Anatolian Shepherd Dog puppy Sultan has a long journey ahead, from France, via the UK, and all the way to Sri Lanka.

Animalcouriers accompanied him to the vet’s office in Rodez yesterday morning, where the final documents were signed and stamped. Then it was a final goodbye to Sultan’s lovely breeder, and off we headed towards Calais.

To meet Sri Lankan entry and quarantine requirements. we’ll travel non stop from Calais this evening in Animalcouriers’ special quarantine van straight to London’s Heathrow airport. Sultan will stay in the quarantine section of the airport’s animal reception centre, ready to fly on Thursday morning.

Sultan is only four months old but already weighs over 27kg! He's all about love and cuddles and courier S is making sure he gets plenty of both.

Sultan is only four months old but already weighs over 27kg! He’s all about love and cuddles and courier S is making sure he gets plenty of both.

We woke to a scene from a Christmas card in Saint Flour this morning

We woke to a scene from a Christmas card in Saint Flour this morning