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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Crate size ???

Kira will be needing a larger crate soon. Her crate basically is head to tail when she sleeps.

Her parents were roughly 75 and 85 lbs, so we expect Kira to be pretty much the same.

We're not sure if we need a 36 inch or a 42 inch.

The corner that holds her crate, is better suited for the 36.

What size crate do you have for what size dog?
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 11:14 AM
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My dogs have a 42 inch for the house crate - seems to be fine for up to about 80lbs.
They can travel in a 36 and be ok. Mine are 50-75lbs.

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42 do you have Ocean State Job Lot near you?? I got a nice 42 inch from there for 65$ and has DOUBLE doors a bonus in my book

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48 inch with the divider. It gives more head room as they grow. Definitely go with the 48... 36 is going to be way too small and 42 might get a little crammed.
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my pup was in a crate that could fit
a Great Dane. he was fine in it. the only
time he soiled it was when he was sick
and that was more my fault because i didn't
get him out in time. i didn't like my pup
being crated for long periods of time without
being let out. my neighbor came in every 2 hours
to let my pup out.
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May not need the divider. I brought home Beau almost 3 weeks ago and not one accident and he is already in a 42 inch crate.........I would get 48 if the dog was going to be crated most of the day but if just at night or when needed, I think it is overkill.

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best is the 48", but 42 will do.

nothing smaller or you'll find yourself buying yet another crate.

I swear by the 'life stages' crates.

they are also great for babysitting

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best is the 48", but 42 will do.

nothing smaller or you'll find yourself buying yet another crate.

I swear by the 'life stages' crates.

they are also great for babysitting
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I have two 48" crates and one 42". Both work great but, I prefer the larger one. My GSD's are 50 - 95 lbs.

If you are trying to decide between the 36" or the 42". I would go with the 42".


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42 do you have Ocean State Job Lot near you?? I got a nice 42 inch from there for 65$ and has DOUBLE doors a bonus in my book
I did the exact same thing.
My dog is 25.5 inches and (nearly) 70 pounds and it is plenty big enough.
48" if the dog is going to be an oversized shepherd.
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