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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 Leonberger shipping

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

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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 Leonberger, 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 Leonberger 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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Leonberger: The Gentle Giants

Origins and Temperament

The majestic Leonberger has origins in the 19th century German town of Leonberg, developed by crossing the Newfoundland, the Saint Bernard, and the Great Pyrenees. This breed was designed to mimic the lion in the town crest, and its demeanor is as noble as its appearance suggests. Leonbergers are renowned for their gentle, affectionate nature, patience, and friendliness, making them excellent family pets. However, their sensitivity and attachment to their families mean that during travel, special consideration must be given to their emotional needs to prevent anxiety.

Size and Physical Needs

As one of the larger breeds, Leonbergers can weigh between 90 to 170 pounds with imposing heights that range from 25 to 31 inches at the shoulder. Their substantial size means they need ample space during transport and regular periods of exercise to maintain their physical well-being. Additionally, their thick double coats protect them from cold climates but also make them prone to overheating, necessitating temperature-controlled environments during travel.

Common Health Considerations

Leonbergers are prone to certain health issues, such as hip dysplasia, heart disorders, and bloat. It is crucial to have updated health documentation when traveling, which should include a vet check-up to ensure they're fit for transit. Proactive measures, such as restricting food before travel, can prevent bloat and ensure a safe and comfortable journey for your Leonberger.

How to prepare your Leonberger 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

Ensure you have up-to-date health and vaccination records for your Leonberger. These are not only important for maintaining the health of your pet but may also be required for cross-state travel and boarding accommodations. Keep a copy easily accessible during the transit.

Identification and Tracking

A microchip is the most reliable form of identification for your Leonberger. In addition, a collar with tags that contain your contact information and a GPS tracker can offer extra peace of mind during transit.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Pack your Leonberger's favorite blanket or toy to provide comfort through familiar scents. These items can be a touchstone of security in unfamiliar environments and help keep stress levels low.

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 Leonberger

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Travel can be stressful for a Leonberger. Providing a blanket or bed with the scent of home can offer reassurance. Anxiety vests or calming pheromone sprays may also be useful. Don't forget to include their favorite toys for distraction and comfort.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Schedule regular stops for exercise and bathroom breaks. Ideally, these should occur every 2-3 hours to allow your Leonberger to stretch their legs and relieve themselves, which helps to manage stress and prevent accidents.

Temperature Control and Hydration

A climate-controlled environment is essential to prevent overheating. Regular access to water is also crucial for your Leonberger's hydration, especially on long journeys.

Post Transportation Care for your Leonberger

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Give your Leonberger time to explore and become accustomed to its new environment. Sticking to a routine similar to what they had before can help them settle in with greater ease and comfort.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Observe your Leonberger closely after travel for any signs of stress or ill health. If there are any concerns, consulting a vet should be a priority to address any issues that might have arisen during transit.

Continuing Care and Routine

Quickly re-establishing a regular routine, including feeding and exercise, is vital for your Leonberger's sense of security. Continued care, such as brushing their thick coat and providing consistent affection, will reassure them that they are in a safe and loving environment.

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