Super-size Sultan sets off for Sri Lanka

Super-size Sultan sets off for Sri Lanka

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

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  1. guineapigsqueak March 26, 2014 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    That’s a furry pretty scene and a rather lovely dog too!
    The Pigs xx

    • Animalcouriers March 26, 2014 at 5:34 pm - Reply

      Courier S did rather enjoy looking out at the scene but was pleased it was melting as it fell 😉

      • guineapigsqueak March 26, 2014 at 5:52 pm - Reply

        Yes you certainly wouldn’t want snow to settle, that can make eating grass… and travelling… rather difficult!
        The Pigs xx

  2. Will and Eko March 26, 2014 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    What an adorable face, safe travels!

  3. Jovina Coughlin March 26, 2014 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Wow that is quite a trip for that big puppy.

  4. Russel Ray Photos March 26, 2014 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Saint Flour looks a little too cold for me!………lol

    • Animalcouriers March 26, 2014 at 5:36 pm - Reply

      Yes, courier S was pleased to be heading to slightly warmer shores 😉

  5. easyweimaraner March 26, 2014 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful pup! I’ve read about this famous breed, Sultan is really a fabulous guy. I’m glad St. Flour is far away, but it’s very cold here too :o)

    • Animalcouriers March 26, 2014 at 5:36 pm - Reply

      They are majestic beasts! It seems to be cold everywhere at the moment – proper spring, please 😉

  6. crazytraintotinkytown March 26, 2014 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    As you know I have a very very soft spot for Karabash & Anatolians; (sigh) maybe one day!

  7. purrfectkitties March 26, 2014 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful doggie! 🙂

  8. pawedblog March 26, 2014 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    oh I wouldn’t have any bother giving Sultan all of the hugs he needs 😉 Aww and so jealous of the snow, so pretty!
    Hugs, Carrie (Myfie, Ellie and Millie) x

    • Animalcouriers March 27, 2014 at 9:21 am - Reply

      He does make you want to cuddle! We’ll be happy when it’s gone – might look nice but does make travelling difficult at times 😉

  9. davidprosser March 26, 2014 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    It’s too early for Christmas to be back again no matter how quickly the years pass at my age. Banish that snow immediately.

  10. mykidhaspawsblog March 26, 2014 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful dog!

  11. LifeOfBun March 26, 2014 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    Woaa dreamy 🙂 we didn’t really have snow this year! One day. Snow is messy but I love it!

    • Animalcouriers March 27, 2014 at 9:23 am - Reply

      It was a very mild winter – made us happy! Snow is for holidays 😉

  12. Boomdeeadda March 27, 2014 at 3:49 am - Reply

    Heavens ! That is a far way. I hope Sultan doesn’t have to make pit stops in the Middle East at all. Or even the African continent. It’s all so unsettling there now. Safe travels Sultan, you’re a beautiful pup.

    I truly love your view too. How do you manage to be surrounded by so much beauty yet get to work everyday? I fear I’d be too full of wanderlust.

    • Animalcouriers March 27, 2014 at 9:24 am - Reply

      It is tricky in many places at the moment. Luckily dear Sultan will bypass all of that though. The view from our office changes by the moment so it never gets boring 😀

  13. Gunta March 27, 2014 at 5:27 am - Reply

    What an utterly gorgeous dog. They are such a wonderful breed and this one looks like he’ll grow up to be very impressive. Happy travels, Sultan!

    • Animalcouriers March 27, 2014 at 9:29 am - Reply

      A great big soppy fellow and he’s going to be very handsome indeed.

  14. Mustang.Koji March 27, 2014 at 6:38 am - Reply

    That cute face is to die for! And I canNOT believe the snow!

  15. Basil March 27, 2014 at 9:14 am - Reply

    He’s huge!! He is so so lovely, I bet he will be getting plenty of cuddles on his journey – or is he not allowed due to the quarantine bit? A special quarantine van I’d love to know more!

    • Animalcouriers March 27, 2014 at 9:35 am - Reply

      And going to be huger! He couldn’t come out of his locked cage until he reached the Animal Reception Centre at Heathrow but nothing stopped courier S reaching in for hugs 😉 Ah, the quarantine van is necessary if an animal doesn’t meet UK quarantine laws but needs to transit via the UK or go into quarantine. More info here https://www.animalcouriers.com/quarantine.html

      • Basil March 28, 2014 at 8:45 am - Reply

        thanks for that – very interesting!!

  16. Clowie March 27, 2014 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    He’s a handsome boy! I hope he has a smooth journey.

  17. becomingcliche March 27, 2014 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    Sultan is a good looking fellow! I would love to do a ride-along with you. All the tiny details of arranging international travel are fascinating!

    • Animalcouriers April 1, 2014 at 1:39 pm - Reply

      They are fascinating but they have a nasty habit of changing from time to time 😉

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