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My two who sleep in crates have pretty big crates. (actually, Kodi's is PALATIAL... a hand-me-down from a friend's ACD/GSD cross!) Pixel would probably be perfectly happier in something one size down, because she is a circled-up-cat sleeper. Kodi is a sprawl-all-out sleeper. So he actually USES most of his big crate! And we have the room for it, so...
When they are potty training, it's important that the crate be small enough that they can't eliminate in one part and sleep in another part. Once they are fully reliable in their crate, it really doesn't matter how big it is.
(oh and so you don't think we discriminate... Kodi PREFERS to sleep in his rate. Pixel has to sleep in her crate because she also ACTS like a cat at night... walking all over our faces, and making sure we get as little sleep as possible. Panda gets bed privileges because she LOVES sleeping with us and is the "perfect bed dog". She lies down in the hollow in the blankets between our legs, stretches out on her back, little paws tucked on her chest, nose stretched out, and sleeps in that position all.night.long. I need to pick her up and GET her out of bed in the morning. LOL!
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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