We found ours from a breeder outside of Chicago (we're in Denver). Dec. 31 (2008), my husband flew out and picked our guy up and flew home that evening! So we had a New Year's pup. Our breeder doesn't like the idea of shipping her pups, especially in the dead of winter. But, be sure you can take him home by 8-10 weeks as they grow up fast and might grow out of an under-seat carrier!
My husband was able to get our fella in a soft-sided carrier that fit under the seat. At least when they're pups, they sleep a good part of the time. So, our breeder and my husband worked on getting Loki all tuckered out with vigorous playing with his littermates and parents. It worked for the most part. But Chicago is notorious for bad weather so his flight back was delayed and Loki woke up right before they boarded. But everything went fine. The stewards were great about having the dog on the plane and, at one point, asked if my husband wanted to let him out! But he was afraid of not being able to get Loki back in the carrier! He said Loki didn't make a sound and settled back into a nap once the plane took off. And then I met them at the airport...it was so cute the way Loki curled up in my husbands lap on the way home (which included a pit stop off the side of the highway since Loki hadn't "gone" in at least 6 hours..didn't even pee in the crate!!!). FYI, our breeder put in a couple of piddle pads in the bottom of the crate just in case.