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If you have a large dog, what car do you have?

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Boynamedsue Mon 03-Apr-17 15:41:49

We have a large greyhound. We currently have a 4x4 but it needs replacing and I'd really like something smaller and more economical but it needs to be something the dog can get in comfortably. Just looking for suggestions really.

Ftumch Mon 03-Apr-17 15:43:08

Renault scenic, big boot!

tabulahrasa Mon 03-Apr-17 15:45:13

Ford C-Max, wasn't a choice choice as such as it was what I could get cheap at the time that fitted the dog in the boot, lol.

But I quite like it actually, big enough boot for a large dog without being an oversized car, lots of leg room and head room, pretty good on fuel and ok to drive as well.

Boynamedsue Mon 03-Apr-17 16:00:37

Sounds like what we're looking for tabulah, thanks, I'll take a look. Was thinking about a skoda fabia estate, just not sure if it'll be big enough for him.

tabulahrasa Mon 03-Apr-17 16:28:03

I've had mine in a fabia estate...it was a very old one so I don't know how the newer ones compare...but...

Similar boot size, except the C-max is taller, so way more room for dogs that like to stand and look out - mine, lol.

Either should fit a greyhound in though.

The Fabia that I borrowed did have a huge lip to the boot though, so it was quite a big jump in but then the floor was low down. My dog struggled with that, but he's a Rottie so completely different shape and he has joint issues.

Wolfiefan Mon 03-Apr-17 16:29:14

I'm in the process of getting an s max.

SnapCackleFlop Mon 03-Apr-17 16:29:16

Renault Grand Scenic - boot is indeed massive smile

babyblackbird Mon 03-Apr-17 16:29:42

Seat Alhambra- it's exactly the same as a VW Sharan, they are made in the same factory but one has Seat badges put on so is cheaper. Absolutely huge boot when configured as a 5 seater.

Noitsnotteatimeyet Mon 03-Apr-17 17:12:30

BMW E class estate - enormous boot which fits ddog's travel crate with loads of room to spare

Isthatwhatdemonsdo Mon 03-Apr-17 17:15:51

BMW 5 series estate. Fits a Golden Retriever in and a Black Lab.

MiaowTheCat Mon 03-Apr-17 18:27:21

One greyhound, one somewhere between collie and GSD sized dog, plus a 6 foot 7 DH which limits things somewhat... and a zafira

BellaGoth Mon 03-Apr-17 18:30:18

Ford galaxy here. I have 2 labradors. I used to have a monde, which I loved, but the galaxy is better for us now that DH competes at agility as the galaxy can cope with towing the caravan.

Hoppinggreen Tue 04-Apr-17 08:05:19

BMW X3
Golden Retriever fits in nicely

mrslaughan Thu 06-Apr-17 22:03:55

Giant breed here and he has a discovery....:

Wolfiefan Thu 06-Apr-17 22:05:54

I know someone who bought a discovery for their giant breed and regretted it every time they had to lift their dog in the car. Giant breeds can easily damage themselves jumping in and out of a high vehicle.

Shockers Fri 07-Apr-17 02:09:18

Our large lurcher and collie cross get in and out of our Volvo V70 estate with ease. It's also roomy enough for them both to lie down comfortably.

ninjapants Fri 07-Apr-17 02:22:32

Skoda Octavia estate has a huge boot, ideal for large dogs

AntagonyAunt Fri 07-Apr-17 02:26:30

Echoing Wolfiefan
You need to be sure the dog can jump in and out safely.

PragmaticWench Fri 07-Apr-17 02:36:35

As a pp has said, it's really important to have a boot with an opening they don't have to jump over.

Tobolsk Fri 07-Apr-17 02:52:48

We have a Ford Expedition. We love it gives the dogs plenty of space

abbey44 Fri 07-Apr-17 03:03:54

I've got two Weimaraners and they have a (very old and really cheap) VW Golf with the back seat down and the dog guard behind the front seats. Plenty of blankets in the back and there's loads of room for them both. It's not a car anyone else other than me really wants to travel in, but I've got a dog-free one for that.

It was so old and cheap (& it's a diesel so cheap to run as well) that I don't get stressed out when it gets dirty or the puppy chews things and if it only lasts a year it'll have paid for itself. To say nothing of the peace of mind of not having my nice car trashed!

mylaptopismylapdog Fri 07-Apr-17 03:07:23

My fairly big labradoodle loved my old a class as it had a tall if small boot, he had enough space to lie down but he could sit up and lean on the back seat.

CMOTDibbler Fri 07-Apr-17 07:49:25

DH has a Skoda Superb estate which has loads of room in the boot for our two lurchers, and I have a Honda CRV which is fine. As the Superb is new, we have a custom boot liner in it to keep it clean

MiaowTheCat Fri 07-Apr-17 13:13:25

I'll add in the jumping up aspect - although diva Greyhound has decided she must be lifted into all car boots which is giving everyone in the vicinity a hell of a lot of giggles watching me try to lift a lump of solid muscle up!

I can just about get both my dogs into the rear of my Note for a quick whizz around to a nearby park (wouldn't do longer trips in it) but it's one of the older models you can slide the back seats forward and back in to make more rear/boot space accordingly.

MardAsSnails Sat 08-Apr-17 13:04:46

Or get them a ramp? Old yeller had a ramp up to the boot of our 4x4 after he hospitalised me by wriggling when I picked him up to put him in.

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