Each passenger may only bring 2 pets on board. As soon as your travel plans are confirmed, you should call the Lufthansa Reservations Team at (800) 645-3880 and tell the agent that you are traveling with your pet.
Pets in the Cabin
Small dogs and cats are welcome in the cabin if the combined weight of the pet and carrier is under 17 lbs (8 kg). Each passenger is allowed to bring 2 animals each on board. They must be stowed in their carrier under the seat in front of you while you're in the air. The fee for pets traveling in the cabin is 50 EUR within Europe and 70 EUR for intercontinental trips per direction.
Pets in Checked Baggage
If the combined weight of your pet and carrier is over 17 lbs (8 kg), your pet can be transported in the air-conditioned cargo hold instead. Just like the cabin, each passenger can only bring 2 animals in the cargo hold (in one or two approved carriers). The fee for medium carriers is 100 EUR for flights within Europe and 150 EUR for intercontinental flights. The fee for larger carriers is 200 EUR for flights within Europe and 300 EUR for intercontinental flights.
Pets in Cargo
Dogs that cannot fit in larger carriers or are traveling alone must be transported as cargo instead. For this, you will need a specialized forwarding agent. You can contact Lufthansa Cargo directly at (01) 806-747-100 to answer any queries about the cargo service.
For small dogs and cats traveling in the cabin, carriers must not exceed the dimensions 22" x 16" x 9" D (55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm). They must also be escape, leak, and bite-proof. For pets traveling in the cargo hold, medium carriers can be up to 24" x 18" x 16" (60 cm x 45 cm x 40 cm) and larger carriers can be up to 49" x 29" x 33" (125 cm x 75 cm x 85 cm). They must have food and water containers attached, proper ventilation, and a secure locking system.
Animals classified as fighting or dangerous dogs may only be transported in special crates in the hold (except dogs between the ages of 3 and 6 months who can be transported in regular crates), including American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, Dogo Argentino, Karabash (Kangal) (Anatolian Shepherd Dog), Caucasian Ovcharka (Caucasian Shepherd Dog), and Rottweilers. Additionally, It is forbidden to import Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and Bull Terriers into Germany, but they can be exported. Passengers who are looking to transport snub-nosed animals are advised not to by Lufthansa, though they are not forbidden, including Boxer, Bulldog (all breeds with the exception of the American Bulldog), Chow Chow, Pug, and Pekinese; and cat breeds are British Shorthair, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, Persian, and Scottish Fold.