I am in total agreement with Stacy. Any bad automobile accident puts everyone in the car at risk. My young puppies and show dogs always travel in the back seat in hard-sided plastic crates (#100 Vari Kennel) strapped down with the seat belts. The older well-behaved ones ride harnessed in Lookout Booster seats. No puppy leaves for its new home unless the new owners arrive with a hard-sided crate. You might want to check with your breeder to see if he/she has any specific requirements as to what your dog travels in.