I would never even consider shipping a chin. If they can't be transported in a vehicle, I won't transport them at all.
I have heard of many horror stories of chins dying and suffering a very painful agonizing death when being 'shipped' by plane. The heat and noise in the cargo area of planes is unbearable for animals. I don't know how anyone would ever do that to their furry companion.
Just and FYI: Until just a couple of years ago airlines would list lost or dead animals as luggage!! Not an animal that they killed or lost. There was a dog here in CT just a short time ago that sat in the planes cargo area for hours before the owner demanded they find her dog and she had to be rushed to the vet half dead. The poor dog was dehydrated and in shock. The airline forgot they had a dog on board. It's inhumane.
Some breeders will ship chins, I think it is horrible.
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