There are a number of reasons for getting a dog cage or dog crate. Mainly, its function is for your dog’s security, or for easy transportation. Aside from these, it is also used to toilet train a puppy or to give the dog somewhere to go to when there are visitors in the house, as well as for displaying dogs at dog shows.
When you get a dog cage, it is always important to make sure that the cage is just the right size for your pet dog. If the dog cage that you buy happens to be too big, you may run into some problems. In particular, dogs, and most especially puppies, might use an area of the cage’s space to poop on.
Ideally, a suitable dog cage must be of a sufficient enough height for the dog to fully stand on all fours. Also, the cage has to be wide and long enough so that the dog has enough space to move and turn around in.
If the dog cage that you intend to buy is meant for puppy training, you should take into consideration that your pup is a growing dog. Do not make the error of purchasing a cage that won’t grow with your dog. Rather, you should get an appropriate dog cage equipped with a dog cage divider that will enable you to increase the cage’s size just as your pup grows in size.
How big a dog cage is would depend on the breed of dog your pet is. There are specific sizes of dog cages that are suitable for particular dog breeds. 50 cm cages are appropriate for a Yorkshire Terrier, a Chihuahua, or a Toy Poodle. 61 cm cages can accommodate a Toy Poodle, a Medium Poodle, a King Charles Spaniel, a Westie, a Corgi, a Whippet, or a Cocker Spaniel. 76 cm cages are built for the previously mentioned breeds, as well as for Beagles, Border Collies, Springer Spaniels, Bulldogs, and Bull Terriers.
91 cm cages are for Border Collies, Airedales, Springer Spaniels, Bulldogs, Dalmatians, Pointers, Standard Poodles, Bull Terriers, Labradors, Boxers, Setters, Weimaraners, Retrievers, Dobermans, and Rottweilers. 107 cm cages are for most of the previously mentioned breeds, excluding Border Collies, Rough Collies, Bulldogs and Bull Terriers, and including the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Newfoundland. The biggest dog cage measuring 112 cm is suited for the Weimaraner, the Doberman, the Rottweiler, the Bernese Mountain Dog, the Newfoundland, and the Great Dane.