April 24, 2012
CSB 12-11Acceptable Animal Breeds for Transport (revised)
United will now accept for transport the animals listed below subject to proper kennelconstruction and acceptable animal behavior.
All stations that accept and handle live animals.
United will now accept animals listed below (6 months and older or weighing more than 20 lbs.)subject to proper kennel construction as described below.(ref: IATA Container Requirements #82). The Cargo Manual will be updated accordingly.Additionally, stations need to ensure the animal is not showing any signs of aggressiveness.This Bulletin supersedes information found in the Cargo Manual / Chapter 5.
American Staffordshire Terriers
Ca de Bou
Perro de Presa Canario
Pit Bull Terriers
Tosa (or Tosa Ken)Kennels meeting Container Requirement #82 can be constructed from wood, metal, syntheticmaterials, weld mesh and wire mesh. The frame of the container must be made from solidwood or metal parts bolted or screwed together. It must be constructed so that it cannot bedamaged from continual biting or scratching at the corners or openings. If the total weight(crate + animal) exceeds 132 lbs. (60 kgs) metal bracing must be added to the frame. Thesides and door must be made of metal or solid wood with proper ventilation openings. Thefront of the container can be made of weld mesh. The mesh must have a diameter that willprevent the animal from protruding its nose or paws to the outside. Ventilation openings mustalso be covered with wire mesh weld that prevents the animal from being able to protrude itsnose or paws to the outside from any opening. Overall the crate must be constructed solidlyand be able to contain the dog inside.