Best Breeds for Pet Travel: Poodles

Smart and active, but relatively quiet, poodles make for a great travel companion. Since they’re eager to please, they’re also easy to train. Focus on sociability to help keep the pet calm while traveling in a crowd. Otherwise, it’s all about picking the size that’s right for you. A toy poodle will definitely be able to fit on the cabin of a plane. A miniature poodle is right on the borderline, and a standard poodle would definitely need to travel in the cargo hold. However, the breed has few respiratory issues that would prohibit them from cargo travel. Also, to reduce daily grooming needs, it’s often advisable to get a short-trim cut for the poodle before traveling.