mi$1,000.00
John Bush shipped PuppyGillsville, GAPensacola, FLrating387 mi$250.00
Tina shipped ChipSan Diego, CAMyakka City, FLrating2480 mi$1,000.00
Taryn Rummel shipped TigerHurlburt Field, FLHamilton, MTrating2328 mi$1,200.00
Kelly Grimes shipped RubyOrofino, IDPerry, OHrating2147 mi$1,798.00
Jaina Thurston shipped GooseSalt Lake City, UTOakland, CArating730 mi$500.00
Alan Finney shipped Tink And LucyLas Vegas, NVMinneapolis, MNrating1657 mi$1,000.00
Dannie shipped RockyShoshone, IDNew York, NYrating2367 mi$1,500.00

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What determines the cost of German Shorthaired Pointer shipping

Here's what you need to know about safely transporting your German Shorthaired Pointer.

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Mode of transportation

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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.

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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.

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Pet size

Smaller pets are easier – and less expensive – to transport. If you’re flying your German Shorthaired Pointer, 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.

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Health clearance and travel equipment

The first step to transporting your German Shorthaired Pointer 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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German Shorthaired Pointer: The Athletic Companions

Origins and Temperament

The German Shorthaired Pointer, a versatile hunter bred in Germany during the 19th century, is known for its intelligence, energy, and friendly nature. Initially developed to assist hunters, this breed embodies robustness and versatility, now widely adored as both a capable sporting dog and a loyal family pet. Their eagerness to please and sociable temperament can greatly influence their travel needs, as they may exhibit separation anxiety if away from their owners for long periods or may struggle with confinement if not properly conditioned.

Size and Physical Needs

Averaging between 45 to 70 pounds, the German Shorthaired Pointer's size and substantial exercise requirements necessitate ample space and opportunities for physical activity during travel. Vital to their well-being, these dogs should be transported in spacious carriers or vehicles providing freedom of movement. Their innate athleticism calls for additional stops and exercise during extended trips to satisfy their high energy levels.

Common Health Considerations

Common health concerns for the breed include hip dysplasia, bloat, and ear infections. For travel, health documentation like vaccination records and a recent vet check-up are prerequisites to ensure they're fit to travel. Preventative steps, such as a secure, comfortable travel crate and regular monitoring, are crucial to safe and stress-free transport.

How to prepare your German Shorthaired Pointer 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 include up-to-date vaccination proof against rabies, distemper, and other conditions. These records should always be handy during transit to comply with state regulations and guarantee the pet's safe passage.

Identification and Tracking

A German Shorthaired Pointer must have proper identification, such as a collar tag with contact information and a microchip. Additionally, consider a GPS tracker to monitor their location during travel for added peace of mind.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

To ensure a comforting atmosphere, include items like their favorite blanket or a piece of clothing with the owner's scent. These familiar elements can have a soothing effect on the dog amidst the stresses of travel.

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 German Shorthaired Pointer

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Invest in an anxiety vest if the German Shorthaired Pointer shows signs of stress or introduce calming supplements as recommended by a vet. Items like chew toys or long-lasting treats can also be a distraction from the unfamiliar rhythms of travel.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Plan for regular stops to allow for exercise and bathroom breaks, at least once every 4-6 hours, keeping in line with the dog's usual routine and helping to manage their high energy levels.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Create a comfortable microenvironment within the vehicle, mindful of ventilation and temperature, tailored to the short coat of the German Shorthaired Pointer. Keep a supply of fresh water available to maintain hydration throughout the journey.

Post Transportation Care for your German Shorthaired Pointer

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Upon arrival, gradually introduce the German Shorthaired Pointer to their new environment, letting them explore at their own pace to build confidence and familiarity with their new home.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

After transport, observe the dog for any signs of discomfort or illness. Contact a vet if you notice unusual behaviors or symptoms that persist beyond the acclimatization period.

Continuing Care and Routine

Reestablishing a consistent daily routine around feeding, exercise, and rest is vital for a German Shorthaired Pointer's sense of security. Consistency in these areas will reinforce stability and comfort in their new environment.

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