Measuring Your Dog for a Crate Measuring Your Dog for a Crate

What size crate will I need for my dog?

Use the following steps to determine the correct dimensions.

Length: Measure the length of your dog from nose to tail. When measuring the tail, be sure to add approximately 2-4 inches to the overall length, depending on the size of your dog.

Height: To determine the height of the crate you will need, measure your dog from the top of the head to the ground. If your dog has naturally erect ears, measure from the tip of the ears.

Width: To obtain the width of your crate, add approximately 2 inches for smaller breeds and 4 inches for larger breeds.

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Dimensions for dog crates are typically represented by length (L), width (W), and height (H).

Crate Sizing Guide

  • (Dog weight: Between 1 lb. and 10 lbs.)

    24L X 18W x 21H, 24L x 18W x 19H

    Boston Terrier, Chihuahua, Jack Russel Terrier, Maltese, Papillon, Pomeranian, Pug, Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier and more.

  • (Dog Weight: Between 11 lbs. and 25 lbs.)

    24L x 18W x 21H, 24Lx 18W x 19H

    Border Terrier, Boston Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Miniature Dachshund, Maltese, Miniature Poodle, Tibetan Spaniel, Yorkshire Terrier and more.

  • (Dog Weight: Between 26 lbs. and 40 lbs.)

    30L x 21W x 24H, 30L x 19W x 21H

    American Pit Bull, Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund, French Bulldog, King Charles Spaniel, Minature Pinscher, Miniature Schnauzer, Shetland Sheepdog, Welsh Terrier and more.

  • (Dog Weight: Between 41 lbs. and 70 lbs.)

    36L x 24W x 27H, 36L x 23W x 25H

    Basset Hound, Belgian Sheepdog, Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Chinese Shar-Pei, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel, Harrier, Schnauzer, Welsh Corgi and more.

  • (Dog Weight: Between 71 lbs. and 90 lbs.)

    42L x 28W x 31H, 42L x 28W x 30H

    Australian Shepherd, Border Collie, Boxer, Chow-Chow, Dalmation, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Irish Setter, Labrador Retriever, Siberian Husky, Poodle and more.

  • (Dog Weight: 90 lbs. and up)

    46L x 30W x 33H

    Alaskan Malamute, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bloodhound, Giant Schnauzer, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Greyhound, Neopolitan Mastiff, Newfoundland, Old English Sheepdog, Rottweiler, Saint Bernard and more.

Featured Crates

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  • Updated: 10/13/2021: 1:23:06 PM ET
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