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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 10:44 AM
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I believe, I can't think of anywhere in my entire home it would fit. It's longer than the pen I have in the basement already.
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 11:21 AM
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I had a 54" crate for Stark when he was younger but sold it because it took up so much room. I now have 2 48" crates in the house. I have 2 36" crates in my car plus a x-pen so don't see a need for the larger crate.

If your dog spends a lot of time in the crate, and you can afford the room in your home, I say go for it. But it's not really necessary.

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I have a 54" in my bedroom. Although it belongs to Hondo, I use it for all the dogs, including my mini doxie. Sometimes, when Hondo decides he wants to sleep in our room all night, I'll open the crate which will block him off from my side of the bed. That way when he decides he's ready to go outside, he'll go to hubby and wake him up. Hubby isn't aware of my evil plot.

It's biggest fault is I keep putting things on top of it. It gets cluttered really quickly.

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Originally Posted by gsdraven View Post
I do. I have a 54", two 42" and a 48" in my house (3 of the 4 are being used).

Currently, two of my dogs share the 54" however. They aren't cramped, can each spread out if they want to but usually lay on each other. It started as temporray thing just for when moving other dogs through the house (we crate and rotate a lot). Raven was always loose and didn't have a crate and Kaiser was in the 54" so we put them in together and they like it. I couldn't move K out of his crate because he breaks out of smaller ones so they share.
We have a 54" crate as well and had two sharing it comfortably. But it just was huge and we weren't using it as much so it's been in the garage about a year. Currently we are using a 48" wire crate and a 42" furrari for our malinois.

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54"? This is blowing my mind!
Me too! I have a 48" for Jax and I could fit two of her in there. I just bought it because she needed room to turn around easily while recovering from ACL surgery.

And the reason it was sold by the previous owners???....because their Great Dane outgrew it! They needed to get the next size up. LOL

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I have one this size. We keep it in our small spare room. It's massive, but so handy. I used it for Juno up till she was 5 months old (after which we no longer kept her in a crate) and I'm currently using it for Bowser. They both could easily fit in there, but I trust Juno in the house if I'm away so don't need to do that. I don't trust Bowser if I'm gone cuz he's a chewy little thing.

I have some vet bedding cut to size for it and it's super easy to keep clean. It has two doors and it collapses down flat when not in use. It's great!
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Have a 51"? and love it. She fits in a 36" for travel. If there is a bigger one I might get it for Pup. Poor girl spends alot of time crates while I'm at work.

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A 51" sounds awesome but seems impossible to get
I have enough trouble finding a 54" - looks like I will most likely get another 48" that way they will fit next to each other neater. (also 48" seems to be available 2nd hand easily)

I just gave my dining setting to my SIL so I have a big spare space in the lounge LOL That setting fit 8 people and was taking up way way to much space.
The 48" crate fits next to the front door, my house is old and a funny shape so we have lots of "useless" spaces where we can't put actual furniture.

As for the keeping clutter on top of the crate - I hear ya LOL it's the biggest problem when I have them permanently set up - every flat surface gets covered in clutter
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every flat surface gets covered in clutter
Heh, that's how is it here, too...I'm reluctant to even set up a TV tray for that reason!
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Originally Posted by msvette2u View Post
Heh, that's how is it here, too...I'm reluctant to even set up a TV tray for that reason!
I am also guilty of this....

We just got a 48" wire crate for Jerry yesterday and it's like a MANSION for him! We've been leaving him out of his crate because the biggest we had was a 36" and he wasn't fitting in it anymore and we were waiting until tax return time to upgrade but he started causing trouble so had to get him a crate quicker.

I've seen the bigger ones but didn't even consider it because I just don't think Jerry will get THAT big his growth seems to have started to slow down and he's 65 lbs at 7, almost 8 months, so I don't think he'll require a bigger crate than the 48" he just got yesterday.
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