|Barked: Sun Feb 5, '12 1:54pm PST |
|I'll be bringing home a Sheltie soon, and would like to purchase a wire crate to be her "den". (She will not be crated in it during the day, and it won't be used for transport in the car.) Since she's two years old, all growing is done.
Gypsy weighs 25 pounds, approximately. I read online somewhere that the average Sheltie of that weight is about 16" or 17" in height. I'm guessing that based on her weight, she wouldn't be more than 17" high, maybe 18".
I'm unsure what size crate would be the most comfortable for her. I know the ideal is being able to lie down comfortably and also stand comfortably. Should I get one big enough so that she can sleep fully stretched out on her side? (It will have an "open door" policy, and who knows, she may decide it's her bed.)
I saw this crate at Petsmart, and liked it. Would I need the size that's 30 long by 19 wide by 21 high? Or the next size up? Their sizing chart seemed to indicate a crate one size up from that. Also, is that a decent crate choice?
Thanks for the help!