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If you have a very large dog, it might be easier to get a playpen or fence— but if you have your heart set on a crate for training or to make a cosy den, we’ve found six of the best options.
Before shopping for a big dog crate, it’s important to know your dog’s measurements, including width, length, and height—in addition to weight. The term “large” could cover anything from a Labrador to a Saint Bernard so checking out dimensions before you purchase is crucial.
Ideally, the crate should be tall enough to allow your dog to fully stand up, wide enough for her to turn around and long enough to let her fully stretch out.
After you know what size of large dog crate to look for, you’ll also want to consider the style and material. Retailers sell a variety of crates for large dogs in plastic, metal, and wood, and each material has its pros and cons.
For instance, metal wire crates are great for strong dogs who can chew their way through anything, but they tend to be heavy and hard to move—especially when they are large enough for a big breed. Meanwhile, plastic crates are generally affordable and ideal for use in cars, but typically offer less ventilation. Dog crate furniture that’s made out of wood is certainly the most attractive of all the styles, but it comes at a higher cost, it’s not collapsible and is not a good fit for chewers.
With that said, take a look at some of the best crates we’ve found for large dogs. Whether you have a 30-kg Pit Bull or a 90-kg Great Dane, there’s sure to be a dog crate on our list that will fit your needs.
For more about choosing the right crate for your dog, see our article, How to Choose the Right Dog Crate: Your Complete Guide.
This Life Stages crate has a removable separator so you can adjust the size of the crate as your dog grows from big puppy to great big dog. You can also choose between single and double door options for easy in and out. The largest size in this crate comes in at a whopping 121cm, so it can fit some of the biggest breeds.Shop on Amazon
Don’t want to upset your interior decor with a big wire cage? This stylish end-table-style dog crate could be just the one for you! While you won’t be fitting in an English Mastiff or an Irish Wolfhound, medium-large dogs will feel right at home in here. The crate even comes complete with its own mattress so you don’t have to buy one separately.Shop on Amazon
Perfect for puppies on the larger side who need carrying to the vet or a secure comfy spot for car journeys, this AmazonBasics travel crate fits dogs up to 58cm long. The top-loading door makes it easy for you to pop your pup in and out, plus there’s plenty of ventilation on all sides.Shop on Amazon
If you’d prefer a soft-sided crate, this is a great option with the XL size reaching 82cm in length. While it can only carry 8kg for travelling, if you only want to use it as a stationary crate, much heavier dogs can easily fit inside. The crate also comes with a warm fleecy liner so your dog can create the perfect den for a little me time. Remember a soft-sided crate won’t hold up to sharp teeth so if you’re dog’s a chewer, better give this style a miss.Shop on Amazon
Measuring 123 (L) x 75 (W) x 81 (H) this heavy duty dog crate certainly isn’t small. But if you’ve got the space, this is a brilliant, durable crate that will last. It has doors on the side and roof, is lockable, and comes with removeable wheels for easy transportation—a must when a crate is as big and heavy as this one! There is also a removeable base tray for easy cleaning with lots of room for your dogs favourite bed and all her toys.Shop on Amazon
This furniture-style dog crate not only looks nice, it’s super functional too. It can be used as an elegant side table or re-configured as a dog fence. It also comes with a plastic pull-out tray for easy cleaning.Shop on Amazon
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