45. Popular Sizes for Big Breeds. (see list of breeds below)

Popular sizes of dog crates, puppy pens and dog beds for your breed.

Please follow the links below to see the popular sizes for your breed.
These are based on our experience over many years, but sizes do vary within any breed. When selecting a crate, the dog should be able to stand erect without needing to bend its legs. The minimum height for the breed should therefore be taken to be the height to the withers. Please check this if you are in any doubt.
Click on the pics below to see the crates, pens and beds for your breed.

Typical breeds which would use this size are shown below for comparison.:-
(Please note that the height to the withers is important, as this is the minimum height required for a crate. It is also important in determining which puppy pen and bed to buy as it is the height to the shoulder with straight legs.)

  Height to withers (ins)
  Dog Bitch
Akita 26/28ins (66-71cm) 26/28ins (66-71cm)
Alaskan Malamute 25/28ins (64-71cm) 23/26ins (58-66cm)
Beauceron 26/28ins (65 -71cm) 26/27ins (65 -69cm)
Doberman 27/28ins (69-71cm) 25/26ins (63 -66cm)
Giant Schnauzer 26/28ins (65-71cm) 23/26ins (60-65cm)
Grand Bleu de Gascogne 25/28ins (63 -71cm) 23/26ins (60 -65cm)
Irish Setter 26/29ins (66-74cm) 25/28ins (64-71cm)
Rhodesian Ridgeback 25/27ins (63 -69cm) 24/26ins (61-66cm)
Rottweiler 25/27ins (63-69cm) 23/25ins (58-64cm)