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    Default Correct crate size for a bulldog?

    I'm trying to work out how long my bulldog will be when fully grown. I've googled and found out they are generally 40cm high, but can find an approximate length. I'm trying to figure out what sort of crate i should buy for vet visits etc. I am hoping that when he's older I can use a harness attached to the seatbelt and then he can just sit in the back seat on a rug, but as a puppy he will probably need a crate at least to start with.

    Any suggestions should i still use a crate when he's older? Anyone know the average length of a bulldog? and how much bigger than the dog should the crate be?

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    I reckon this a good question to put on your list for the breeder.

    Lot's of people will advocate crate training, which means you will need an appropriately sized crate for an adult dog if you want to go that way. I haven't crate trained but it is probably the one thing I would do differently if given my time over.

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    Just found this:

    General Crate Dimensions
    If your English bulldog can’t do the hokey pokey -- that is, turn himself around -- the inside of his crate is far too small. Humane Society guidelines note that dogs should have just enough room to fully stand and easily turn around inside their crates. Grown bulldogs stand at about 12 to 15 inches tall, according to Animal Planet's dog breed guide, so make sure your crate is tall enough to comfortably accommodate an upright pooch. The Association of Pet Dog Trainers suggests a crate length of about 42 inches and a width of about 30 inches to 36 inches for English bulldogs to rest in at home.

    The Recommended Crate Size for an English Bulldog - Pets

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    My crate has a removable divider in it so i could make it bigger and bigger as my dog got bigger.....to much room and they will wee inside of it when toilet training.....i gave Mojo enough room to completely stretch out and then some and it worked fine. Now i couldnt fit the divider in even if i wanted to lol.

    Get a collapsable cage type....they are bullet proof and fold away to nothing when not in use....easy to clean too.


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    It would be such a different question if it was asked by the owner of the bulldog we saw at the vet yesterday. He weighed 36kg and was wider than he was long. Lol

    I agree with asking the breeder. And I think most of the wire ones come with a divider, but best to check indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    It would be such a different question if it was asked by the owner of the bulldog we saw at the vet yesterday. He weighed 36kg and was wider than he was long. Lol

    I agree with asking the breeder. And I think most of the wire ones come with a divider, but best to check indeed.
    Oh that makes me feel sad, they are only supposed to be around 26kg and being too fat can be really bad for them.

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