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    Default Ruff Tough Kennels

    Anyone using these kennels? I like the double door model but not sure whether to get the intermediate or large size.
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    I use a large double door for my 70 lb golden.

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    I use the large double door for my 67 lb. chessie and she's very comfortable in it. The 80 pound male (26 inches at the shoulder) can fit in, but I wouldn't expect him to spend a weekend in there, LOL. I like the double door for the additional ventilation. It's also nice to be able to see them while I'm driving (they're side-by-side in the back of my 4-Runner) even though they only actually use the doors on the back side.
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    I love the Ruff Tuff kennels they are very sturdy but I have been told they can not be used for airlines transport due to plastic doors. They are very sturdy and I have 3 in my Rav 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam Spears View Post
    I use the large double door for my 67 lb. chessie and she's very comfortable in it. The 80 pound male (26 inches at the shoulder) can fit in, but I wouldn't expect him to spend a weekend in there, LOL. I like the double door for the additional ventilation. It's also nice to be able to see them while I'm driving (they're side-by-side in the back of my 4-Runner) even though they only actually use the doors on the back side.
    Pam,

    That's exactly why I liked them. Ventilation and a driver's view through.

    That's exactly why I liked them as well. Better ventilation and a driver's view through. Guess I'll get the large.
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    Cindy, I have the large, you can check it out on Saturday.

    Edit: I've seen them at Cabelas. Probably they would let you bring your dog in and try the intermediate out, if they still have it on display.
    Last edited by mitty; 02-25-2014 at 07:31 PM.
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    I just bought one and they are built to last. A very nice product.

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    I have 2 Larges for an 85 lb & a 75 lb in the back and an Intermediate Pet Porter in the middle:

    http://www.retrievertraining.net/for...t-crates/page2

    I'm completely satisifed with them.

    Double doors might be nice in the right application.

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    Love the ruff tough crate. Quite a few people I train with use them. There is a video on their website showing the different sizes and different dogs going in and out of them. I have the intermediate but my dog is just over 50#. 65 to 70 is probably the cutoff for the intermediate depending if you're just transporting them for short duration or if they are living in them.

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    I have the medium with double medal doors, use it when I change vehicles or in the back seat of the truck. Great product

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