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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-22-2008, 05:15 AM Thread Starter
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Proper crate size

I moved Gryff into his crate about two weeks ago. He doesn't like it too much. He's fine at first for a few hours, but then he starts whining and barking. The past two nights I caved and let him out in the middle of the night. I am wondering if he's uncomfortable because the crate is too small. It is the same crate we used when he was a puppy. He has plenty of room to lay down, but not to circle around. He really likes to lie on his back and I'm not sure he can do that in the crate. What is the proper size?

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A proper size for a dog is one that allows for the dog to turn around in comfortably.

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I think a 24" crate is perfect for our Havanese. There are some that are taller which could be more comfortable if you have a tall dog. They are the plastic Italian manufactured crates by Marchioro are very nice. Here's a link to the 27" one.



What I love about these is that you can add wheels and a pull strap and it's so easy to get through an airport or through a dog show. If you want, you can just undo the bolts and put the top inside the bottom and use it as a cart for all your dog equipment at a show or agility event. The only negative for airline travel is that some have had problems since it doesn't have the twist tie lock for the door. If you get creative, you can figure out how to get one on if you are shipping cargo (I know we never do this to our Havanese, but hey, my former breed was Keeshond and they did not fit in the people section of the plane).

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We have the 18x24 Midwest foldable one and there's just enough room to stretch out on his back. Toby's 10lbs.
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Here is Henry in his crate.
He had a smaller one as a pup that was in my bedroom.
And as a pup, this crate was in the livingroom.

Now that he's a big boy, this is the crate where he goes when I leave the house.
The dimensions are roughly 24" x 34".
There is no top. I say he could jump on out of there but he never does. He loves it in there and goes in when he needs quiet time.
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Oh that is nice looking - where did you get that crate for Henry?


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Ivy, is the crate a wire crate or a plastic one? Maybe he needs a wire crate so he can see out and feel less "closed in." We used the plastic crates for the girls during their first year and I always wondered if they got hotter in them. If (no, WHEN) I do it again I'd go with the wire crates.

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Now I definitely think his crate is too small. Kordelia, I love Henry's crate. Please tell where you got it.

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I believe it is available from Orvis.com. I may have gotten this one through a reseller on eBay (which is always a good place to check as well!)
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Does anybody have a crate like this? My husband wants one that is more a piece of furniture. I'd like to get some opinions before I purchase one.


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