How to Choose a Pefect Dog Crate?

dog cage

Dog crate

Traveling with your pet is a great idea, especially if you have everything setup and ready. But if don’t, it might be the right time for you to consider a perfect dog crate. Dog cages come in different size and materials they are made of, so it is up for you to decide which one suits your needs more. Most importantly, you need to know how big is your dog, as you don’t want to end up buying an unsuitable dog cage.  Here is a perfect table for you to compare the right dog size and dog crate:

Cage Size Dog Weight Breed Example
18″x18″ or
18″x24″
Under 24 lbs Under 30 lbs Chihuahua
24″x18″ or 24″x24″ Under 30 lbs Under 38 lbs Affenpinscher, Cairn Terrier, Havanese, Japanese Chin, Maltese
24″x30″ or 24″x36″ Under 40 lbs Under 40 lbs Cocker Spaniel, Australian Terrier, Basset Hound, Bichon Frise, Boston Terrier
30″x24″ or 30″x30″ 0-40 lbs 40-50 lbs American Eskimo Dog, American Staffordshire Terrier, Basenji, Beagle, Brittany Spaniel
36″x24″ or 36″x30 40-60 lbs 50-60 lbs American Pit Bull Terrier, Australian Cattle Dog, Border Collie, Bull Terrier, Dalmatian, Old English Sheepdog
42″x30″ or 42″x36″ 80-100 lbs 80-100 lbs Airedale Terrier, Alaskan Malamute, American Bulldog, Boxer, Briard, Malinois, Tervueren
48″x24″ or 48″x30″ 80-90 lbs 80-100 lbs Airedale Terrier, Alaskan Malamute, Boxer, Briard, Dalmatian, Malinois, Tervueren
48″x36″ Up to 100 lbs Afghan, Akita, Bloodhound, Borzoi, Chinook, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd,
60″x36″ or 72″x36″ 100-150 lbs150-180 lbs Akita, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bullmastiff, Great Dane, Great

Secondly, you need to decide what material would be more suitable for your dog and car, there are quite a few you can consider:

Wire Cages:

Mostly used for dogs that get hot easily. Those dog cages tend to be quite noisy and it can become pretty hard to move the cage around the car, especially if the dog is heavy.

Plastic Crate:

Suitable for dogs who like cozy spaces, those crates are available in different colors, however the air conditioning is pretty bad and visual field is quite limited as well. You can find more information on dog cages right on the top of our website.

Please feel free to comment on our dog crates article and share your thoughts.

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