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Labrador crate size?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by dandogman, Jan 22, 2012.


  1. dandogman

    dandogman PetForums VIP

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    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?
     
  2. Kinjilabs

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    I had a 42inch for Woody but he got too big for it:eek:, but he is show build.

    Depends on how long she is going to be in it? I think 42 should be ok for short periods.
     
  3. dandogman

    dandogman PetForums VIP

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    Well we have got a 24 inch so she will be in that all the time she fits and then we will move her into the big crate.
    She will be in the crate for 3 hours in the morning and at night.
     
  4. Kinjilabs

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    Personaly I would go for the biggest I could accomodate, remember she will need to move around, and if she sleeps in it she may toilet in there and needs room to not sleep in it:)

    Then there need to be room for water etc:)
     
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    Im not planning on putting water in the crate. It will just end up spilled.
     
  6. kezza30

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    I've spent ages trying to work this out too, i've seen 36" crates are ideal for up to 70lbs and are about 24" tall I think, ideal for my dog but if a lab gets more than 70lbs maybe go for the 42" to be safe. I'm not expert as I don't even have a dog lol so don't take my word until someone can say better:eek::D

    26" high actually I just checked, 24"wide it was :p
     
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    You can buy holders that clip on the cage for the water dish, then they dont spill:D
     
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    ah, thanks, i will look into those :)
     
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    bump ;)

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  10. Sleeping_Lion

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    I think you'll have to suck it and see, don't order the larger crate just yet, until you see how she fits in the smaller one as a pup, and go from there.

    For water, I've got a stainless steel parrot feeding bowl that clips onto the side of the crate, they're pretty hard to dislodge :)
     
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    Don't expect her to fit in that 24" one for long ;)

    We got Alfie a 30" but he out-grew it by the time he was 4 months old so we went for a 42" and I'm wishing I'd got a 48" now actually.

    I'd say go for the largest you can afford and have got room for :)
     
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