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How to choose a crate that is the right size for your dog? A Guide for NZ Dog Owners

It is important to choose a crate that is correct in size for your dog or puppy. Basically, your dog needs to be able to stand up in, turn around, stretch out in their crate. Here are two easy ways to determine the correct size:

1. By measuring your dog, this option suits fully grown dogs

  • Measure length: Measure your dog from the tip of their nose to the base of their tail while they are standing. 

  • Measure height: Measure your dog from the top of their head to the floor while they are sitting down. 

Once you have these measurements, add 10cm to each dimension to ensure your dog has enough space to move comfortably. It's better to err on the side of a slightly larger crate than one that's too small.

For example, Aggie, our Collie x Huntaway is 85cm in length and 55cm in height. Lets add 10cm to each measurements and now we have 95cm L and 65cm H. This means Aggie needs a Large Crate. Beloved Pet Furniture offers high quality and affordable metal crates for dogs of different sizes from M to XXL. NZ Online dog crate, pet cage shopping, M, L, XL, XXL . Fast shipping within NZ 

2: Follow breed-specific recommendations or weight guidelines:

Many crate manufacturers provide guidelines based on breed sizes or weight ranges. These recommendations can be helpful if you're unsure about the specific measurements for your dog. They usually provide a range of crate sizes suitable for different dog breeds or weight categories. While these recommendations can be a good starting point, it's still essential to consider your dog's individual measurements and preferences. 

Here are a few examples of dog breeds along with recommended crate sizes for each breed. Please note that these are general guidelines, and actual crate sizes may vary depending on the specific needs and size of your dog.

  • Small Crates are suitable for the following breeds: Bichon Frise, Border Terrier, Boston Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Dachshund, Fox Terrier, Jack Russell, Italian Greyhound, Maltese, Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer,
    Tibetan Spaniel, Yorkshire Terrier Shop Small Crate and Surround Combo

  • Medium Crate are suitable for the following breeds: Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund, French Bulldog, German Pinscher, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tibetan Terrier, Welsh Corgi, Beagle  - Shop M Crate and Surround Combo

  • XL Crates are suitable for the following breeds: American Bulldog, Bearded Collie Golden Retriever, Dalmatian, English Setter, German Shepherd, Gordon Setter, Irish Setter Labrador, Samoyed, Standard Poodle, Vizsla - Shop XL Crate and Surround Combo

  • XXL Crates are suitable for the following breeds: Alaskan Malamute, Bernese Mountain Dog, Doberman Pinscher, Giant Schnauzer, Greyhound, Rottweiler, Samoyed, Weimaraner- Shop XL Crate and Surround Combo


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