What size crate do I need? - Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums

GoldenRetrieverForum.com is the premier Golden Retriever Dog Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-03-2008, 02:18 PM
micajones07's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 34
Images: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question What size crate do I need?

I'm getting my first puppy on Saturday (April 5th) He will be 7 weeks old, I've been told crate training is the way to go, so what size do I need? I've been looking online for one, and I want to get an adult size one with dividers, so I don't have to keep buying bigger ones when he gets older. But I am not sure what size I need. My friends have a boxer and i've read that they are about the same size and she uses a 36" x 23" x 25" crate. So, what size do ya'll reccomend? TIA
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-03-2008, 02:22 PM
Rachel's Mom's Avatar
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,105
Images: 44
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 4 Posts
Life Stages® - Double Door - 1600DD Series

http://www.midwesthomes4pets.com/cat...menu=0&catid=3

that's what I have for rachel

I believe I got the 48 inch one but not sure, I can check when I get home
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-03-2008, 02:24 PM
Penny & Maggie's Mom's Avatar
In the Moment
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dallas
Posts: 20,430
Images: 128
Thanks: 1,594
Thanked 3,430 Times in 2,379 Posts
I have the wire 24x36 which is plenty for my girls. Some people like the larger ones, but be aware that they take up ALOT of space. The very best made and economical crates I've found is here: http://www.valuecrate.com/ They are much cheaper and better made than anything we could find in the stores. They also come with a divider and are available with multiple doors which comes in really handy. Also, when we ordered, we were surprised how quickly it was delivered.

BY THE WAY,WELCOME TO THE FORUM. JUST WAW IT WAS YOUR FIRST POST !!!!!! HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE DISCUSSIONS.
__________________


Betty and the Dallas crew


“Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” A. France

Last edited by Penny & Maggie's Mom; 04-03-2008 at 02:26 PM. Reason: ADDITION
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Penny & Maggie's Mom For This Useful Post:
Bwilson (05-25-2014), jess (04-03-2011)
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-03-2008, 02:45 PM
FlyingQuizini's Avatar
Humankind. Be both.
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 7,646
Thanks: 66
Thanked 706 Times in 321 Posts
36" is typically more than enough for an adult Golden.
__________________
"Saber" (Golden Retriever) Born 5/12/12, Adopted April 2014.
Wordsmith's Winsome Warrior

"Quiz" (Golden Retriever) 12/31/03 - 3/20/13
U-CD Tanbark's Number Two Pencil, JH, CDX, Can-CD, AX, AXJ, OF, RS-E, JS-E, GS-E, WCDex.
I loved being this dog's partner! Watch him shine!

"Zoie" (Whippet) 9/8/00 - 3/28/14
Donmar-Valair Second Wind, CD, RE, MC, ASCA-CD, Th.D.
#1 AKC Obedience Whippet for 2004 / AKC and ASFA FCH Pointed
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-03-2008, 11:32 PM
Attacking Mid's Avatar
Toby's Dad
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 55
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
We have a 42" valuecrate, but it's really too big. The 36" would be better for a conforming golden.

AM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2008, 12:26 AM
twins&golden's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 72
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
We bought the 42, but really wish we would have got the 36! It's sooo massive.
__________________
~ Nady

Furmommy to Izzy - 8 months old
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2008, 12:29 AM
pdhaudio83's Avatar
prince's proud dad
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 70
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Be sure to go preview them at a local Pet Store as well... play around make sure it can collapse (soo nice) and just tinker around!
__________________
Prince's Dad
July 1, 2007
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2008, 09:50 AM
micajones07's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 34
Images: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks everyone! I had originally bought the 42 inch, and got it home and set it up and it is massive, so, I think i'll go take it back today and get the 36 in one, just wanted to make sure that it would be big enough.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2008, 12:30 PM
micajones07's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 34
Images: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I just got the 36 in one today, and I have to say it looks really small. Are ya'll sure that its at least tall enough for a full grown adult retriever? Because the dimensions are 36in long, 23in wide and 25 in high, and from everything I've read, Golden's can get up to about 24in high at the sholder, so that doesn't include the head. I guess I just need a little reasurrance from everyone that has one this size and has owned a golden retreiver before, because this is my first time. Thanks
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2008, 12:44 PM
pdhaudio83's Avatar
prince's proud dad
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 70
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
yeah goldens are usually around 23" tall so you might want to go with something a bit taller, but keep in mind its something the dog will lay in more than stand up
__________________
Prince's Dad
July 1, 2007
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:45 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
© Golden Retriever Forum .com
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65