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Archive for September 22nd, 2012

Choosing the best size crate for your dog

Saturday, September 22, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

When choosing a crate for your dog remember that his size is more important than his weight.  As a general rule, the crate should be six inches longer than his body length and six inches higher than his shoulder height for maximum comfort. Pet Crates Direct published a very handy list of pet breeds along with the recommended crate size.

 

24 ” dog crates are recommended for the following breeds or dogs weighing up to 25 lbs


  • Australian Terrier
  • Bichon Frise
  • Border Terrier
  • Boston Terrier
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Chihuahua
  • Chinese Crested
  • Fox Terrier
  • Pomeranian
  • Pug
  • Shih Tzu
  • Silky Terrier
  • Tibetan Spaniel
  • Toy Fox Terrier
  • Yorkshire
  • Terrier
  • Jack Russel Terrier
  • Japanese Chin
  • Maltese
  • Manchester Terrier
  • Miniature Dachshund
  • Miniature Poodle
  • Norwich Terrier
  • Papillon

30″ dog crates are recommended for the following breeds or dogs weighing between 26 – 40 lbs


  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • American Water Spaniel
  • Basenji
  • Bedlington Terrier
  • Carin Terrier
  • Clumber Spaniel
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Tibetan Terrier
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Tibetan Terrier
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel
  • West Highland Terrier
  • Dachshund
  • French Bulldog
  • King Charles Spaniel
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Pekingese

36″ dog crates are recommended for the following breeds or dogs weighing between 41 – 70 lbs


  • American Eskimo
  • Australian Cattle Dog
  • Basset Hound
  • Beagle
  • Brittany Spaniel
  • Bull Terrier
  • Bulldog
  • Chinese Shar-Pei
  • Norwegian Elkhound
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Standard Schnauzer
  • Welsh Corgi
  • Whippet
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • English Setter
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • Finnish Spitz
  • Harrier
  • Keeshond
  • Kerry Blue Terrier

42″ dog crates are recommended for the following breeds or dogs weighing between 71 – 90 lbs


  • Airdale Terrier
  • Australian Sheperd
  • Bearded Collie
  • Belgain Malinois
  • Belgian Sheepdog
  • Belgian Tervuren
  • Border Collie
  • Irish Setter
  • Irish Water Spaniel
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Saluki
  • Standard Poodle
  • Vizsla
  • Boxer
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • Chow-Chow
  • Dalmatian
  • Golden Retriever
  • Gordon Setter
  • Ibizan Hound

48″ dog crates¬† are recommended for the following breeds or dogs weighing between 91 – 110 lbs


  • Afgan
  • Akita
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Anatolian Sheperd
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Bloodhound
  • Bouvier Des Flandres
  • Briard
  • Kuvasz
  • Newfoundland
  • Old English Sheepdog
  • Otterhound
  • Rottweiler
  • Samoyed
  • Siberian Husky
  • Weimaraner
  • Bullmastiff
  • Collie
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Dogue De Bordeaux
  • German Shepherd
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Greyhound
  • Komondor

53″ dog crates are recommended for the following breeds or dogs weighing over 110 lbs


  • Borzoi
  • Great Dane
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • Mastiff
  • Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Scottish Deerhound
  • St. Bernard

 

 

 

 

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