Great Danes and other giant breed dogs: Custom crate for airplane travel

The biggest Midwest and PetMate crates will work up to a point. The biggest Midwest crate is a good crate for daily home use but it’s not an airplane carrier. The Vari-Kennel Series 700 or Sky Kennel Series 700 crates are excellent airplane carriers, but they’re only so large — they’ll accommodate a young giant breed dog, but a full-grown giant breed dog that needs to travel by plane may well require a custom-made crate. Here’s one U.S. company that makes custom crates: Take a look at their page about custom crates — it also includes “crate extension kits,” …

Midwest crate for giant breed dogs

Best suited for: Permanent crate
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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, …