To tell you the truth, it's not really my choice, but a concession. I would have no problem with the divided crate arrangement, and I really do understand the need to be consistent with a puppy. It is possible we could switch to that when the puppy outgrows the first crate. The money is not an issue at all, and I do realize puppies grow like crazy when they are young.
I know how you are supposed to size a crate for a dog, but I would like to have it ready for tomorrow, and I obviously don't have the puppy to measure. Perhaps I should just ask the breeder to recommend a size fir that Petsmart crate?
Is there a preferred divided crate available from Petsmart if we decide to go that route? I think it would have to be plastic rather than wire.