Midwest “i-Crate” Folding Crate

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Best suited for: Everyday crate
Also works for: Hotel or vacation rental crate
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

This is the crate I should have bought when I first brought Chloe home. I’ve ended up with it, after a variety of collapsible fabric crates, a Marchioro “Ithaka Clipper 6″ crate, and a Sky Kennel crate, but I wish I’d started here.

First things first: I bought the iCrate Single Door Folding Crate, Model 1530 (which is the size Medium, at 30Lx19wx21H). Chloe could fit in the next smaller size, but for her …

Midwest crate for giant breed dogs

Best suited for: Permanent crate
Also works for:
Quality: ★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★

There seems to be a consensus among owners of giant breed dogs (including Mastiffs, Irish Wolfhounds, Great Danes, Scottish Deerhounds, Saint Bernards, Newfoundlands, Great Pyrenees, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Bouviers des Flandres, Dogues de Bordeaux, and Collies) that the best crate for the biggest dogs is either Midwest’s Model 1154U (single door) or Model SL54DD (two doors). They are both typical wire crates, just much, much larger than anything you’ve seen at the pet stores: Model 1154U is 45Hx54Lx 35W, …