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dontpushmybuttons Wed 22-Feb-17 11:49:16

What size crate do you have for your dogs? I will be getting a Staffie (adult) from the rescue in a few days and I'd like it to be on the larger size. What size do you think would be best? Thanks!

HarrietSchulenberg Wed 22-Feb-17 12:03:23

My 24kg lurcher has a 48" crate that is waaaay too big, for both him and our house. We call it his bedroom, or the East Wing, as it's so huge.
Friend has a much more modest 36" one for her spaniel, which would prob suit yours.
IIRC the rule of thumb is that dog must be able to fully stand and turn easily in it. Mine can do bloody cartwheels in his.

HarrietSchulenberg Wed 22-Feb-17 12:05:10

Should mention that our crate had previously been used for a GSD and several puppies, but was v cheap on Ebay and with local pickup, so I grabbed it as it was desperately needed.

CMOTDibbler Wed 22-Feb-17 12:08:10

I think a staffie would be fine in a large crate. My lurchers have an XL, and I have a L for my foster puppies. Best price I've found was on ebay

dontpushmybuttons Wed 22-Feb-17 12:41:39

TY! I've bought a medium for now which by the measurements should be OK - he's a really tiny Staffie but can always upgrade!

tabulahrasa Wed 22-Feb-17 12:57:18

"My 24kg lurcher has a 48" crate that is waaaay too big, for both him and our house."

38kg Rottie, 48" crate...and way too big for him too, lol

LaGattaNera Wed 22-Feb-17 17:46:50

ooh I love staffies - what is yours like and when does he/she arrive? I lost my staffie cross last month and have been homechecked today for my new arrival from the rescue a whippet/staffie cross so he will be taking up residence next week grin

Getnakedorgohome Wed 22-Feb-17 17:59:56

LaGatta I had a beautiful whippet Staffie cross. She was utterly bonkers and the most loving dog I've ever met. She looked like a skinny gremlin with massive ears! Good luck with your new pup smile

dontpushmybuttons Wed 22-Feb-17 18:21:17

LaGata Me too. They are just the best smile He's 2.5 and has been in kennels for 7 months. He arrives Sunday. So excited!

LaGattaNera Wed 22-Feb-17 18:21:32

Thanks Getnaked - he is 9 years old was in a home but owner gave him up due to health problems and he is very loving and does enjoy a cuddle and is good on the lead and with other dogs am looking forward to having a best pal again been so lonely since losing my other dog last month and missed going out for walks and having that unconditional love. He is mostly black with a white chest and bit of white on his face. Need to change him name hopefully as his current name is a bit naff.

LaGattaNera Wed 22-Feb-17 18:23:35

Dontpushmybuttons I am hoping to get my doggie Mon or Tues we will have to meet up on here when they have arrived grin

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