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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Crate Size? ***Updated with pic!***

Hey everyone! After a year of lurking on this board I'm finally going to get my first Vizsla! The litter was born last night and I'll be getting a male eight weeks from now! My wife and I are beyond excited!

I guess my first question is what size crate will be good for my V? I'm not sure between these two dimensions:
36L x 22W x 25H (says its for dogs up to 70 lbs)
42L x 28W x 30H (says its for dogs up to 90 lbs)

So there it is. Also, any input and tips for a first time Vizsla owner are VERY welcome! My wife and I are young and active, have zero kids and no other pets in the house. I've researched the breed for about two years now. Thanks everyone!

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 06:51 AM
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Re: Crate Size?

We got 42" for our girl, so if you want to have a crate for months then for male 42" will be just fine, just need divider for the first few months to keep it small for the housebreaking purpose.

I think 36" will be too small... even in 42" Chilli almost touch the top when her big bedding is inside..and she is 23.5" tall so max for girls...

remember to post some pictures when your boy will arrive and Congratulations!!!
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 07:16 AM
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bamcisman, congratulations on the birth of your furbaby! Can't help you with the crate question. I had one but donated it to a local rescue group. Willie, my rescued Vizsla, doesn't use a crate. He is such a good boy, he doesn't need one.

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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 08:58 AM
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I agree with Chilimonster that 42 is the best option. Before we got Pacer, we went to the pet store and told them what breed of dog we were going to be getting and they told us the 36 would be ok. We've since had to buy a second crate because Pacer can't sit or stand up in the 36. If it has one of those dividers that comes with it, that's the best way to go because you can make it bigger as the pup grows.
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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 09:45 AM
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I ended up getting the 36 instead of the 42. Ruby is only 13 weeks right now and she is using not even half of it yet with the divider up. She was the runt of the litter and is smaller still compared to her litter mates and her mother was petite. If not, then I guess we will have to get another one when she is older.

Congrats - get ready for the craziness!!!!!

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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone! I figured 25" high would be a little snug especially for a male. I will definitely post pics when I pick him up and I'll be asking more questions along the way I am sure.
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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 10:42 AM
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We got a 36 - or Large, for our guy. But I'd ask your breeder, they'll have a better idea of what size your dog will end up being.

Congrats...they're the best!
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 06:58 PM
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Go with the 42" and make sure you get the wire crates that fold up like a suitcase. I have taken it with me all the time. Copper is at home in his crate wherever we are. It must come with a divider also. There are many other threads for you to read on how to prepare for a new pup. Things like Voldhard tests, first day activities etc...
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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 10:35 PM
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We had a 36in one when we first got Luke at 8 weeks. We put a partition and moved it back as he got bigger.
At 10 months he is quite BIG, but comfy in a 40 L x 27W x 36H

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011, 11:49 PM
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This is what I have, and I would recommend it:

If Kobi is sitting in his crate (in the sit position) his head almost touches the top. He's 8 months old. I don't think he'd be quite as comfortable in a smaller crate.

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