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ghwanee
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PostSubject: Crate size.    Crate size.  EmptyFri Nov 30, 2012 2:07 am

Hello, I am picking up a husky pup in 2 weeks. We currently have a lab and we used a 42 inch metal crate. However, the metal crate folded will not fit in the trunk. So I was wondering if the 36 inch crate would work for a husky full grown. I could just get a small crate for her use for now but I kinda don't want to have to buy multiple different crates. Any input will help.


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PostSubject: Re: Crate size.    Crate size.  EmptyFri Dec 14, 2012 6:32 am

Hello -- My full grown male will not be happy in a 36 inch crate.

I don't like crates but they are good for puppies with positive training. For a full grown you need a 42 inch or bigger, that is just my opinion. As a puppy, 36 inch is fine.
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Female Join date : 2012-12-15
Location : La

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PostSubject: Re: Crate size.    Crate size.  EmptyMon Dec 17, 2012 1:38 am

I recently spoke to our trainer about this topic. She told us for Shiloh a 36 inch would be ideal for her.
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Female Join date : 2012-08-08
Location : Atlanta, Georgia

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PostSubject: Re: Crate size.    Crate size.  EmptyMon Dec 17, 2012 1:50 am

I have a 42" and it's a decent size. I certainly wouldn't go smaller. Especially if they have to be in it for long periods of time during the day.
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PostSubject: Re: Crate size.    Crate size.  EmptyMon Dec 17, 2012 3:41 am

The general rule for dogs and crates is that the dog should be able to stand up head straight, and be able turn completely around inside the closed crate. Depending on the size of your husky, it will probably be 36 or 42. I would just err on the side of caution and get a 42.
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Join date : 2011-12-22
Location : Fort Wayne, IN

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PostSubject: Re: Crate size.    Crate size.  EmptyMon Dec 17, 2012 3:52 am

I use 48" crates with metal pans, can get them pretty decently prices online
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Female Join date : 2011-07-24
Location : Los Angeles

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PostSubject: Re: Crate size.    Crate size.  EmptyMon Dec 17, 2012 7:00 am

We have two 36" crates - one wire and one airline crate. The airline crate seems to be roomier, so our larger Sibe goes in there (he's now at 72-ish lbs) and the smaller 59 lb female is happy in the wire crate with plenty of room to spare.
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Location : Broken Arrow, OK

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PostSubject: Re: Crate size.    Crate size.  EmptyMon Dec 17, 2012 10:45 am

we have a 36" crate and a 32 " crate. My male uses the larger one and female uses the smaller one (she about 42lbs and 4" shorter than Blaze)
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Female Join date : 2009-06-23
Location : Huntsville, AL

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PostSubject: Re: Crate size.    Crate size.  EmptyMon Dec 17, 2012 11:31 am

I have both a 36" and a 42" wire crate for my sibe who is 22" tall and weighs 50 lbs full grown. He fits just fine in both however I prefer to leave him in the 42" crate on the rare occasions that I might need to crate him simply because I want him to be more comfortable and able to spread out more but he fits in the 36" crate just fine too.

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Location : Louisiana

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PostSubject: Re: Crate size.    Crate size.  EmptyThu Jan 10, 2013 10:19 pm

I actually bought the 48" crate a LONG time ago because I wanted to be prepared. Well what I didn't realize is how GIANT it is.

So, for a puppy, do you think a 30" crate would be good up until they're about 6 months or so? I know it depends on the dog and to partition it still when they're smaller. Or would you not go any smaller than 36" for a puppy. I will be switching out to the big crate when I move out but there's no where it would fit in my bedroom, which is why I was thinking the 30" or 36" for now. Lol.

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Location : Ohio

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PostSubject: Re: Crate size.    Crate size.  EmptyThu Jan 10, 2013 10:42 pm

I just bought this crate, it says pets up to 40 lbs - (30"L x 19"W x 21"H). Yuki is 5 months old, about 28/30 pounds ish, and she can fit in it just about perfectly. It's Cloud's crate not hers but just thought I'd give you the comparison. I think Yuki's is about the pets up to 70 lbs - (36"L x 23"W x 25"H). She still has plenty of room in it.
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Location : Spokane WA

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PostSubject: Re: Crate size.    Crate size.  EmptyThu Jan 10, 2013 11:00 pm

All of mine fit nicely in 36" crates, though my Denali is a bit longer so I have him in a 42" when I do crate...typically that's only at the dog shows.
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simplify

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Location : Louisiana

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PostSubject: Re: Crate size.    Crate size.  EmptyThu Jan 10, 2013 11:23 pm

@Mobezilla wrote:
I just bought this crate, it says pets up to 40 lbs - (30"L x 19"W x 21"H). Yuki is 5 months old, about 28/30 pounds ish, and she can fit in it just about perfectly. It's Cloud's crate not hers but just thought I'd give you the comparison. I think Yuki's is about the pets up to 70 lbs - (36"L x 23"W x 25"H). She still has plenty of room in it.

That sounds good then. I think the 30" will be good for him as a puppy and when he gets too big for it I'll just switch to the 48" crate.

@HuskyMom09 wrote:
All of mine fit nicely in 36" crates, though my Denali is a bit longer so I have him in a 42" when I do crate...typically that's only at the dog shows.

Yeah for when he's bigger and left alone for longer periods, he'll be in the bigger crate. I just need to get a smaller one because the 48" one I bought is just too big to fit anywhere right now.

I've been slowly acquiring things over the last several months even though I had no idea when I'd actually be getting a puppy, hence the reason why I already have a large crate.
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Location : Ohio

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PostSubject: Re: Crate size.    Crate size.  EmptyFri Jan 11, 2013 12:16 am

@simplify wrote:
@Mobezilla wrote:
I just bought this crate, it says pets up to 40 lbs - (30"L x 19"W x 21"H). Yuki is 5 months old, about 28/30 pounds ish, and she can fit in it just about perfectly. It's Cloud's crate not hers but just thought I'd give you the comparison. I think Yuki's is about the pets up to 70 lbs - (36"L x 23"W x 25"H). She still has plenty of room in it.

That sounds good then. I think the 30" will be good for him as a puppy and when he gets too big for it I'll just switch to the 48" crate..

Not sure if you're interested but here's the link to the crate I got. Took about 10 days to arrive. http://www.petmountain.com/product/dog-crates/11442-522100/precision-pet-pro-valu-great-crate-two-door.html Although its out of stock right now. I also heard petco had really good online deals for crates. I tried ordering mine off amazon at first but then the supplier was like 'loljk out of stock' a week after I had ordered it so I just went to pet mountain xD
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Location : Louisiana

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PostSubject: Re: Crate size.    Crate size.  EmptyFri Jan 11, 2013 12:57 am

^ Oh man I hate that so much! It should be marked out of stock when it goes out of stock, not after you've already placed your order. Petco has 40% off everything on their online store plus free shipping, so I may end up taking advantage of that (even if I really won't need it for another couple of months). XD

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PostSubject: Re: Crate size.    Crate size.  EmptyFri Jan 11, 2013 11:47 am

I got a 48" for my pup to prepare for him and was just gonna divide it.. Well the first day i put him in there he was whining and chewing the wire and got his mouth stuck between them.. So i havnt put him back in there yet. I will when he gets bigger. I luckly had a small airline one laying around that he just fits in for now..
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Female Join date : 2009-06-23
Location : Huntsville, AL

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PostSubject: Re: Crate size.    Crate size.  EmptyFri Jan 11, 2013 12:23 pm

@simplify wrote:
I actually bought the 48" crate a LONG time ago because I wanted to be prepared. Well what I didn't realize is how GIANT it is.

So, for a puppy, do you think a 30" crate would be good up until they're about 6 months or so? I know it depends on the dog and to partition it still when they're smaller. Or would you not go any smaller than 36" for a puppy. I will be switching out to the big crate when I move out but there's no where it would fit in my bedroom, which is why I was thinking the 30" or 36" for now. Lol.

I would get the 36" and use the divider rather than the 30". At least then you could still use it later in life and possibly to adulthood rather than only being able to use it for a puppy.

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