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Old 01-30-2012, 09:44 PM
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Crate size for rough collie?

We're getting a rough collie puppy in 4 weeks and are wondering which size crate is right for her - we want one that will fit her adult size. She's a female and probably will be average sized for her breed.

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I'm not sure on the size you'll need.. Someone else might be able to give better advice! But looking at dogbreedinfo.com, Rough Collie females are on average 22-24 inches.. I'm assuming that's at the wither since it usually is.. So give some extra height for the head so she'll be able to stand up straight and not have to hang her head low.. And I'd assume if the height was right the width and depth will be fine, too.. Just picture it for a sec and see if it makes sense. Crates just come in general sizes for the most part.. Some brands will match different dimensions than others.


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--- Double door crate

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--- Single door crate

This is the kind of crate we got for our puppy. One thing I really liked about it is it has a divider panel so you can move it to allow more room for the pup as she grows. You can also buy a 'slip' cover for it so it darkens it and makes it feel more like a den.. I opted to just put a sheet over the sides of our crate and our pup never pulls it off/inside so it works for us.

For your puppy.. Me being me, I'd probably go with the one that is 31" tall or the 33" tall one, if she is going to be 22-24" at the wither as an adult. especially if you work and you plan on her being in there during the day. Even if it is a bit big when she's full grown, as long as she's crate trained and doesn't take the opportunity to potty in any extra space.. She'll like the room to spread out + there will be the extra room for her toys and bowls.

If she's a young puppy and small.. There may be too much space width wise with a large crate, even if you use the divider panel to make it shallower.. And if she has enough room to pee/poop comfortably in the crate, it might make house breaking difficult. If you're handy you can probably come up with a solution to shorten the width, too, if that is an issue.

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For your puppy.. Me being me, I'd probably go with the one that is 31" tall or the 33" tall one, if she is going to be 22-24" at the wither as an adult. especially if you work and you plan on her being in there during the day. Even if it is a bit big when she's full grown, as long as she's crate trained and doesn't take the opportunity to potty in any extra space.. She'll like the room to spread out + there will be the extra room for her toys and bowls.
You wont know for sure on size yet because every Collie isn't the same height. My first Collie was A LOT bigger then my second one.

It's the truth, if they have big paws then that pup will be big, if they are small then that pup will be small. But don't stop getting the pup your getting just because of it's paws!

I'd go with the bigger crate so when your pup gets older it has some room to move around.

Have fun with your new Collie puppy!! (Don't worry about t
he paws)
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