One of the simplest ways to make your new puppy feel at home is with a safe, sturdy dog crate. The right crate not only creates a safe place to contain your pet when you can’t be there, but it also taps into a dog’s natural instinct to den. Most dogs love having a place of their own and may retreat to their crate anytime they need a little “me” time. As a bonus, crates usually make housetraining a lot easier by giving your dog a space in your home that is exclusively “theirs”!
Additionally you will need a good right sized IATA Approved Crate when traveling with your Pet with an Airline. Not all Airlines accept Pets in Hold or Cabin but those who do, will want you to use an IATA Approved Crate.
Guidance for Dimensions of Container
To assist in determining the approximate size of the traveling container, the following formula may be useful. When calculating the minimum internal height of the container, the height of bedding should be added to the height of the animal.
A = length of animal from tip of nose to base/root of tail.
B = height from ground to elbow joint.
C = width across shoulders or widest point (whichever is the greater).
D = height of animal in natural standing position from top of the head or the ear tip to the floor (whichever is higher).
Measurements A, B, C and D for determining the container dimensions must relate to the largest animal.
Download the Container Requirements 1 in English (pdf) applicable to cats and dogs (CR1 LAR 2023)
What Crate Size should be used for a large Dog?
Large dogs need a minimum crate length of 90 centimeters. You can also find XL and XXL dog crates measuring up to 120 centimeters long. Measure your dog’s height and length, and then add 10 centimeter to each dimension to find the right size crate.