Category 1 dogs, as defined by the French Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, are not permitted for transport in the cabin, or as baggage or cargo. These so-called “attack dogs” do not belong to a particular breed but are similar in morphology to the following: Staffordshire Terrier or American Staffordshire Terriers (pit bulls), Mastiffs and Tosas.
Category 2-defined dogs are permitted for transport on cargo flights provided by Air France. These include the following breeds: pedigree Staffordshire Terriers, pedigree American Staffordshire Terriers, pedigree Tosas and dogs that are similar in morphology to the Rottweiler breed (with or without pedigree).
To transport a Category 2 dog, please contact the customer service department for freight. To find the contact information of the center nearest you, please visit
the “Contact” page of the AIR FRANCE KLM Cargo
website and click on the map. Upon request and subject to availability, Category 2 dogs can travel on the same flight as their owner.
Please note: a certified cage is mandatory.
For more information, please visit the French Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (in French).
Print the mandatory form “Conditions for transporting a dog or cat in the hold”
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