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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
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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
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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.

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36" is typically more than enough for an adult Golden.

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We have a 42" valuecrate, but it's really too big. The 36" would be better for a conforming golden.

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We bought the 42, but really wish we would have got the 36! It's sooo massive.

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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!

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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.
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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
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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

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