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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-24-2014, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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what size crate should I get

So I need a crate for Meiko so that when he's full grown he'll be able to stand up and turn around and everything. What size should I be looking at. What dimensions.
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This is the one I got for my GSD as a puppy. I have been able to use it from the time he was 8 weeks till now due to it having a adjustable divider. Cafall is now 26" at the shoulder and weighs about 70lbs. He fits comfortably in this crate.

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How much do you intend to use it? I like a 48 inch crate for around the house as it is very spacious but I use a smaller one for transport. How big will he be?

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Im going to use it for the house. Not really transporting. It's going to be a wire crate btw.
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I assume that's Meiko in your avatar...what an adorable puppy! I clicked on your profile hoping to see more pictures of that little guy. Soooo cute!

Anyway, to answer your question. I suggest getting the 48" crate and blocking half of if off for now.

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Get the 48" one, just in case. I bought a 38" and he's outgrown it.

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I got the wire one too based on his adult size. It comes with a removable piece so that you can use less space while the dog is still small if you're potty training. I like mine very much. They come in sizes based on predicted adult size and weight.


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I'm worried about the height size. So he can stand up and stretch his legs. What size should I be looking at.
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48" would be fine. My one year old is 30" at the withers and has lots of room to stretch and move around.
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