Dog Crate Sizes by Breed
Most dog crates come in a variety of sizes. The size you choose depends on the dog’s height, length and weight.
Most crate manufacturers recommend the crate be about 6” longer than the dog’s length and 6” higher than his shoulder height for maximum comfort.
The height of a dog crate is important to ensure your pet can stand up, turn around and lie down comfortably in it. A crate thatâ€™s too small may lead to behavioral problems or even accidents while your dog is inside.
Fortunately, there are a variety of dog crates to choose from, including wire, plastic, soft-side, and wood. Some of these have dividers, so you can adjust the inside size to accommodate your pupâ€™s growth and development.
When choosing a crate, itâ€™s also a good idea to consider your petâ€™s weight. Most crate manufacturers will indicate the recommended weight limit for their product.
Choosing the right dog crate size for your pet is important for their comfort and wellbeing. A crate that is too small for them to move around will leave them feeling uncomfortable and possibly stressed.
To determine the length of your dogâ€™s crate, start by measuring from the tip of their nose to the end of their tail (do not include the complete tail length in this measurement). Then, add 2 to 4 inches for a small/medium breed and 4 to 8 inches for a large/extra-large breed.
Using these measurements, you can then find a crate that is the perfect … Read More >>>