I have a six month old male Labrador pup. His sire weighed 75 lbs. In the kitchen we have a 40" Pet Porter. At night, he sleeps in a 32" Pet Porter in our bedroom. The 32" is getting cramped. At night, people occasionally come in the kitchen which would wake up the dog if he slept there.
How often do you (or your wife) plan on moving the crate? If not much, Ruff Tough is fine. But they are awkward to move, not light and the sharply-cut holes in the heavy plastic will hurt your hands. To sit in one place or in your SUV, they are fine. But I also compete in obedience trials. The RuffTough stays home and I take a more suitable crate.
Think about it. Mobiilty is not their strong point.
I have this one and it works fine...http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/aspe...+crate&Ntk=All 69.99 Acadmey Sports. it is very light and easy to take down and move...only downside is...it heats up quickly...I am in SC. I use a wire crate inside. I got it off craigslsit for 40.00 40 inch.