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dog crate breed chart - size recommendations

Choosing the proper size dog crate for your dog should involve a number of considerations. Depending on the gender and the possibility of mixed ancestry, your dog may need a dog crate that is larger or smaller than listed. This list is provided to help you choose the proper size dog crate for your adult dog. Please consult your pet professional for additional guidance.

When selecting the proper crate for your pet, his size is more important than his weight. A pet should have a crate 6" longer than his body length and 6" higher than his shoulder height for maximum comfort.



24" dog crates are recommended for the following breeds or dogs weighing up to 25 lbs


  • Australian Terrier
  • Bichon Frise
  • Border Terrier
  • Boston Terrier
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Chihuahua
  • Chinese Crested
  • Fox Terrier
  • Pomeranian
  • Pug
  • Shih Tzu
  • Silky Terrier
  • Tibetan Spaniel
  • Toy Fox Terrier
  • Yorkshire
  • Terrier
  • Jack Russel Terrier
  • Japanese Chin
  • Maltese
  • Manchester Terrier
  • Miniature Dachshund
  • Miniature Poodle
  • Norwich Terrier
  • Papillon


  • 30" dog crates are recommended for the following breeds or dogs weighing between 26 - 40 lbs


  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • American Water Spaniel
  • Basenji
  • Bedlington Terrier
  • Carin Terrier
  • Clumber Spaniel
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Tibetan Terrier
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Tibetan Terrier
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel
  • West Highland Terrier
  • Dachshund
  • French Bulldog
  • King Charles Spaniel
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Pekingese


  • 36" dog crates are recommended for the following breeds or dogs weighing between 41 - 70 lbs


  • American Eskimo
  • Australian Cattle Dog
  • Basset Hound
  • Beagle
  • Brittany Spaniel
  • Bull Terrier
  • Bulldog
  • Chinese Shar-Pei
  • Norwegian Elkhound
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Standard Schnauzer
  • Welsh Corgi
  • Whippet
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • English Setter
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • Finnish Spitz
  • Harrier
  • Keeshond
  • Kerry Blue Terrier


  • 42" dog crates are recommended for the following breeds or dogs weighing between 71 - 90 lbs


  • Airdale Terrier
  • Australian Sheperd
  • Bearded Collie
  • Belgain Malinois
  • Belgian Sheepdog
  • Belgian Tervuren
  • Border Collie
  • Irish Setter
  • Irish Water Spaniel
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Saluki
  • Standard Poodle
  • Vizsla
  • Boxer
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • Chow-Chow
  • Dalmatian
  • Golden Retriever
  • Gordon Setter
  • Ibizan Hound


  • 48" dog crates are recommended for the following breeds or dogs weighing between 91 - 110 lbs


  • Afgan
  • Akita
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Anatolian Sheperd
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Bloodhound
  • Bouvier Des Flandres
  • Briard
  • Kuvasz
  • Newfoundland
  • Old English Sheepdog
  • Otterhound
  • Rottweiler
  • Samoyed
  • Siberian Husky
  • Weimaraner
  • Bullmastiff
  • Collie
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Dogue De Bordeaux
  • German Shepherd
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Greyhound
  • Komondor


  • 54" dog crates are recommended for the following breeds or dogs weighing over 110 lbs


  • Borzoi
  • Great Dane
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • Mastiff
  • Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Scottish Deerhound
  • St. Bernard