Crate size?

Hi, I wanted to know ,what size crate or kennel is recomended for an adult basenji?? I have 1 15 inch kennel, but i think it may be starting to be too small.

15"?? Should be 36X24X27 Large.

I use different types, different sizes:

When the kids are crated for the day (not very often these days) I use large wire crates (36l x 23w x 26h).

For travel and for their meals I use medium size wire crates (30l x 19w x 22h). I actually think the kids settle quicker and seem more content in the medium size crates.

I also have a couple of vari-kennels (plastic) medium size that I use for travel and when Liyah is in heat (Liyah in one, Brando in the other, Ruby in a wire crate in between the 2 :D).

Yes, I definetly , need to get bigger ones. I have two of the plastic kennel kind, they are actually not 15 they are 17 " high but I only use them for a couple of hours at work( i take him with me) and at home only sometimes closed. He sleeps in it and eats in it but the door is left open for him to go in and out as he pleases. I will buy a bigger one though because these are definiety getting to be too small for him now he is going to be 5 months old at the end of the month.
Thanks

Actually, smaller size crates are great when they are pups. That way they don't have too much space so that they can soil in their crate and then move away from it. Many people start pups with the size crate you have - so nothing wrong with that.

I started out with the medium vari-kennel when my youngest was a pup (she now 1.5 yrs old :o) because that was what her breeder had started her in.

You're lucky you can take him to work with you.

Yeah , I am going to switch him to a bigger size. I know, I have my own office , so as long as I can keep him from breaking things he's fine. I leave him home sometimes in the mornings so he gets used to being away from me.

@renaultf1:

Actually, smaller size crates are great when they are pups. That way they don't have too much space so that they can soil in their crate and then move away from it. Many people start pups with the size crate you have - so nothing wrong with that.

I started out with the medium vari-kennel when my youngest was a pup (she now 1.5 yrs old :o) because that was what her breeder had started her in.

You're lucky you can take him to work with you.

Personally I found it more viable to get one crate and block off the size with something like a box or something, and when the pup grows your remove it…easier on the wallet and you don't end up with 2 crates.

Gizmo has a medium 765461 cm, and he has plenty of room, which is filled with pillows and a blanket. He loves digging into it.

@NerdyDogOwner:

Personally I found it more viable to get one crate and block off the size with something like a box or something, and when the pup grows your remove it…easier on the wallet and you don't end up with 2 crates.

Gizmo has a medium 765461 cm, and he has plenty of room, which is filled with pillows and a blanket. He loves digging into it.

LOL - well I have 3 dogs and 9 crates, (3 upstairs, 3 downstairs and 1 other one that stays in the car in case of emergency - and I have 2 extra (not exactly sure how I managed that)) so when the time comes that I add another basenji I should be all set! 😃 BTW, Liyah long ago decided that the best chew item in the house is a vari-kennel so the edges of both of mine are in horrible condition LOL. 😃

Well I think if you can afford it is better to have several , so you dont hve to carry them around. For example I have two, one at home, one in my office if not i would have to carry it back and forth every day.

This is the one I have for my boy, the medium size, it comes with a diving panel so you can adjust it as they grow if needed.
http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2753745&lmdn=Pet+Size&ab=pt_crates_medium

For the hard sided ones I use the intermediates size. I only use this one for air travel, or occasional car travel if I am in a vehicle that will fit it (I have a sedan so it won't fit). Most suggest that a medium is all that is needed for a basenji but I fly internationally so rules require a bit bigger crate. And, he like the bit more space even when he hangs out in it.
http://www.dogkennels.com/dog-crates/plastic-dog-crates/largevarikennelultra.cfm

I use the General Cage wire crates for home and travel (except airline). For home I use the 300 size type and for the SUV and for shows, the 200 size type. And then for whelping I use the 400 size type and take off the door (and I cover it too). Since my pups are born in a crate and raised in a crate, typically adjustment to crates has not been a problem for the most part. I like the wire crates much better, at night I do cover them with a blanket or sheet to make it more like a den (same as covering a bird cage)…

I think I will buy a wire crate also. LIked that the plastic ones are more "den" like , but like you said I can just put a blanket at night… Thanks

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