THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2009
Can I Put Two Dogs in One Crate?
This question gets asked a lot, and the specific question and answer is below. The short answer is that you can put two dogs in one crate, but with extreme caution, and we do not recommend it in most cases.
The question and answer is specific to that person's circumstance, but you can adapt it for your situation. If you have any questions, contact us.
I have two Shichon puppies, 14 and 18lbs, will a 36inch crate be big enough for them, they like to be together, or should I get a 42?
If you were buying a separate crate for dogs this size, we would recommend a 24 inch model which would be around 24"L x 18"W. A 36" Life Stages Double Door LS-1636DD crate is exactly twice this size at 36"L x 24"W, so there should be enough room for both dogs.
Whether you want to step up to a 42" crate really depends on your preference. For ease of use, the two door versions are normally better. The side door allows the dogs to enter the crate and turn to the left and right.
One note of caution when housing two dogs in the same crate: problems can sometimes occur - conflicts over resources such as food, water, or toys, or possibly over dominance. If you have any concerns about this (and we do advise caution) it may be worth getting a three door Select 1336TD,or Ultima Pro 736UP.
The advantage of the three door crate is this: if it becomes necessary to separate the dogs when crating them, the two end doors, combined with the divider panel allows you to split the crate into two. Otherwise, if you run into difficulties crating them together you would need to purchase two more crates.
Almost all of the crates feature Free Shipping (for some Western States, a small per-order surcharge will apply). Here are your options:
MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2009
Great Dane Dog Crates
Great Danes are great dogs and very popular. With sufficient daily exercise, they make surprisingly good indoor dogs, being relatively inactive when inside.
Obviously Great Dane owners have the same containment concerns as other pet owners, needing a safe secure place to keep their Dane contained when they are not around to supervise him/her.
The problem with these dogs, along with other giant bread dogs, is the size of them! Regular wire dog crates usually go up to 35" high, and many Great Danes stand 3ft or more. (for more information on the Great Dane breed, you can visit Great Danes at dogbreedinfo.com.)
Fortunately, we have a couple of models that are specifically designed for Great Danes and other Giant Breed Dogs that are usually 110lbs plus. There are two models available, and they are both 54" Long, and 45" High. The 1154U is 35" Wide, vs. 37" for the SL54DD.
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THURSDAY, OCT. 15, 2009
Replacement Pans for the Midwest Model 89Z
We stock a full range of replacement pans (also called “trays”) for the older model crates. The Midwest Model 89Z is now discontinued, and was a very sturdy, galvanized finsh 48" drop pin crate.
The Model 5 Pan is designed to fit Midwest 48" drop pin crates. The Midwest Model 89Z was redesigned in the early nineties and this redesign increased the width of the crate.
Models prior top this date will not accept the Model 5 Pan since the crate is too narrow. You should measure the width of the existing pan, and if it is 27" or less, then the Model 5 Pan will not fit. These older 89Z crates are approximately 27½" wide.
Midwest MW5PAN for Extra Large 48" Drop Pin Crates