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Puppy Crate Size

We will be taking our new puppy home in two weeks. I have found a crate with good reviews, however I am confused about the size. Option #1 Richell Mobile Crate 640 with the dimensions of 25.2 x 18.1 x 22.4 inches. Option #2 Richell Mobile Crate 640 with the dimensions of 36.8 x 24.2 x 26 inches. Also what is the proper diameter for an ex pen? Finally should the crate be accessible from the ex pen? Thanks in advance.
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I don't know those crates, but the crate should be big enough for the puppy to stand up, lie down and turn around... not much more. That means that you will either have to buy a larger crate later, or buy a larger crate that can be divided for now. We chose to get a bigger crate when Kodi was older.

As far as the ex-pen is concerned, different people do it differently. We chose to put Kodi's little crate inside the ex-pen when he was a puppy. Now that he is full grown, his large wire crate is attached to the outside of the pen. (which he still uses for bed time and if we are out of the house... both by his preference) He also has two plastic "vari-kennels" that just fit him. One of these is his travel crate that we take to shows and on vacation. the other has the door removed, and is in my office. If it's warm, he sleeps spread out on the couch in my office, but if it's cooler, he likes to snuggle up with some cozy blankets and a fluffy crate pad inside (well, sometimes spilling OUT of!!!) his crate.


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