Best Dog Crates For Large Dogs: 4 Safe And Comfortable Options (2017 New)

The best dog crates for large dogs are sturdy, easy to clean, and hold your large pooch – but that’s not all they need! Check out our thorough reviews of all the top choices and see what are the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Quick Comparison: Best Crates For Large Dogs in 2017

Dog CrateQualityOur Rating
AmazonBasics Double-Door Folding Metal Dog CrateA
2 Door Pet Wire Cage with ABS PanB
Midwest iCrate Pet CratesA-
ProSelect Easy Dog Crates for Dogs and PetsA-

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Below you’ll find in-depth reviews of each of the above products.

Editor’s Choice – Best Dog Crate for Large Breed

Here’s our pick of some of the best products in the market.

#1 – AmazonBasics Double-Door Folding Metal Dog Crate

The AmazonBasics Double-Door Folding Metal Dog Crate is the top seller on Amazon – and for good reason. Though, as with any product, it’s not without its disadvantages.

Stats

  • 42x28x30 inches

Dog Laying in Crate

What We Like

  • The double-door design allows dogs to enter from the front or the side.
  • This is an incredible secure wire dog crate, thanks to the two-slide-bolt latches on every door.
  • It folds flat to stay out of the way when not in use. This also makes it easy to take with you.
  • The bottom perimeter has mini dividers, with only 1.4 cm between them, so your pooch’s paws can’t slip through.
  • It includes a divider panel to make it smaller – or keep two dogs separate.
  • Also includes a composite plastic pan.

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What We Didn’t Like

  • The assembly process can be challenging – especially because the instructions are at the bottom of the crate, locked behind the pieces you have to first put together before ever getting to the instructions.
  • Some owners have reported issues with one of the locks not quit matching up perfectly. This could lead to smaller dogs getting out of the crate.
  • Some owners have reported that their dogs were able to separate the panels and get out. They solved this problem by adding zip ties for extra security.
  • The doors can be challenging to open and latch.

#2 – 2 Door Pet Wire Cage with ABS Pan

The 2 Door Pet Wire Cage with ABS Pan is one of the most affordable and simplest heavy duty dog crates.

Stats

  • 48x33x30

Dog in 2 Door Wire Cage

What We Like

  • It’s easy to fold down and take it anywhere you want.
  • It comes fully assembled. All you have to do is open up the box and unfold it into an open position.
  • The rounded edges make it safe for puppies.
  • This is a durable crate. It was treated with durable electro-coat finish.
  • The included pan is easy to clean.
  • There are two doors: one on the side and one on the front.

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What We Didn’t Like

  • The size of this crate makes it easily large enough for a very large dog. However, the wires are not strong enough for the largest of dogs. Some owners have reported that their dogs were able to break through within an hour of being in this crate.
  • It requires quite a bit of jiggling to get the locks to line up correctly. This is fine for mellow dogs, but a dog trying to get out would be difficult to keep in this crate while it was being secured.

#3 – Midwest iCrate Pet Crates

You have a lot of options with Midwest iCrate Pet Crates which allows owners of all sorts of dogs to find just what they’re looking for.

Stats

  • 36x23x25

Big Dog in Midwest iCrate

What We Like

  • You have a lot of choices with this product. You can pick a single door or double door, plus you can choose between standard black, pink, or blue.
  • Claims to work for dogs between 41 and 70 pounds.
  • A divider panel is included so you can make it smaller when your pooch is a pup and gradually increase the size as they grow.
  • A composite pan is included for easy clean up. Just remove it, wash it, and put it back.
  • It can be folded for easy transport.

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What We Don’t Like

  • While this is marketed as a carte for large dogs, the dimensions are much smaller than other entries in our list. As a result, it likely only works for smaller large dogs or bigger medium sized dogs.
  • The edges aren’t rounded and some are a little sharp. This can be a hazard for puppies or older dogs that chew.
  • Installation can be difficult. Some users have reported that they can’t get the frame to snap together exactly as it’s supposed to, which makes it less sturdy than it should be.
  • As with other crates for large dogs, though the size may be big enough for your dog, it is less than sturdy. Dogs who resist being in a crate could possibly break out of this one.

#4 – ProSelect Easy Dog Crates for Dogs and Pets

The ProSelect line of dog crates is one of the most expensive options. However, you do get what you pay for.

Puppy in ProSelect Crate

What We Like

  • We haven’t listed the stats for this crate because it comes in numerous sizes – including extra-large. This allows owners to find the size that’s truly perfect for their pooch. Even very large breeds like Great Danes and Saint Bernards can fit in the XL size.
  • The dual-latching door securely closes this so owners don’t have to worry about their dogs getting out.
  • The removable try makes it easy to clean the bottom of the cage.
  • It includes a divider panel that can make the cage smaller for puppies and then make it large as the puppy gets bigger.

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What We Don’t Like

  • The tray is made of plastic. While some owners may actually prefer this, it does mean that it’s not likely to stand up to wear and tear the way a metal tray would.
  • Though the cage is easy to assemble, no instructions are included.
  • The carrying handle doesn’t attach to the middle of the cage, which makes it virtually impossible to use.

Who Takes the Top Prize?

As far as size goes, the ProSelect is easily the biggest and best. As far as overall value, we’d have to recommend the AmazonBasics dog crate. After all, you don’t get to be the top seller without doing something right.

Other Types of Dog Crates

If you’re still not sure which crate to choose be sure to read some of our other articles: