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Old 01-15-2013, 09:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i think I might need a bigger crate I currently have a 48" which is fine for Mojo but Hex is getting too big for it.
H still fits but it's pretty cramped if he had to spend a lot of time in there I think.
In the car I still squish him into a 36" Vari kennel style LOL and he does ok in there.

What size do you all use for in the house?

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Old 01-15-2013, 09:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I do, he's had it since he was a pup (used a divider for a few weeks) and he loves it. He can stretch decently in it and turn around

I've always gotten a larger crate then necessary, I like then to be comfortable and I don't mind the extra space being taken up.
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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.
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I've got a 54" crate for Avery gives him more than enough room to stretch out and get comfortable.


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Old 01-15-2013, 10:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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54"? This is blowing my mind!
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I have the 54" in my livingroom, it takes up so much space but I got it for free and don't want to buy a different one. Milla loves it, and if I have to I can put Milla and Kya in it comfortably.
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My friend has a 54" for his great dane...when my boy was a puppy and we watched football we'd lock the two of them in there together and he'd just climb all over her. I have a 48" and my boy is longer than your average shepherd. Don't really worry about it because when I do catch him sleeping in there he's usually curled up on one side of it and taking up about half of it. In the car I have a 36"...its all that will fit in my MINI, and he makes do just fine with that as well, if he's in there for a long period of time he'll just curl up and sleep.

If it was me, I wouldn't waste money buying a larger crate.
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Hmm I need a 2nd crate so I have a big one for both dogs, I have to buy one regardless of size Just tossing up between 54" and 48"

Good point about them curling up, Mojo does but Hex sleeps flat on his side like in the picture quite often.
My other concern was that I have had to put them in the crate with an elizabethan collar on (I mostly use the crates when they are sick, not every day) and I thought the bit of extra space may be easier in that case.
Sometimes when they come inside during the day/evening they just choose to sleep in the crate.

Liesje why is 54" weird? just cuz it's so big?
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it just sounds SO big! I can't even picture it. I thought 42"s were huge. 54" is bigger than my dog PEN (4').
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54"? This is blowing my mind!
We had one in our bedroom w/a Great Dane in it. We could barely get around it.
There's literally no place in my house to put one comfortably.
Homeless people would think that crate was a mansion. Two HUMANS could easily live in it.
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