Bulldog – Dog Crates

While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your Bulldog to grow. Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult male Bulldog = 50 lbs
Average weight of adult female Bulldog = 40 lbs

Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult Bulldog = 12-15 inches

A little about the Bulldog:

The Bulldogs origins are from a cruel “sport” called Bull Baiting in England. They were bread specifically for this sport. Bulls were tied to an iron stake with a thirty foot rope. Pepper was blown up the bull’s nose before the event to enrage the bull. At this time trained Bulldogs were sent in one at a time to immobilize the bull. A successful attack resulted in the Bulldog fastening its teeth onto the bull’s snout. Bulldog
This practice was not only considered to be entertainment but it was also believed that the bull’s meat was of better quality if the bull was baited before being butchered. There were actually many towns that had laws requiring a bull needing to be baited before allowing it to be put on sale. Some Bulldogs were also set against bears for bear baiting, purely for entertainment.
In 1835, bull baiting was outlawed. With the Bulldogs primary function now lost their popularity dropped greatly. If it wasn’t for the respect they gained and a large group of admirers the bread would most likely have become extinct. The English Bulldog was eventually crossed with a pug to resemble what we now consider the modern Bulldog. The modern Bulldog looks tough but in fact could no longer perform in Bull Baiting. It is shorter and no longer has the athleticism to run and be thrown by the bull. Also, its short muzzle couldn’t grip the bull as it did before crossing it with a pug. The aggressiveness that the Bulldog needed has for the most part been breaded out. They are docile, friendly and often very comical. These characteristics make for a wonderful family pet.
Bulldogs don’t need a lot of exercise and are ideal for living in an apartment.
Remember that just because your Bulldog doesn’t need a lot exercise each day it doesn’t mean you can neglect the daily exercise they do need. Consider this when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Bulldog exercise requirements = 1 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)

Average life span of the Bulldog = 8-12 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems.
Your Bulldog will show you that he’s not getting enough mental and/or physical exercise by not behaving well at home. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.

Weimaraner – Dog Crates

While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your Weimaraner to grow. Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult Weimaraner = 55-90 lbs

Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult male Weimaraner = 25-27 inches
Average height of adult female Weimaraner = 23-25 inches

A little about the Weimaraner:
The Weimaraner is known for being an excellent hunting dog. In the nineteenth century Germany had an abundant wild life. It was very popular to hunt large prey such as bear, deer, boar and even wolves. The Weimaraner was originally bred at this time and was able to take down prey like this. The popularity of large animal hunting decreased but Weimaraner’s being such excellent hunting dogs were still used for the now smaller game hunting. Smaller game being rabbits, foxes and birds. The effort to breed the Weimaraner was initiated by the noblew family of Weimer. The Weimaraner was first known as the Weimar Pointer. Although only speculated, the Weimaraner is thought to be from a crossing of the Red Schweisshund, the Bloodhound and some early pointing breeds. The Weimaraner has a powerful physique and usually has amber, light grey or blue grey eyes. Its coat is very short and extremely easy to maintain. The Weimaraner does not have an undercoat so they can’t handle the cold as well as dogs that do.
The German Weimaraner Club strictly controlled the breeding of this dog. Weimaraner’s from non approved breeding were not registered and specimens that didn’t adhere to their strict guidelines were destroyed. America gained access to this breed in 1929 when an American was allowed into the club. American dog enthusiasts became very interested in the breed once they saw the Weimaraner perform at obedience competitions. They soon learned to appreciate what a great hunting dog the Weimaraner was. The AKC recognized and registered the Weimaraner in 1943.
The Weimaraner requires a great deal of exercise. Remember that they are hunting dogs and known for their endurance and stamina. It’s very rare that an owner will out walk this dog. As a puppy they have an incredible amount of energy and this does not lessen much as they grow into adulthood. The Weimaraner needs a great deal of physical and mental attention. Owners need to be consistently patient with training and help their Weimaraner to know when they can play and more importantly when they need to be calm. Remember that your Weimaraner needs a great deal of mental and physical exercise each day. Consider this when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Weimaraner exercise requirements = 4 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)

Average life span of the Weimaraner = 10-13 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. Your Weimaraner will show you that he’s not getting enough attention by not behaving well at home. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.

Bull Terrier – Dog Crates

While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your Bull Terrier to grow. Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult male Bull Terrier = 60-70 lbs
Average weight of adult female Bull Terrier = 50-60 lbs

Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult Bull Terrier = 21-22 inches

A little about the Bull Terrier:

Dog fighting was considered a great source of entertainment in many areas of Europe. This created a demand for breeding the best type of fighting dog. Breeds were constantly mixed to find the right winning balance of strength, agility, speed and aggression. Around 1835, a cross between a Bulldog and an old English Terrier produced a stand out pit dog known now as the Bull and Terrier. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt was then crossed with a Spanish Pointer which added size to the breed. The size of course contributed to its strength. This breeds success in fighting gained much attention and interest in the English Terrier grew in England. Breeding for this dog was for performance and not appearance. Around 1850, the first appearance breeding began in a cross with an English White Terrier. This gave the English Terrier a cleaner appearance and what some thought as preferable legs and a more attractive head. The described cleaner appearance was an all white Bull Terrier. This new look gained much attention and a great demand for the all white Bull Terrier came into effect.
The Bull Terrier Club of America was established in 1897. In the early 1900s, breeders started reintroducing color into the Bull Terriers. They crossed White Cavaliers with colored Staffordshire Bull Terriers. This mix created a colored coat. This color coated variety was not initially well received but in 1936 the AKC recognized them as a separate and equal variety. The white variety still continues as the more popular variety, but both colors have enjoyed great popularity as show dogs and pets.
The American Temperament Test Society reports consistently high pass rates for the Bull Terrier. They are no more or less aggressive towards people than any other breed. They enjoy being around people. Bull Terrier’s can be described as lively, energetic, enthusiastic, comical, playful and very mischievous. They are sweet natured and affectionate but can also be incredibly stubborn. Because of their exuberance they are not recommended for households with small children. Bull Terrier’s can be aggressive with other dogs and small animals.
They need solid mental and physical exercise each day. Consider this when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Bull Terrier exercise requirements = 3 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)

Average life span of the Bull Terrier = 11-14 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. The Bull Terrier needs their daily exercise to see good behavior at home. Frustrated Bull Terriers in your home will most likely result in him using those powerful jaws on your furniture. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.

Shih Tzu – Dog Crates

While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your Shih Tzu to grow. Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult Shih Tzu = 9-16 lbs

Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult Shih Tzu = 8-11 inches

A little about the Shih Tzu:

The name Shih Tzu comes from the Chinese word for Lion Dog. Across the Asian culture, you see many historic references to Guardian Lions. These references come in the form of statues, paintings and writings. The Shih Tzu is a greatly respected animal in China because of its cultural connection with these Guardian Lions. Even though they were bred to look like these Guardian Lions, they don’t behave anything like a guardian. They prefer to be close to their companions and will usually offer strangers their affection.s
The Shih Tzu is most often associated with China but it most likely originated in Tibet around the 17th century. What we think of as the modern Shih Tzu breed was imported into England in 1930 and was classified by the Kennel Club as Apsos. The Apsos were recategorized as the Shih Tzu by the Shih Tzu Club in 1935. The breed spread through Europe and was brought to the United States just after World War II.
The Shih Tzu was recognized by the AKC in 1969.
As with all dogs the Shih Tzu’s personality varies but for the most part it can be described as a loyal, affectionate, spunky, sweet lapdog. They are great with children and are lovable family pets. They are of the toy group and are on the low end of the spectrum in regards to exercise. That being said they still require daily exercise.
These needs can be met with playful romp indoors or short walks.

Consider the level of mental and physical exercise your Shih Tzu needs when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Shih Tzu exercise requirements = 1 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)

Average life span of the Shih Tzu = 11-14 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. The Shih Tzu needs their daily exercise for them to behave well at home. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.

Golden Retriever – Dog Crates

While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your Golden Retriever to grow. Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult male Golden Retriever = 65-75 lbs
Average weight of adult female Golden Retriever = 55-65 lbs

Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult male Golden Retriever = 23-24 inches
Average height of adult female Golden Retriever = 22-23 inches

A little about the Golden Retriever:
Golden Retrievers were originally developed in Scotland during the mid 1800s. A popular pastime among the wealthy was to hunt wild birds. A hunter would shoot a bird and a good retrieving dog was needed. There were great improvements in firearms during this time. This allowed hunters to shoot birds from much greater distances. The retrieving dog would need to traverse these distances. The Golden Retriever seemed ideally suited for this job. Golden Retrievers love the water and could gcross cold ponds and rivers with ease. They have a dense inner coat for warmth and an outer coat that lies flat against them. The outer coat provides a certain degree of water resistance. They are strong and can push though heavy vegetation. The Golden Retriever also has a talent for retrieving the game undamaged. One would imagine that this talent was of great relevance to the hunters and high on the list of reasons why they used this breed.
Dudley Marjoribanks is known for creating the Golden Retriever breed. He lived just north of the Scottish border. The origins of the Golden Retriever started when he crossed a yellow colored retriever named Nous with a female Tweed Water Spaniel. They produced four puppies, which showed great promise. His vision of the breed was to create a more powerful retriever that would still be gentle and trainable.
Some of these Golden Retrievers found their way to America by 1900. The AKC however did not register this breed until 1927.
The Golden Retriever is known to be gentle, good natured, devoted and obedient. They have gained huge popularity as a family pet in America. The Golden Retriever requires daily exercise and human interaction. They need daily mental exercise too.
Games, Obedience challenges and throwing a ball to retrieve works well.

Consider the level of mental and physical exercise your Golden Retriever needs when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Golden Retriever exercise requirements = 3 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)

Average life span of the Golden Retriever = 10-13 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. The Golden Retriever needs their daily exercise for them to behave well at home. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.

German Shepherd – Dog Crates

While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your German Shepherd to grow. Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult German Shepherd = 75-95 lbs

Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult male German Shepherd = 24-26 inches
Average height of adult female German Shepherd = 22-24 inches

A little about the German Shepherd:
There’s a popular belief that the German Shepherd is closely related to a wolf. The truth is that this breed is no more related to a wolf than any other breed. The origins of the German Shepherd were from dogs bred to herd sheep and to protect against any predators looking to feed from their flock. As cities grew and became more industrialized, the need for sheepdogs lessened. However, the need for working dogs grew and the German Shepherd had many of the characteristics sought after for this. gThe German Shepherd is correctly named in that they are from Germany. There origin date is known to be 1899. Breeders of the German Shepherd sought to develop not only a herding dog but also one that could excel at jobs requiring courage, athleticism, and intelligence. The German Shepherd had proved itself more than capable as a working dog. They were bred specifically for their intelligence, a trait that they are now famous for.
The German Shepherd excelled in many roles; Police work, Search and Rescue, Narcotics Detection, Explosives Detection, Accelerant Detection and of course as a Guard Dog. German Shepherds have been trained with the military. They have on many occasions parachuted in with troops during military engagements.
The German Shepherd currently accounts for close to 5% of all registered dogs in the AKC.
The German Shepherd is a devoted and faithful pet for a family. They can be suspicious towards strangers due to their protective nature. This dog needs a great deal of mental and physical exercise. It’s important to stress that they need a healthy amount of regular mental challenges. They are noted to be one of the top three smartest dogs.

Consider the level of mental and physical exercise your German Shepherd needs when figuring out your crate training schedule.
German Shepherd exercise requirements = 4 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)

Average life span of the German Shepherd = 10-12 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. The German Shepherd needs their daily exercise for them to behave well at home. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.

Boston Terrier – Dog Crates

While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your Boston Terrier to grow. Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult Boston Terrier = 10-25 lbs

Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult Boston Terrier = 15-17 inches

A little about the Boston Terrier:

The Boston Terriers origins are well documented. Around 1865, the coachmen employed by the upper class of Boston began to cross breed some of their employers dogs. One of the offspring of this cross breeding was a dog named Hooper’s Judge. This dog was over 28 pounds and interbred with one or more small sized French Bulldogs. The resulting dog started to resemble what we now think of as the Boston Terrier.
By 1889, the breed had become sufficiently popular in Boston for the American Bull Terrier Club to be formed. The breeds nickname was the “roundheads”.
Shortly after the name was changed to the Boston Terrier Club.
The Boston Terrier was acknowledged as a breed in 1889.b
In the early years of this breed, the color markings were not very important. However in the early 1900s, the breeds distinctive markings had become an essential feature. The Boston Terrier quickly gained favor throughout America, ranking as one of the most popular breeds in the early to middle 1900s and retaining great popularity today.
The Boston Terrier is a pretty happy go lucky dog. Very relaxed and has an easy to please temperament. They can be very protective of their owners which most owners of this bread find quite endearing. This breed is also generally quiet and usually only barks when necessary.

The Boston Terrier is a lively dog that needs light daily exercise and needs affection from their owners. Something that comes easily for this lovable dog. Consider the level of mental and physical exercise your Boston Terrier needs when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Boston Terrier exercise requirements = 1 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)

Average life span of the Boston Terrier = 10-14 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. The Boston Terrier needs their daily exercise for them to behave well at home. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.

Greyhound – Dog Crates

While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your Greyhound to grow. Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult male Greyhound = 65-70 lbs
Average weight of adult female Greyhound = 60-65 lbs

Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult male Greyhound = 27-29 inches
Average height of adult female Greyhound = 26-28 inches

A little about the
Greyhound:
A sighthound is a dog that primarily hunts with speed and sight instead of scent and endurance. One of the first types of dogs that were selectively bred by humans was the sighthound. When it comes to the subject of fast running dogs, most people think of the Greyhound breed. Sighthounds are used primarily for hunting in the open where their sharp eyesight can target pray. Early accounts of the Greyhound breed goes back to the 5th century BCE in the United Kingdom. In 1014 British nobility established laws to prohibit all Greyhounds from hunting within royal forests. These laws remained in effect for hundreds of years. As farming increased and domestic animals became a more common source of food, the interest in this breed decreased. g
In the 1800s, the sport of racing Greyhounds took hold of the upper class. Early American immigrants brought the Greyhounds with them from England. This type of racing continued in America. Track racing began in 1926 were the Greyhound would chase a mechanical lure.
The Greyhound was recognized as a breed in 1885. The breed was divided into two types, show Greyhounds and racing Greyhounds.
The Greyhound is extremely well mannered, calm and quiet. They are very loving creatures and enjoy the company of humans and other dogs.
Greyhounds are bred for sprinting and not for endurance. Long hard walks are not necessary for this breed. Moderate walks with the leash and or providing an area where he can sprint around should be enough for his daily exercise. Consider the level of exercise your Greyhound needs when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Greyhound exercise requirements = 3 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)

Average life span of the Greyhound = 10-13 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. Greyhounds needs their daily exercise for them to behave well at home. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise. Both you and he will be happier for it.

Rough Collie – Dog Crates

While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your Collie to grow. Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult male Collie = 60-75 lbs
Average weight of adult female Collie = 50-65 lbs

Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult male Collie = 24-26 inches
Average height of adult female Collie = 22-24 inches

A little about the Rough Collie:
As with many breeds, the Long Haired Collie or Rough Collies origins are not clear. It is believed that it was derived from the Border Collie. The first records of this breed are in the 1800s. During this time the home of the Rough Collie was the Highlands of Scotland. The Rough Collies were used as sheep dogs. They were aggressive and able to guard and herd their flocks. There long hair allowed them to do this work in colder weather with ease.
The Long Haired Collie was cinfluenced by a dog named Old Cockie (also called Cockie Boy). Born in 1868, was known for its distinctive sable and white (or brown and white) coloring.
In 1860 Queen Victoria acquired a Long Haired Collie. The breed gained much visibility and it’s popularity grew.
The breed also gained much visibility by the author Albert Payson Terhune, the Lassie novel, movies and television shows.
The Collie Club of America was founded in 1886. The Collie Club in England dates from 1881.
Rough Collies are gentle and show no nervousness or aggression. They are generally great with children and other animals. They are devoted and have a calm disposition. Like most herding dogs, they are fairly vocal and some are difficult to train to not bark. They are intelligent and have a willingness to please. They can also be a bit stubborn at times.
Remember that it’s a dog with a working heritage and it needs daily mental and physical exercise or he can become frustrated. Consider your dogs daily exercise requirements when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Collie exercise requirements = 3 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)

Average life span of the Collie = 8-12 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. The Collie needs their daily exercise for them to behave well at home. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise. Both you and he will be happier for it.

Dalmatian – Dog Crates

While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your Dalmatian to grow. Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult Dalmatian = 40-60 lbs

Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult Dalmatian = 19-23 inches

A little about the Dalmatian:

The Dalmatian is a very recognizable breed. It has a very distinctive look and most people associate them to movies they’ve seen or the classic fire mans dog laying around the fire house.
The origins of the Dalmatians pattern is dunknown. There is evidence that the pattern is of ancient origin but for the most part the breed’s birth is unknown. The Dalmatian name is from a region in western Yugoslavia called Dalmatia. It’s theorized that their ancestors may have included a smaller version of the spotted Great Dane.
Many dogs are breed for a particular function but the Dalmatians specific function is unclear. There are records of them performing many roles. A “jack of all trades” type of breed. One of the Dalmatians well known functions was as a Victorian England coach dog. There unique look caught the eye of the upper class in England and made a perfect choice for this role. Once the automobile replaced the coach, the Dalmatians popularity declined. They still had a place as a coach dog for horse drawn fire engines. This is how the association with fire houses began.
The popularity of this breed has always been very high or very low. The breed having such a distinctive look would catch the eye of movie makers. The Dalmatian would be featured in a movie and suddenly a great demand for them would occur.

Dalmatians require a lot of exercise and attention. The Dalmatian was breed to run for miles. They are very playful and enthusiastic. They need a daily strong walk and an area to play. Consider your dogs daily exercise requirements when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Dalmatian exercise requirements = 3 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)

Average life span of the Dalmatian = 12-14 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. The Dalmatian needs their daily exercise for them to behave well at home. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.

Beagle – Dog Crates

While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your Beagle to grow. Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult Beagle = 18-30 lbs

Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
There are two height varieties. 13 inch variety does not exceed 13 inches.
15 inch variety is greater than 13 inches and less than 15 inches.

A little about the Beagle
:
Hare hunting was very popular in England during the fourteenth century and the Beagle was the common choice for this type of hunting. There are two general beliefs of the origin of the name Beagle. First, it may be from the old French word “begueule” meaning “open throat” in reference to bay. “Bay” meaning a deep and prolonged howl, as of a hound on the scent.  The name Beagle can also be derived from old French words meaning small. The word Beagle was found often in writings from the sixteenth century on but it’s believed that the name was commonly used in the late fourteenth century.
Beagles were easily carried and beasily followed during the hunt. These qualities made them ideal. Some hunters could even put them in a pocket if the need came up. By the 1800s the beagle came in several sizes but early on they were only about nine inches long which made them super portable.
The first records of a Beagle in America were in 1642. Beagles were used in the South for hunting for a time before the Civil War. These American Beagles had changed greatly from original English Beagles. After the Civil War, the Beagles started to resemble what you know of now as the modern American Beagle. Their popularity to this day is astounding and continue to be one of America’s all time favorite family breeds. The Beagle is friendly, sociable and friendly. They need companionship to be happy. This can be from either humans or other dogs.

The Beagle needs a moderate daily walk or a closed off area for him to run around and play. Consider your dogs daily exercise requirements when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Beagle exercise requirements = 3 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)

Average life span of the Beagle = 12-15 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.

Siberian Husky – Dog Crates

While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your Siberian Husky to grow. Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult male Siberian Husky = 45-60 lbs
Average weight of adult female Siberian Husky = 35-50 lbs

Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult male Siberian Husky = 21-23.5 inches.
Average height of adult female Siberian Husky = 20-22 inches.

A little about the Siberian Husky:
The ancestry of the Siberian Husky is for the most part unknown. The earliest historical records of the breed shows that it was developed in northeast Asia by the Chukchi people. The Siberian Husky evolved over hundreds of years as a sled dog for these people. During the Alaskan gold rush, sled dogs became a necessity and a great demand for them grew. h
With the great increase in sled dog teams, the people of the region found entertainment in racing. The Chukchi Huskies were first entered in the 1909 All Alaska sweepstakes race. This race was between Nome and Candle, which is about a 408 mile race. These dogs caught the eye of a racer who purchased a number of them to race in the following year.
His three teams came in 1st, 2nd and 4th place.
So started the great public interest in the Siberian Husky.
In 1925 they became credited for saving the town of Nome from a diphtheria outbreak. A Siberian Husky sled team raced 340 miles to this town with diphtheria serum. Around this time, the first Siberian Husky’s came to Canada and the United States.
They were recognized as a breed in 1930.
In World War II the Siberian Husky’s were well known to be excellent search and rescue dogs for the army.
The Siberian Husky is fun loving, alert, clever, independent and adventurous. They can be mischievous and stubborn at times. The breed found its way into homes as a wonderful family pet. It’s one of the most popular arctic breeds.

As you would imagine the Siberian Husky being an excellent sled dog needs a great deal of exercise. It’s an active dog that has been bread to tirelessly run for miles. It needs a lot of daily exercise. Consider your dogs daily exercise requirements when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Siberian Husky exercise requirements = 4 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)

Average life span of the Siberian Husky = 11-13 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.

Basset Hound – Dog Crates

While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your Basset Hound to grow. Basset Hounds are long and short so the height of the crate is less important for them then the length. See the below average dimensions. He should be able to turn around easily within the crate.
Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult Basset Hound = 40-60 lbs

Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult Basset Hound = Usually not over 14 inches.

A little about Basset Hounds:

The earliest historical reference of the Basset Hound is found in the sixteenth century.
The reference to the Basset is in the subject of badger hunting. Short legged dogs occur in nature and records of them are found in some of the earliest historic records. But to specifically identify when the Basset Hound was specifically bred is difficult. bFinding historic ancestry for many breeds can be a challenge. Basset is from the French language. It means a low thing or dwarf. Many small or short dogs could be described as a dwarf so the name does help to historically identify this breed.
Dogs with long legs were faster and hard to keep up with for hunting. A logical solution was to use short legged dogs to hunt with. This type of hunting was done before and during the French Revolutionary war. After the war, hunting with guns was more common and slower running dogs were ideal to move game into the open and track but not necessarily catch prey. Because the often faster running prey soon learned that the Basset Hound couldn’t catch them, they would not always run away. Instead they would just keep their distance. This allowed hunters a much easier target.
In the late 1800s, crosses with Bloodhounds were made to increase size. The first Basset Hounds were brought to England and America in the late 1800s, and interest in the breed grew little by little. By the mid 1900s, the Basset Hound found its way into mainstream media with its sad droopy expression.
Many advertising campaigns to this day uses the Basset Hound.
The Basset Hound is one the most good natured and easygoing breeds. They love to slowly investigate by sniffing a trail. Obviously a trait they got from their Bloodhound ancestry. Speak to any family that has one and you will most likely hear great fondness and affection for the breed.

The Basset Hound needs daily moderate exercise. Its needs are met with a mild daily walk. Consider your dogs daily exercise requirements when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Basset Hound exercise requirements = 2 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)

Average life span of the Basset Hound = 8-12 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.

Pug – Dog Crates

While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your Pug to grow. Pugs are generally on the smaller size. See the below average dimensions.
Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult Pug = 14-18 lbs

Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult Pug = 10-11 inches.

A little about Pugs:

There are two generally accepted thoughts of how the name Pug came about. First, the word Pug is derived from the Latin word “pugnus” which means fist. Many people see the resemblance between a clenched fist and the shape of a Pugs head. Second, Pug monkeys were a popular pet in the eighteenth century and Pug dogs look very similar to them. “Multium in parvo” is a latin expression which means “A lot in a little package”. This is a reference that is used often when describing the Pug. p
The Pug is obviously from the Toy Group of dogs but it’s a bit of an exception. Its ancestry is derived from the Mastiff and retains many of that breeds characteristics. The Pugs origins begin in the Orient were they were miniaturized. You could often see this breed in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. The Chinese character for prince resembled the wrinkle found on the forhead of the Pug. A wonderful coincidence for the breed, which resulted in there rapid growth in the region.
The Pug found its way to the Netherlands were they became quite popular.
By 1790, the Pug could be found in France. Napoleons wife used her Pug to carry messages to Napoleon when she was imprisoned. Pugs were first brought to England during Victorian times and became incredibly popular with the wealthy.
Pugs made it to America in the nineteenth century and found themselves competing as show dogs and as loved family pets.

The Pug needs daily moderate exercise. Its needs are met with a good daily walk. Consider your dogs daily exercise requirements when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Pug exercise requirements = 2 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)

The pug makes a great family pet. They personalities can be described as really funny and there little bodies are perfect with for how they prance around as thought they are a bigger dog then they are. They can be stubborn at times but for the most part they aim to please and most Pug owners will agree that they are a wonderful addition to their home.
Average life span of the Pug = 12-15 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.

Great Dane – Dog Crates

While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your Great Dane to grow. Great Danes are known for how big they get.
Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult male Great Dane = 130-180 lbs
Average weight of adult female Great Dane = 110-150 lbs

Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult male Great Dane = at least 30 inches. Most 32-35 inches.
Average height of adult female Great Dane = at least 28 inches. Most 31-33 inches.

A little about the Great Dane:
The Great Dane has always drawn a certain admiration. Perhaps from how big they get or perhaps from the strong presence they project. It’s no wonder that they have been referred to as the Apollo of Dogs. In the fourteenth century, these dogs had gestablished themselves as excellent hunters in Germany. The ability to take down difficult to catch wild boars became well known.
The English first referred to them as German Boarhounds. It’s actually not known were the name Great Dane came from. Many people guess that because of the word Dane, that the dogs origins are Danish. This is not true. They are a German breed. In Germany, they are referred to as Deutsche Dogge. To the English speaking world however, they will always be referred to as the Great Dane.
The Great Dane came to America in the late 1800s. To this day it’s still a popular breed.

The Great Dane needs daily moderate exercise. Its needs are met with a good daily walk. Consider your dogs daily exercise requirements when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Great Dane exercise requirements = 2 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)

The Great Dane is good with children and more often than not friendly towards other household dogs and pets.
Average life span of the Great Dane = 7-10 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.

Doberman Pinscher – Dog Crates

While searching for an appropriate dog crate,
consider how big you expect your Doberman Pinscher to grow.
Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.

Average weight of adult Doberman Pinscher = 65-90 lbs

Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult male Doberman Pinscher = 26-28 inches
Average height of adult female Doberman Pinscher = 24-26 inches

A little about the Doberman Pinscher:
The person who originally breed the Doberman Pinscher was Louis Dobermann from Thuringen, Germany. He was a door to door tax collector who needed an alert guard dog to go with him on his daily rounds. This sparked his interested in breeding the Doberman Pinscher.d
The first breed club was formed in 1899. The Doberman evolved quickly and attracted great attention.
Around 1908 the first Doberman Pinschers arrived in America. In both Europe and America the Doberman Pinscher became the dominant police and guard dog of it’s time. Soon after many families found them to be a great family pet. They are intelligent and consistently on the alert to protect the family and home. They likes to be mentally challenged and are easily trained.
In 1977 the Doberman Pinscher was the second most popular American breed.

Consider your dogs daily exercise requirements when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Doberman Pinscher exercise requirements = 3 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)

Doberman Pinschers are an active breed that needs daily mental and physical exercise.
If these needs are not met they can become frustrated and destructive.
Average life span of the Doberman Pinscher = 10-12 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.

English Cocker Spaniel – Dog Crates

While searching for an appropriate dog crate,
consider how big you expect your English Cocker Spaniel to grow.
Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.

Average weight of adult male English Cocker Spaniel = 28-34 lbs
Average weight of adult female English Cocker Spaniel = 26-32 lbs

Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult male English Cocker Spaniel = 16-17 inches
Average height of adult female English Cocker Spaniel = 15-16 inches

A little about the English Cocker Spaniel:
Cocker Spaniels became extremely three purebred cockerspopular in England, but American breeders endeavored to change the breed in ways that traditional English Cocker Spaniel enthusiasts objected to. English and American Cocker Spaniels were shown together until 1936, when the English Cocker Spaniel Club of America was formed and the English Cocker received status as a separate variety.
In 1946 the English Cocker was designated a separate breed. After the breeds were separated, the American Cocker became the dominant breed in popularity but only in America. Throughout the rest of the world, the English Cocker is by far the more popular of the two breeds and is known simply as the Cocker Spaniel.

Consider your dogs daily exercise requirements when figuring out your crate training schedule.
English Cocker Spaniel exercise requirements = 3 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)

The English Cocker Spaniel retains more of it’s hunting nature than does the American version. That being said it requires a little more daily exercise.
Average life span of the English Cocker Spaniel = 12-14 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.

Is my dog ready to graduate from staying in his crate?

You feel like your dogs crate training has been going very well. You’re starting to wonder when you’ll be able to leave him out of the crate while you’re gone.
If you can answer yes to the following three things, you should be ready to start.

1) Is your dog an adult? Smaller dogs are dog grad bigconsidered adults sooner than larger breeds. Look into what age your dog is considered an adult.
2) Is your dog completely housebroken?
This means that he no longer has any accidents in the house.
3) Does your dog try to chew on anything other than his chew toys? In other words, do you trust that he won’t destroy anything once you’re gone?

Here are a few things you can do to gradually introduce him to his new unsupervised freedom.

Step 1 – Move his dog crate into a room with its door open. Bring your dog to this room. Give him a couple toys to occupy his time and a treat as you leave. Start with leaving him in there for 10 minutes. Try not to make any noise during this time. Sounds outside the room could cause him to bark or scratch at the door. Once the time is up, enter the room and give him a warm greeting. If he behaved well during this time give him another treat. If you are seeing that he’s comfortable and enjoying his time in the room, you can slowly increase the time. Once you reach a few hours, you should be able to start the next step.
Step 2 – Follow everything you did in Step 1 but increase his confinement area. For example, you could restrict him to half of your living space.
Step 3 – This is what you’ve been working up to. Continue what you’ve been doing in the previous steps but this time you are leaving him alone in the house.
Gradually work up to longer times until you reach the amount of time you’re usually away from home.
Note: If you come home to an accident or destructive behavior, take steps back in your training.
Also, remember that your dogs crate is his sanctuary and you should always keep his open crate available.

Barking and Running into the crate door.

I’ve been hearing dog owners describe the following behavior when crate training and think it’s worth writing about. Some dogs throw themselves into the dog crate door and/or bark when they know they are being let out.
How can you teach your dog to stop doing that?

running intoAs in all dog training, the first step is to understand why he’s doing it.
As I’m sure you’ve guessed, he’s trying to show you that he wants out of the crate. He might need to go potty or just be excited to play.

For whatever reason he is trying to simply communicate,
“Hurry up and let me out!”.

If he’s doing this and you quickly let him out, guess what’s happening in your dog’s mind? He’s thinking, “Excellent. I have just successfully trained you to let me out of the crate faster.”
To correct this behavior, do the following. Any time your dog does this, stop all motion towards opening the crate. You want to consistently show him that every time he behaves this way it will have the opposite effect. If you see that he’s starting to learn the desired behavior you might also want to reward him with a treat.
Stick with it and you should see results pretty fast.

Crate Training for road trips.

Here are some thoughts on helping your dog be as comfortable and stress free as possible in your vehicle. Use a crate that he’s familiar with. He’ll be much more at ease if he’s already used to the crate. Just like people, some dogs are prone to getting carsick. If this is the case with your dog, you might want to speak with your veterinarian. He may prescribe some motion sickness medication. To help decrease your dogs stress you should gradually introduce him to car rides.
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1) Put the dog crate in your vehicle and secure it.
2) Give your dog his cue to enter the crate. If he’s big enough to reach the crate encourage him to go on his own. If he’s too small to jump up, you could try using a ramp. When he gets in, praise him and give him a treat. The point here is to teach him to happily enter the crate knowing that he’s going for a ride. Practice this step until your dog is comfortable going in the crate. Don’t proceed to the next step until he is.
3) Cue your dog to enter the crate. Give him a treat. Take a short drive. When you return from the drive let him out right away. Gradually work up to longer trips. If your dog is stressed out on these trips you might want to have a second person in the back with him. This person should be talking in a relaxed voice to your dog and showing him that he’s not alone. It’s also a good idea to give him treats during the trip. Remember to only give treats when he’s behaving nicely.

Traveling tips.
- Always make sure he’s gone to the bathroom just before you hit the road.
- When packing the car keep “Crate Ventilation” in mind.
- Keep temperature in mind. The sun could be heating up the rear compartment.
- Practice putting the leash on him before he gets out of the crate. In his excitement to stretch his legs you don’t want him to run into (god forbid) traffic.
- As always put a toy in his crate to keep him occupied.

Remember that each dog has his own personality and will react to travel in their own way. Learning what works best with your dog will make road trips much more enjoyable for you both.

Why is my dog crying in his crate?

There could be several reasons why your dog is crying out to you.
1) Perhaps his training schedule has progressed too fast.
Your dog should be happy and enjoying each step of his crate training.
At what point did you start seeing this undesirable behavior?
You might want to go back to that point and proceed more slowly from there.
2) It could be a matter of where the crate is located.
If your crated dog is left alone in another room or if he can’t Tearssee you, that could be the reason for him calling out for company. Try moving the crate to a place with the most family activity.
3) Maybe your dog is bored. Having a good selection of toys or bones for your dog will keep him stimulated. It’s always a good idea to keep one or two toys in the dog crate.
4) Your dog could be crying because you’re using the crate as a form of punishment. I can’t stress this enough. Please don’t do this!
This will teach him the crate is a bad place and not his sanctuary.
5) Your little guy might be crying because he doesn’t want to soil his den. The younger your dog is, the less time he can hold his bladder and bowels. You should be keeping a crate training schedule that anticipates when your dog needs to relieve himself.
6) Your dog might not be getting enough exercise. Each breed of dog has different exercise needs. Try increasing the amount of exercise he’s getting.

Each dog has his own personality and needs. Really try to understand what your dog is whining or crying about and adjust accordingly. This will make both you and your little guy much happier.

Toys when crating your dog

Puppies and Dogs are chewing machines. Chewing keeps their teeth and gums clean and healthy. Chewing also relieves anxiety, stress and boredom.
Give your dog something to do in his crate. If you don’t, he may start chewing on the cage. I recommend having only two items at a time in his crate. This way he doesn’t get board of his toys. Keep his box of toys near the dog crate. You can spread them out and let him pick the one he’s interested in. I personally like toys that let you put a treat in them. You’ll see him chewing away and trying to get at the tasty reward.
Whether your dog is an aggressive chewer or not you will learn what type of bones or toys he prefers. Putting these items in the crate with him will keep him entertained and happy.

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Sample Crating Schedule for Older Dogs

If your dog is over a year old you should see that he can now hold his bladder and bowels for much longer than when he was a puppy.
See this previous posting: Max Crate Training By age
You might have to crate your dog while you’re at work. With longer periods of time in the crate it’s recommended that he gets a midday break for exercise and being able to potty. If you’re not able to get him this break, make sure you put great focus on him getting extra attention and exercise.
You should never crate your dog longer than nine hours. If the rare occasion occurs that this does happen he will be ok.
Just remember that your dog has needs and those needs must be met for him to be mentally, emotionally and physically fit. Different breads of dog require different levels of exercise. Set a realistic schedule for in and out of the crate. Both you and your dog will be happier if you do.

Here’s a sample dog crating schedule.
You’ll of course have to customize your crating schedule based on your dogs age and specific needs.

7:30 am Wake up and take him to go potty.
7:40 am Feed your dog breakfast.
7:50 am Put your dog in his crate.
8:30 am You leave for work.
5:30 pm You come home from work and take him to go potty.
7:00 pm Potty break.
7:30 pm Feed your dog dinner.
7:40 pm Potty break.
10:00 pm Final potty break. Dog goes in crate for the night if necessary.

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Feeding schedule when crate training

A puppy less then six months old will generally do best with three meals per day. After six months, you can usually make it two meals per day. Speak to your veterinarian to see what works best in your situation.
Feed your puppy at the same times each day. It’s part of keeping a good crate training schedule. After all, if his food is going in at the same times, you’ll soon see a pattern of when to expect it coming out. Since you know when he’ll need to poop, you’ll be sure to give him extra time on his walk. This schedule will help you keep an eye on your puppy’s health. Defecating more than usual is a good warning sign. It’s a good idea to alert your veterinarian if you see this.
It’s generally recommended that you don’t feed your puppy in his crate or cage.
During feeding times, remove him from the crate and put his food down in front of him.
Take the bowl away after about ten minutes. Do this even if there’s still food in the bowl.
Don’t feed your puppy regular meals in his crate or cage.

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An “Accident” in the puppy crate

What should you do if your puppy goes potty in the crate?
Remember that your puppy is in training and that accidents happen.
The little guy won’t be happy about it.
Perhaps you haven’t been sticking to the puppy’s schedule. Or the schedule needs some adjusting, e.g., more frequent potty breaks. Maybe you were distracted and didn’t see him signaling you that he needs to go. When you discover the accident, don’t assume that he has completely relieved himself. He may still be holding back as much as he can. Remove him from his crate and take him out right away.
Thoroughly clean the puppy crate and make sure there’s no elimination scent left when you are done cleaning. Don’t clean with anything that contains ammonia. It could remind him of urine and make him think that the crate is a new potty area. Be careful to remove whatever disinfectant you are using by thoroughly rinsing and drying the crate. You don’t want your puppy ingesting any of those chemicals.
Remember to also clean anything that was in the crate, including the puppy.

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Crate training a dog from a puppy mill

A “Puppy Mill” is a dog breeding operation who’s focus is on profits above animal well being. I’m strongly opposed to anyone purchasing a puppy from such a place.
Some dog shelters have puppy’s / dogs rescued from Puppy Mills.
If your puppy is from a Puppy Mill, you will find it more challenging to housebreak him with a crate. Puppy Mills usually keep many different dogs of varying breeds in the same kennel. They are never let out and are forced to eliminate in their cages.
They are not raised inside with families and learn that it’s okay to eliminate in their dens. Puppies are also removed from their mothers too early. Mothers clean their puppy’s and teach the importance of staying clean.
Puppy’s learn early that it’s ok to live in their mess. Once this is learned, it’s very hard to unlearn. If your little guy is from a Puppy Mill, house breaking with a puppy crate isn’t a good idea. I recommend that you research alternate house breaking methods.
There are other crating benefits for this type of dog:
Check out the previous posts that I’ve done on “Crate Training Benefits”.
Give your puppy his own space
Deterring Destructive Habits
A safe place to recuperate
Time Out Area
Travel Safety

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Sample Crating Schedule for Puppy

It’s so important to be consistent with your puppy crate training. If you can stick to a schedule your puppy will see the pattern and eventually know what to expect.
If you don’t keep a schedule your puppy will be confused and his training will go much slower. Don’t forget that the younger your puppy is the more potty breaks he will need.
Refer to this posting: Max Crate Training By Age
It’s no small task to stick to a puppy’s crate training schedule. Your little friend will be so happy if you do.
Here’s a sample crating schedule.

You’ll of course have to customize your crating schedule based on the puppies age and specific needs.

7:30 am Wake up and take him to go potty.
7:40 am Feed your puppy breakfast.
7:50 am Another potty break before you put him in his crate.
8:30 am You leave for work.
12:30 pm A friend gives puppy a potty break.
12:40 pm A friend gives puppy a midday meal.
12:45 pm A friend gives puppy another potty break before putting him in his crate.
5:30 pm You come home from work and take him to go potty.
6:30 pm Potty break.
7:30 pm Feed your puppy dinner.
7:40 pm Potty break.
9:00 pm Potty break. Remove puppy’s water, for bladder control all nite.
10:00 pm Final potty break. Puppy goes in crate for the night.

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Puppies and crates

When puppy crate training, remember that the younger he is, the less he can hold his bladder and bowels. Take a look at this posting: Max Crate Training By Age
Set your puppy up to succeed and don’t expect him to hold it for long periods of time.
The key to housebreaking your puppy, with a crate, is leveraging his instinct to not eliminate in his den. If you’re not letting him out as often as he needs he’ll be forced to give up trying to hold it and potty in his crate. This will start teaching him to accept living in or near his mess; clearly something you don’t want him to learn. It can become a very hard habit to break.
Setting up a consistent schedule and sticking to it is the best approach. If you can’t make it home during the day you could hire a dog walker to stop by or have a friend or neighbor do it. Imagine how you would feel if you had to go and had no choice but to do it in a confined area.
Note: Some dogs try so hard to hold it that they get urinary tract infections or kidney problems.
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