What size crate for Labradors? Elsa the labrador we went to see yesterday is a small, working Labrador (actually she is the smallest lab ive seen) and the breeder said dad is quite small too. I looked on the Labrador forum and they say 42 inch, but i would have thought that is more for a show lab size? We have got a 36inch 'hole' for the crate, would a 36inch crate be ok? my lab will only be a small working one?