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Shopping for a dog crate

Today I passed by Petsmart and I was told that 16" height crate is enough for a Hav, however our breeder advised us to get 20 - 21" height.
Which size should we get?
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Today I passed by Petsmart and I was told that 16" height crate is enough for a Hav, however our breeder advised us to get 20 - 21" height.
Which size should we get?
As long as you can divide it while he's small, you can get the larger one… no harm. I THOUGHT a larger one would be good, but at about 2 1/2 Kodi started REFUSING his large wire one, and ONLY wants to sleep in his small plastic Vari-Kennels. Go figure!


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I have two crates from Midwest. One is 16" high and one is 19". I think they are 22" and 24" long respectively. Colbie has room in both of them. She is rarely standing in the crate except when she enters and exits. I'd be more concerned about the length then the height and make sure there is a divider so you can reduce the space when they are crate training to allow just enough space for them to turn around. Otherwise you can have accidents at the far end of the crate if it is too long.

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As long as you can divide it while he's small, you can get the larger one… no harm. I THOUGHT a larger one would be good, but at about 2 1/2 Kodi started REFUSING his large wire one, and ONLY wants to sleep in his small plastic Vari-Kennels. Go figure!
Same with Leo. At 1 year he still wants his baby plastic crate and doesn't seem to like the wire crate I got for him.


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We just got a wire crate over Thanksgiving. We took our dog with us and he tried them out in store and we ended up with a 36 at Petco. Our guy is around ten pounds but sleeping stretched out plus hair he looked more comfortable in that size. He didnt like it at first. We had to treat him a lot in there. I bought a Molly Mutt cover which helped.

He preferred the smaller airline crate also. I tossed it though when I opened it up to clean it and found a tick inside one of the crevices. UGH!
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We just got a wire crate over Thanksgiving. We took our dog with us and he tried them out in store and we ended up with a 36 at Petco. Our guy is around ten pounds but sleeping stretched out plus hair he looked more comfortable in that size. He didnt like it at first. We had to treat him a lot in there. I bought a Molly Mutt cover which helped.

He preferred the smaller airline crate also. I tossed it though when I opened it up to clean it and found a tick inside one of the crevices. UGH!
Ha! Well, HE probably brought the tick in with him… they don't tend to hide where there is no food source!

The funny thing is that Kodi USED the wire crate at home for 2 years perfectly happily. Then he suddenly decided he didn't like it anymore. He definitely CAN'T stretch out completely in the plastic ones, but that's what he likes. He actually usually sleeps all curled up in a circle in the back of it, like a cat. He even does it when he's NOT in his crate. Sorry for the bad photo… I do great with a camera, but I seem to be hopeless at iPhone photos. But here he is on the floor beside me right now!

If he doesn't sleep curled up, he sleeps flat on his side, and there IS room for that in his plastic crates.
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Ha! Well, HE probably brought the tick in with him… they don't tend to hide where there is no food source!

The funny thing is that Kodi USED the wire crate at home for 2 years perfectly happily. Then he suddenly decided he didn't like it anymore. He definitely CAN'T stretch out completely in the plastic ones, but that's what he likes. He actually usually sleeps all curled up in a circle in the back of it, like a cat. He even does it when he's NOT in his crate. Sorry for the bad photo… I do great with a camera, but I seem to be hopeless at iPhone photos. But here he is on the floor beside me right now!

If he doesn't sleep curled up, he sleeps flat on his side, and there IS room for that in his plastic crates.
Adorable...like the rug too

The tick was disgusting! Here in FL we have the brown dog ticks and they will take up residence anywhere they can. It appeared that this tick may have hatched...there was something else with it but I couldnt really tell if tick eggs but wasnt risking it!
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