Choosing the Right Crate Size

See also: Crate Training Position Statement

Use the chart below to help give you an idea of what size crate to buy for your dog.

*The sizing recommendations and breed examples listed below are manufacturer standards, intended to give very general idea. Please size according to the size of YOUR dog.

Crate Size

Approximate Weight of the Dog

Example of Appropriate Breeds

18″x18″ or 18″x24″

Under 24 lbs

Under 30 lbs


24″x18″ or 24″x24″

Under 30 lbs

Under 38 lbs

Affenpinscher, Cairn Terrier, Havanese, Japanese Chin, Maltese, Norfolk Terrier, Pekingese, Pomeranian, Scottish Terrier, Shih Tzu, Skye Terrier, Silky Terrier, Toy Poodle, Toy Fox Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier

24″x30″ or 24″x36″

Under 40 lbs

Under 40 lbs

Cocker Spaniel, Australian Terrier, Basset Hound, Bichon Frise, Boston Terrier, French Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Dachshund, Italian Greyhound, Jack Russell Terrier, Lhasa Apso, Poodle, Schnauzer, Parson Russell Terrier, Wirehaired Fox Terrier

30″x24″ or

30″x30″ or 30″x36″

0-40 lbs

40-50 lbs

50-60 lbs

American Eskimo Dog, American Staffordshire Terrier, Basenji, Beagle, Brittany Spaniel, Chinese Sharpei, Chow Chow, German Pinscher, Irish Terrier, Keeshond, Kerry Blue Terrier

36″x24″ or

36″x30″ or 36″x36″

40-60 lbs

50-60 lbs

60-80 lbs

American Pit Bull Terrier, Australian Cattle Dog, Border Collie, Bull Terrier, Dalmatian, Old English Sheepdog

42″x30″ or 42″x36″

80-100 lbs

80-100 lbs

Airedale Terrier, Alaskan Malamute, American Bulldog, Boxer, Briard, Malinois, Tervueren

48″x24″ or 48″x30″

80-90 lbs

80-100 lbs

Airedale Terrier, Alaskan Malamute, Boxer, Briard, Dalmatian, Malinois, Tervueren


Up to 100 lbs

Afghan, Akita, Bloodhound, Borzoi, Chinook, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Gordon Setter, Greyhound, Irish Setter, Leonberger, Neopolitan Mastiff, Newfoundland, Pointer, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, Standard Poodle, Weimaraner

60″x36″ or 72″x36″

100-150 lbs

150-180 lbs

Akita, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bullmastiff, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Irish Wolfhound, Leonberger, Mastiff, Newfoundland, Scottish Deerhound, Siberian Husky