What size crate for a smallish dog?

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I didn't like the idea of him only having room to turn. I didn't use dividers but we never wee'd in his crate beyond a couple of accidents in the first week.

We haven't got room in kitchen either but use conservatory as dining room which is either too cold or too hot.

We have it blocking our kitchen/hallway doorway as there is no door to close and it is blocking puppies access to stairs. I would have no qualms having it in my dining room though.

If you haven't already got your crate I can recomend dog health ones on ebay. They were a lot cheaper than pets at home and personally I think much better quality than some of the cheaper ranges and delivery was within 36 hours. My medium one was £22 and is very sturdy.

foolonthehill Wed 16-Jan-13 14:07:41

PS our crate has been in different rooms in dif houses; the hallway, the dining room, the kitchen and once in the laundry room!!
Wherever works for you will be fine.

foolonthehill Wed 16-Jan-13 14:05:55
foolonthehill Wed 16-Jan-13 14:04:13

they should be able to stand up, stretch fully turn around and lie down with legs extended when fully grown. you can buy dividers so you ca temporarily make the crate smaller whilst they are puppies.

http://ukdogcrates.co.uk/dog_cages_size_guide.html

crate size guide

letseatgrandma Wed 16-Jan-13 13:06:40

Thank you for the answers! How much should they be able to move around in their crates?

One more question-our kitchen is a galley kitchen with no real area to put a crate in-I was contemplating it going in the dining room instead; is this a silly idea? Where do you have your crates?

yesbutnobut Tue 15-Jan-13 21:47:59

I have a small (pets at home) crate for my CKCS. If it's for puppy training (ie toilet training) it's meant to be big enough for them to stand up/turn round in but not so big that it can use half of it as a toilet area. My dog loves hers I have to say.

I have medium for my Border Terrier. He's only 5 months but looking at him in it I am glad I didn't get smaller.

groovejet Tue 15-Jan-13 16:20:12

I have a size medium crate for my cav, think the dimensions are W79cm x D48cm x H58cm.

He does have a fair bit of room left over so may have got away with a size small, in fact he is just as happy when he has used his smaller travel crate when we have been away.

letseatgrandma Tue 15-Jan-13 14:40:46

What size crate would be suitable for a small/medium dog, eg a Cavalier King Charles?

Can anyone help!

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