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    Default Crate Recomendation?

    I have a BLF that has out drown the small crate we got for her and want to get one for all purposes, she sleeps in the house in it and travels in truck in it, what's the best crate out there? I also want to get a camo or brown cover for it?

    Thanks Beau

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    I just picked up a Petmate Vari-Kennel and I'm pretty happy with it. I ordered it from Petco.com... I got 20% off and free shipping. I paid around 81 bucks for a crate that normally runs 100-120 bucks. Couldn't beat it. I plan to get one of the Mud River insulated covers for it eventually.

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    Here ya go... $85 and free shipping for the large Vari-Kennel.

    http://www.petco.com/product/115436/...le-Kennel.aspx


    My only concern, if using the Vari-kennel for extended periods of time in the house, would be the dog chewing on the crate... since it's plastic. There's really not much for a dog to chew on from the inside, but you know how dogs can be... They often surprise us. lol

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    Beau, you will pay a little more, but Get the RTK!!! It is solid, one piece construction with great doors and ventilation. The owner of the company is great to deal with. I will never have another Petmate type in my truck again. Dropped an empty one off the tailgate at a stand still and it busted open. Plus RTK has all kinds of tie down and add-on options. Mud river makes covers that fit all size RTK's.
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    Beau, here is the link if you are still here after our message from outer space. What's up with THAT?


    http://www.rufftoughkennels.com/Man-...gh-Kennel.html
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    I have tried just about every plastic crate made, I have 12 in the dog shed right now, that all have some type of damage. A few years back I bought a crate that was new to the market, Ruff Tough, www.rufftoughkennels.com/
    They cost twice what a plastic crate costs, worth every penny.

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    I can tell you to NOT buy them from Walmart. Bought four, two weeks later only two have survived. They are really brittle and crack very easily.
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    Thanks everyone for the responses!! Looks like RTK is the way to go! Carol what are you doing out in Outer Space?

    Beau

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    Are the RTK's much heavier than a typical "walmart" quality kennel? Also, do most of you have the large or intermediate size? My 6 month old should top out at about 65lbs.
    Last edited by UTMallard; 03-04-2013 at 10:45 AM.

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    This might be a dumb question but what size large or medium? She will be between 60-75 pounds

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