Crates for GSD in the car? - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-25-2014, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
lauren43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 458
Default Crates for GSD in the car?

Does everyone use small crates for the car? I'm planning on buying a 48" for the house but that will never fit in the car. My last large dog maxed out at 60lbs so a 36" crate was fine for him all around but I would imagine it would be rather small for an 80lb GSD, no?
lauren43 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-25-2014, 06:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
Moderator
 
Liesje's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 18,542
Default

When I used to carpool to Schutzhund with my friends, we took 4 intact male GSDs and one smaller dog in my minivan, plus 3 people. All the GSD crates were 36". It was a bit tight for the 95lb GSD but OK for a day of training (about 2.5 hour drive each way). I often carpool to flyball tournaments with my friend and her rear crates are 36" SUV crates (so they are even more narrow than a normal 36") and my adult male, Nikon, rides in one OK. Normally I bring along a 42" especially if it's hot, and I keep him in that between races.
__________________
Coke (All-American 7/7/06)
Nikon (GSD 9/7/08)
Indy (All-American 5/10/12)
Legend (GSD 10/22/13)
Rainbow Bridge Kenya (GSD)

Liesje is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2014, 07:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
dogfaeries's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Moore, OK
Posts: 2,017
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lauren43 View Post
Does everyone use small crates for the car? I'm planning on buying a 48" for the house but that will never fit in the car. My last large dog maxed out at 60lbs so a 36" crate was fine for him all around but I would imagine it would be rather small for an 80lb GSD, no?
I have three 36" wire crates in my minivan, and I can cram 85 lb Russell into one of them. In fact, when I open the side door of the minivan, he dives into his crate on his own. It's fine to transport him places. He has a 42" crate for home, that he doesn't spend much time in.
__________________
~ Diane in Okla

Carly ~ AKC Champion, GCh pointed, HIC
Sage ~ AKC Ch. pointed (13 pts - chasing that last major), HIC
Russell ~ the big boy
Zelda ~ 14 yo Italian Greyhound, puppymill rescue
Mimi ~ the meezer
dogfaeries is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2014, 07:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 92
Default

We use 500s for adult GSDs in our SUV. At home, they have 700s to lounge in.
zetti is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2014, 08:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
Packen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,236
Default

Every car/truck/van/SUV is different, you have to make best use of space and maximize the safety aspect. In my experience custom built crates for the space made the best choice.



__________________
Gnash von den Sportwaffen IPO3x2, AD, HOT
Brimwylf Creasy BH, HOT
http://youtu.be/8ZvQpRj-6tA
Packen is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2014, 09:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Mister C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 499
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Packen View Post
Every car/truck/van/SUV is different, you have to make best use of space and maximize the safety aspect. In my experience custom built crates for the space made the best choice.
I agree with you and am currently trying to decide on vehicle. What vehicle are you using, if I may ask?

ETA: reason I'm asking is that I like your rig!
__________________
Linus van Pelt Haus Juris. My Sweet Babboo, born March 17, 2014.

Madeline Ronan Heart (Maddie) Dec 1997 -- November 22, 2013 Rescue GSD, Sable
Mister C is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2014, 09:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
Packen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,236
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mister C View Post
I agree with you and am currently trying to decide on vehicle. What vehicle are you using, if I may ask?

ETA: reason I'm asking is that I like your rig!
Thanks. The top one is a Chevy Tahoe, the bottom one is an Audi Q7. My criteria is to have 2 solid kennels yet have the 2nd row seats available.
__________________
Gnash von den Sportwaffen IPO3x2, AD, HOT
Brimwylf Creasy BH, HOT
http://youtu.be/8ZvQpRj-6tA
Packen is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2014, 10:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
MilesNY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Westchester county, NY
Posts: 244
Default

I drive a mini van so my sheps (90lbs and a leggy 63lbs) get 40" vari kennels. My border collies get 32" vari kennels. When I was driving a smaller car my big male shep fit fine in a 36" in my back seat. I do prefer him in a 40" though. In the house they sheps have 48" wire, but soon are going up get some sort of indoor kennel. Like 4x5 or 4x8....
__________________
Sarah
Alighieri von Schraderhaus, (HOT) IPO2 AD -German Shepherd 4/8/2010
Miles, CGC - Border collie, Rescue 10/31/2006
Khaleesi von Feuer- German Shepherd 2/3/2013
MilesNY is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2014, 11:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
lauren43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 458
Default

Yea I have a Rav4 and I'd like to crate my new pup in the car, though I'd like to find a way for two to fit [though I'm pretty sure it's not possible without the seats down permanently]

Anyone have suggestions for mats that fit the whole back? Esp when the seats are down..
lauren43 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2014, 11:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
Packen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,236
Default

Rav4 is a great doggy mobile!
Dog Crates | Dog Cages | TransK9USA |Toyota | RAV4
__________________
Gnash von den Sportwaffen IPO3x2, AD, HOT
Brimwylf Creasy BH, HOT
http://youtu.be/8ZvQpRj-6tA
Packen is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:12 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com