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Anyone have any advice on crate size? When is the crate they are in to small?

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Before I got Bentley I just bought the largest crate they had. They come with a divider so you can make it small at first then give him more space as he grows.
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We have a 42" wire crate for the house, and a 36" travel crate for the van. She's pretty much full grown now, and fills them up.

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I have a 42" crates for my girls. Although they insist on sleeping together in the same crate.
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I have a 42" wire crate in the house and a smaller plastic one, I think it might be 36" for the truck.

They should be able to stand up turn around and lay back down when they are pups, anymore room than that and you run the risk of them pottying in their crates. My big wire one has a divider!!!
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Crate size

I would not go smaller than 42" you might end up with a biggen' like me or Bentley's Mom.


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Crate size

For an adult Golden to completely stretch out, it definitely needs to be at least 42". Crates can be found cheap on Craig's List. I think I paid $30 for the 36" travel crate, and the guy had only used it to fly his dog in when he moved here from AZ.


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Crate size

I see you're from MN. I just took a quick glance on CL. They only used this travel crate to transport puppy from breeder. I don't know the size, but it looks like a bigger one. $35

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...543352899.html


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We have the 48" crate. It's from our last dog (90 lb Lab) It works well though.
We have a large (24x36") dog pillow(wrapped) in a towel for easy washing at the back of the crate.
This covers about half of the floor, which Bella likes.
In the summer she would move from the pillow to the metal floor to cool her belly. In winter I notice she stays on the pillow

IMHO: if they can't stand up and turn around comfortabley the crate is too small.

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