Dog Crate Sizing
It's important to buy the right size crate for your pet. If the crate is too big, you can leave room for Fido to be naughty. If the crate is too small, your pup won't be comfortable. We provide a chart of approximate size guidelines to follow when selecting a crate.
|Crate Size||Approximate Length||Weight Range of Pet||Some Breed Examples|
|Extra Small||24 inches||Up to 25 pounds||Yorkshire terrier, Chihuahua|
|Small||30 inches||26-40 pounds||dachshund, Lhasa apso|
|Medium||36 inches||41-70 pounds||cocker spaniel, bulldog|
|Large||42 inches||71-90 pounds||Dalmation, golden retriever|
|Extra Large||48 inches||91-110 pounds||German shepherd, Doberman pinscher|
|Giant||54 inches||110+ pounds||Great Dane, mastiff|
One way to determine which size is to measure your full-grown dog's height (from the ground to his shoulder) and add three inches to find the ideal crate height. Measure from your dog's head to the base of his tail and add three inches to approximate the ideal length. If you're buying a crate for a puppy, use the average sizes for your dog's breed. Note: Err on the larger side. If your pet is full-grown and he seems a bit cramped in his crate, upgrade to a bigger version.