Dog crates are a really important accessory for most dog owners. They are not only practical when you first bring your pup home but are just as useful for adult dogs; making a good bed when at home, a private place for them to relax. Choosing the right size for your pup isn’t always a straight-forward choice. We always suggest buying the crate in a size that will be suitable for your dog once an adult, even if you’re buying it for a puppy. You can start off by dividing the crate to make the space smaller initially and then changing the space as he grows up. So if you’re thinking, “Will This Dog Crate Be the Right Fit for My Dog?”, you’ve come to the right place! Read on to find out a little more about each crate style and it’s sizing.
Our most popular crates, the Ellie-Bo standard and deluxe dog crates are available in three colours and five sizes. As a guide we’d recommend a crate that is around 3-4” taller than your adult dog will grow to. There should be plenty of room for your dog to stand and move around in the crate without feeling cramped. The longer you intend to keep them locked in (we don’t recommend keeping them in there too long) the more space you may wish to give them.
Which size for which breed? A guide;
Small 24 (measures 18” x 24” x 20” High): Toy breeds such as Chihuahua, Miniature Poodle, Pug, Fox Terrier, Jack Russell, Welsh Corgi, Yorkshire Terrier etc.
Medium 30 (measures 21” x 30” x 23.5” High): Small-medium breeds such as Basset Hound, Dachshund, Standard Schnauzer, Irish Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel etc.
Large 36 (measures 24” x 36” x 26” High): Medium-Large breeds such as Dalmatian, Irish Water Spaniel, Siberian Husky, Airedale Terrier, Bearded Collie, Chow etc.
Extra Large 42 (measures 28” x 42” x 31” High): Large-Extra Large breeds such as Afghan Hound, Deerhound, Boxer, Irish Red and White Setter, Standard Poodle, Labrador etc.
Extra Extra Large 48 (measures 31” x 48” x 34” High): Bloodhound, Alaskan Malamute, Doberman, Foxhound, Irish Wolfhound, Saluki, Great Dane, Old English Sheepdog etc.
Remember this is just a guide. Dogs, like humans, can vary in size so it might be worth talking to your breeder if you’re expecting a new pup, to gauge how big they are likely to grow. Having said that, we’d always suggest choosing bigger rather than smaller. Your dog can’t have too much room so if it’s a little on the big side it won’t matter.
WHITE WOODEN DOG CRATE AND COVER
A really popular choice for those looking for a dog crate that will look great in your room, this crate with wooden crate cover doubles as an attractive piece of furniture. This comes in three sizes as follows:
Small 24” (measures 24” x 18” x 19” High): suitable for similar breeds as the small Ellie Bo crate.
Medium 30” (measures 30” x 19” x 21” High): Suitable for similar breeds as the Medium Ellie-Bo crate.
Large 42” (measures 42” x 28” x 30” High): Suitable for similar breeds as the Large and Extra Large Ellie-Bo crates.
Do note the difference in size between the medium and large crates. There is a 12” difference in length between the M and L in comparison to a 6” difference between the S and M. Also, the white wooden surround is quite substantial making the overall size of each piece rather imposing, especially in the Large size. This makes the wooden crates perfect to use as an end table, blending the crate in with the rest of your furnishings.
GREY WOODEN SLIDE-A-SIDE CRATE
A stylish and practical dog crate crafted with a wooden frame and metal bars. The key feature of the crate being the slide-a-side door which adds an extra level of function; no more flapping doors getting in the way when you want to leave the crate open. The crate comes in one size and is suitable for dogs of small-medium size.
Internal Dimensions: 34.2” Long x 20.5” Wide x 20” High
External Dimensions: 35.43” Long x 21.65” Wide x 23.5” High
Suitable for dog breeds up to the size of a Cocker Spaniel and similar
2-IN-1 WOODEN CRATE & GATE
A multi-functional piece of pet furniture, this dog crate can also be used as a gate to section of a room and also makes a nice end table when used as a full crate. Easy to assemble and available in one medium size (the large has been discontinued). The solid wood veneer in mahogany looks lovely, having classic refined look.
Internal Dimensions: 29″ x 19″ x 22.8″
External Dimensions: 32.5″ x 22.5″ x 23.5”
Suitable for dog breeds such as Pomeranian, Poodle, King Charles Spaniel, Coton de Tulear, French Bulldog and similar.
Which should you Choose for your dog?
So which should you choose you ask? There are no set rules as to which crate you should pick. The main thing to be aware of is the size and picking a crate that is big enough. We always suggest choosing a size up if in doubt as your pup can’t really have too much room. Other than that, it really comes down to personal preference and which suits your taste aesthetically. The Ellie-Bo crates are a good start and can be made to look lovely and homely with one of our signature L&L crate covers. If you want something that truly blends into your room then the wooden crates may be more to your taste.
If you’re still unsure, do give us a call. We’re happy to discuss your requirements and the differences between each type of crate. Give us a call or chat to us on LiveChat and we’ll do all we can to help you choose the most suitable items.