Heavy Duty 48" Giant Wire Dog Crate Recommendations

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Ming a Ling the- ShooShoo Lover
Barked: Fri Nov 11, '11 9:03am PST 
I have an 90 lb shelter mix dog that needs an extra large wire crate. The dog chewed through the first flimsy crate and I want to make sure that I replace it with a durable and suitable crate. Does anyone have an opinions on Majestic, Kennel-Aire, Midwest, Precision or BestPet dog crates? I can't find objective reviews so I'm asking for your help! Thanks.
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Sherpa Tanuk of- Everest
Barked: Fri Nov 11, '11 6:15pm PST 
Actually, the Kong crates are pretty good from what I understand, and they actually make a 48" long model. I'd replace the plastic pan with a metal one though, dog.com sells metal replacement pans.

A little rescue- with a big- heart.
Barked: Fri Nov 11, '11 8:32pm PST 
I've also heard good thing about the Kong ones. They are supposedly built to be harder to escape and to be stronger overall.


Canis Angelicus
Barked: Sat Nov 12, '11 11:00am PST 
I have a 48" Midwest Ultima Pro (three door), it is supposed to be heavy duty, but I don't have a crate chewer, so it has never been tested. I like it well enough, and the three doors make it very flexible. The Kong crates look great.

Barked: Sat Nov 12, '11 1:14pm PST 
I've heard really mixed reviews on the Kongs. I've heard of at least 2 dogs who could get the doors off the tracks . Their owners don't know how they did it but the crates were trashed fast.

I've got the Midwest Double-door folding crate in a 36. It's not the lightest/most portable crate in the world but it's held up beautifully otherwise. I wouldn't call it flimsy by any stretch.

Edited by author Sat Nov 12, '11 1:14pm PST