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by Acameron on 31 October 2019 - 15:10

I was curious if anyone could share based on recent experience rough estimates, excluding cost of the dog, what it would cost to ship/import a single german shepherd from either the Czech republic or Germany to Dallas, Texas.

by hexe on 31 October 2019 - 16:10

Adult or pup? Shipping alone as cargo, or as excess baggage for someone traveling back from Europe to the US?


by Jenni78 on 31 October 2019 - 18:10

From CZ, it's less. I just (April of this year) shipped a large male from CZ to O'hare for around 1300
usd, IIRC. From Germany, it's at least $1800usd. I paid $1800 to get Madox, one of my studs, here over 3 years ago. From CZ, I really like R-Cargo. They have always done a great job at a super reasonable price.

The most recent dog I have shipped was from Slovakia to Chicago, a pretty good size female, Jessy Dambldor, and paid a bit over 900eu for that. Now, that was on a weekend and I wasn't allowed to broker her myself because the local office was closed, so I had to pay a customs broker on top of that (that is paid on a percentage of your purchase price). I highly recommend Ellen Chance with Jean Duncan Customs Brokers. She operates out of GA but can handle most larger cities.

by Acameron on 31 October 2019 - 18:10

Young dog around 10mos old. I think shipped as cargo (I hate the sound of that). We are not doing a round trip to pick her up. From what I've found that is the only option with the domestic airlines I'm familiar with. We have never bought a dog outside the US and are deciding if it's worth the extra work vs. Getting a more local offspring of an imported dog.

by Blksableworkingdogs on 31 October 2019 - 19:10

I just imported two male pups in September, they shipped in one crate, cost from Czech was $1,300

I used this company below and I just cant say enough good things about Pavel Kliment, Im telling you he took care of EVERYTHING and constantly kept me updated.

Pavel Kliment

Animal Transport Worldwide


Nova Ves 61, Mratin

250 63 Praha -vychod

Czech Republic

tel.+420 315 601 205

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by duke1965 on 01 November 2019 - 01:11

Germany is heavily under influence of animal right activists and they make you ship a medium size dog in a crate for a little pony, take Prague or amsterdam, so would advice petr novotny or animals to fly

by Centurian on 01 November 2019 - 07:11

$ 1300. for two pups . Wowwww For that cost , I would suggest checking into a round trip airline ticket cost with additional cost of taking two pups back with you as excess baggage as I did with some ailrlines. Even if the cost is about the same as having them shipped to you , IMOp you have a major, major , major advantage : you can evaluate the pups before you finalize the sale ! I have never bought a pup from Europe and I have gotten bought many from Europe without , having flown and brought the dog back myself .. just saying.. I avoid at all costs any broker too , whom may also be getting a piece of the action on the sale . IMOp if people would do this , if the dog is that valuable to them to do this .. IMOP ... there would not be so much gripping on this PDB about how people got ripped off... again , just saying ...

by jillmissal on 01 November 2019 - 11:11

I've imported several from Europe and the shipping cost was always more than the purchase price of the dog. It's just the way it is. Personally I find the dog is safer as designated cargo rather than as 'baggage' - I did some horse handling on airlines and it's much nicer for the animals if it's a cargo plane. That way they travel in the cabin rather than in the cargo hold.

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by Western Rider on 01 November 2019 - 11:11

Centurian The broker Jenni78 was talking about was a custom service broker. You cannot go without paying Customs their due now can we.

by Klossbruhe on 01 November 2019 - 12:11

I did not think much of Animals to Fly out of Amsterdam. They used a huge wooden crate for my 13 month GSD not sanded, wood slivers were possible. They were not cheaper than Pet Air or Gradlyn both of whom I have had much better experience with. Lufthansa and United have excellent facilities in Chicago when your dog lands and very careful in flight care. I would go with them if given a choice.


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