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    Default Recommended Dog Crate

    I did a search but still have questions.

    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.

    Amazon has the 40" Pet Porter plastic crate for $103 (similar price at Wal-Mart).
    http://www.amazon.com/Petmate-21184-...arge+dog+crate

    They also have a 40" Airline rated crate for $130. It has air holes in the back.
    http://www.amazon.com/Petmate-Kennel...arge+dog+crate

    I have no airline travel plans but would not mind the difference if the quality is better.

    Your recommendations will be greatly appreciated. One of these or something else.
    Last edited by Oldcoyote; 05-14-2015 at 09:30 AM.

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    The best may be Ruff Tuff Kennels. Intermediate size is around $170. These are the toughest of crates.

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    I have various brands in the house, inside concrete kennels in winter, but the best I've tried and the ones in my dog car are large Ruff Tough's

    http://www.rufftoughkennels.com/

    I ordered from the factory so they wouldn't drill holes in the bottom half. I drilled lots in the top half.

    Cost more, but for me well worth it.

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    Another vote for ruff tough.

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    Ruff tuff used to be the toughest crate, now it is a roto molded crate made by gunner kennels. The only downside to them is that they are pricey, around $500

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    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.

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    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.

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    The academy sports where i live is dog friendly...so I was able to take the pooch in and try them out.

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    I just bought a Rough Tuff X-Large 22"Wide X 40" Long X 30" Tall and it is well made. 299.00 shipped.

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    Rough Toughs have held up well for me with medium use.

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