As you peruse the Internet’s selection of large dog crates, it can be overwhelming: do you need a plastic kennel or a metal crate? Should you buy a kennel that doubles as a side table? What features are the most useful? Which premium features are worth the splurge? And, most importantly, all things considered, which are the best large dog crates?

First things first: When it comes to large dog crates, size matters. Big pups have big needs, so it’s important you measure your dog’s exact dimensions and then choose a kennel accordingly. Too small, and your dog will be uncomfortable; too large, and it’ll be hard to house-train her.

If you are in search of small dog crate options, find our full list of the Best-Rated Small Dog Crates.

Here’s the deal on kennel sizing: First, take your dog’s dimensions (length, height and width). Then, choose a kennel that gives her 1-2 inches height clearance, 4-6 inches length clearance, and just enough room to turn around. Finally, measure the space where you’ll place your crate. Compare your pet’s measurements and interior space against a kennel’s interior and exterior dimensions, and you’ll have the perfect fit!

  1. Giantex 2 Doors Wire Folding Pet Crate

This heavy-duty large metal dog crate is big on features, like a slide-out ABS tray for easy cleaning, rounded edges that are safe for puppies (and boisterous pups-at-heart), and suitcase-style folding, complete with carrying handle to boost the kennel’s portability. And if that weren’t enough, the crate features a double-door design – each door has its own simple, slide-boat latch – to aid in easy placement wherever you have space.

Key features:

  • 5 Available Size(s): 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, and 48”
  • Constructed of highly durable, heavy duty steel wire that is epoxy-coated for waterproofing and rust prevention
  • Folds suitcase-style, for easy storage and/or portability

Cost: $24-$53 (24” to 48”)

  1. EliteField 3-Door Folding Soft Dog Crate

If you’ve been perusing the smorgasbord of portable, soft-sided large dog crates, add this one to the list. Crafted from strong steel tubing and premium 600D fabric – a highly durable, flex mesh – this three-doored crate is lightweight, cool and well ventilated. What’s more, it has about 4” more headspace that most soft crates, giving your beloved dog a bit more room to get comfortable. A free carrying bed and fleece bed is included with purchase.

Key features:

  • 5 Available Size(s): 20”, 24”, 30”, 36”, and 42”
  • Extremely portable: Has a padded shoulder strap and hand-carrying straps, and sets up/folds down in just a few seconds; no tools required
  • 2-year Warranty from EliteField, with a 100% Money-Back Guarantee

If you are looking for additional dog bed options to fit your dog’s crate, review our list of the Top Large Dog Beds.

Cost: $40-$90

  1. Carlson Compact and Secure Double-Door Dog Crate

Sometimes, even big dogs need to squeeze into small spaces. Enter this compact, double-door large metal dog crate from Carlson: sporting an all-steel construction for durability, two-door design for convenience, a double-locking system for security and safety, and folding design for portability, this crate is perfect for in-home or outdoor use, as well as for car travel. The kennel folds flat and then locks in place, for easy storage.

Key features:

  • 1 Available Size(s): 42” x 28” x 30”
  • All-steel construction is durable and weather resistant, perfect for indoor/outdoor use
  • Compact crate fits larger breeds up to 95 lbs.

Cost: $52

  1. Sportpet X-Large Pop Crate

The allure of a pop-up large dog crates is strong, isn’t it? Consider this option, a full-sized crate that folds flat for easy storage or travel, the springs open at a moment’s notice, wherever a full-sized crate is needed. The strong, turn-dial latching metal gate is durable and, more importantly, stays in place. Even better, especially if you use your crate for travel, the rugged nylon sides are washable.

Key features:

  • 1 Available Size(s): X-Large (36”)
  • Mesh doors and windows encourage air flow and keep the crate cool
  • Easy use: folds flat/pops up in seconds

Cost: $62

  1. Petnation Port-A-Crate E2 Indoor/Outdoor Pet Home

The best large dog crates have a wide variety of features: indoor/outdoor convenience, a lightweight yet durable frame, a washable fabric exterior, and breezy doors and windows for your pet’s comfort. And lest you live with an escape artist, you can rest easy with this portable kennel, which is very secure, thanks to the extra-strong steel frame and tightly woven mesh panels, made from fabric that’s 10 times stronger than what you’ll find in most other crates.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): 16”, 20”, 24”, 28”, 32” and 36”
  • Largest crate (36”) accommodates dogs up to 70 lbs.
  • Sets up and folds down in just seconds; no tools required

Cost: $60

  1. Petmate Sky Kennel

When it comes to air travel, there’s nothing like this large plastic dog crate, which meets airline requirements, offers 360º ventilation, and double-locks for added security when your dogs are flying high. The heavy-duty plastic shell features durable doors and plastic wing-nuts, to prevent corrosion. This air kennel comes pre-stamped with a “Live Animals” label. Before purchase, check with your preferred airlines regarding specific kennel requirements.

Key features:

  • 5 Available Size(s): 21”, 28”, 32”, 36”, and 40”
  • Largest size (40”) is tall enough, wide enough, and long enough to comfortably fit most large breeds up to 125 lbs.
  • Made in the USA

Cost: $43-$330 (up to 125 lbs.)

  1. BestPet 42″ Pet Wire Cage with ABS Pan

For pet parents seeking versatility and durability, this lightweight, large metal dog crate is perfect for home use and travel. Twin door latches keep your pup securely inside, and double doors make placement easy, whether you’re using the crate in your home, in the car, or while on vacation.

Key features:

  • 1 Available Size(s): 42” in three colors (black, blue, and pink)
  • Powder-coated finish provides weatherproofing and rust resistance
  • Side-out ABS pan can be removed even with the door closed, and ensures easy cleaning

Cost: $40

  1. Cedar Grove Wooden Pet Crate-Table

Whether you’re crate-training a puppy or you simply prefer to kennel your dog while you’re out, you know that a crate is an in-home necessity. The problem: the majority of large dog crates are not very attractive. Enter this wooden pet crate-table, made of 100% solid wood and offering an aesthetic design and espresso finish that works with your home décor.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): 36.5” x 24” x 29.25”
  • Interior dimensions of approximately 21.5”W x 32”L
  • Solid wood kennel is easy to clean

Cost: $127

  1. Midwest Solutions Series Ginormus Double Door Dog Crate

Have a “ginormous” dog? We’re talking pups well over the 90-pound mark – dogs that need space to the tune of 54” long, 37” wide, and 45” tall. Not just big, this extra-large metal dog crate is heavy duty for durability, and offers two doors for convenient placement. The drop-pin construction maximizes the crate’s over strength, so it can safely handle even large and high-spirited dogs.

Key features:

  • 1 Available Size(s): Ginormous (54” x 37” x 45”)
  • Cut down on cleaning time, with this sliding ABS plastic pan, coated in a durable, black e-coat finish
  • 1-year Manufacturer’s Warranty

Cost: $149

  1. New World Single-Door Dog Crate

Hate tools but need versatility? This is the perfect pairing, at least when it comes to large dog crates: a single-door, large metal dog crate that sets up in seconds, folds flat in another few seconds, and disassembles into a fold-and-carry configuration – absolutely no tools required. What’s more, this large kennel has secure, slide-bold latches (for you) and rounded corners (for boisterous pups), not to mention an Electro-Coat finish for long-term durability.

Key features:

  • 5 Available Size(s): 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, and 48”
  • The largest size, at 48” long, comfortably fits large breeds up to 110 pounds
  • Very easy to clean, thanks to the removable composite plastic pan

Cost: $50

  1. New World Double-Door Dog Crate

If New World’s single-door crate appeals, but what you really need is the flexibility of a double-door kennel, this large metal dog crate may just fit the bill. Mirroring the features of its single-doored sibling, this option offers a durable finish, secure slide-bolt latches, rounded corners, and an Electro-Coat finish. And again, no tools are required to fold this kennel down, suitcase-style, for transport.

Key features:

  • 5 Available Size(s): 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, and 48”
  • The largest size, at 48” long, comfortably fits large breeds up to 110 pounds
  • Very easy to clean, thanks to the removable composite plastic pan

Cost: $56

  1. New Age InnPlace Pet Habitat ‘n Home

What could be better than a wooden dog kennel that masquerades as furniture? An ecoFLEX tough wood dog kennel, of course! Made from a strong, polymer composite material that’s easy to clean and won’t crack, warp, absorb moisture, this is one of the best large dog crates on the market: available in three colors (white, espresso, and russet), it’s easy to find a wood-look that matches your current décor. What’s more, while this crate may look fancy, it’s simple to put together – just 10 minutes and no tools required.

Key features:

  • 4 Available Size(s): Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large
  • Large (up to 80 lbs.) and X-Large (up to 100 lbs.) creates have double latches for security
  • 10-year Manufacturer’s Warranty

Cost: $176

  1. Petco Premium 2-Door Dog Crates

Featuring heavyweight metal and two doors, this premium large metal dog crate from Petco is a solid option – literally. This kennel is easy to clean, easy to set up, and collapsible, so you can take it anywhere (and clean while on-the-go, if necessary). The baked, powder-coated finish helps prevent rust and corrosion.

Key features:

  • 5 Available Size(s): Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large
  • A slide-out plastic pan makes cleaning fast and easy
  • Hammer-tone metal finish contributes and upscale look

Cost: $110-$140 (Large-XX-Large)

  1. SmithBuilt Double-Door Folding Black Dog Crate with ABS Tray Pan

If you’re looking for a lightweight, portable crate, this collapsible model might do the trick. With a full range of features, including double doors and slide-bolt latches, this large metal dog crate is appropriate for both in-home use and travel. You’ll love the epoxy coating – it’s odor-, fade-, rust-, and corrosion-resistant, even in the most extreme climates – and the all-steel, high tensile-strength wire (gauges 5 to 9) that lends this kennel durability.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): 20”, 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, and 48”, all in both long and long-with-divider models
  • Folds like a suitcase and collapses to less than 4” tall, for superior portability
  • ABS composite tray is easy to clean, highly durable, and weather-resistant, so it won’t warp, rust, stain or corrode

Cost: $30-$65 (30”-48”)

  1. Precision Pet Two-Door Great Crate

For the furry escape artist in your life, this two-door crate offers superior security with a five-point locking mechanism, heavy-gauge wired, and a secure safety door latch. Additional features, like rounded corners, keep your pet’s safety in mind. The strong wire construction is coated in a long-lasting Electro-coat finish, to provide resistance to the elements.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): X-Small, Small, Medium, Medium-Large (36”), Large (42”), and X-Large (48”)
  • The SAFE precision lock system secures the crate door in 5 locations
  • Free divider panel and removable polypropylene tray included

Cost: $47-$80 (Medium-Large to Large)

  1. MidWest Life Stages Single-Door Folding Dog Crate

Want to cut your pup’s housebreaking time in half? That’s the promise of this single-door, large metal dog crate. It comes with a divider panel, to ensure proper sizing for small puppies that will grow into big adult dogs. What’s more, this folding kennel rolls in plenty of safety and security features, including slide-bolt latches, an ABS composite tray, and plastic handles for easy carrying. Includes a divider, to adjust the kennel’s size from puppy to adult.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): 22”, 24”, 30”, 36” (up to 70 lbs.), 42” (up to 90 lbs.), and 48” (up to 110 lbs.)
  • Easily folds down to portable size, then pops up again in seconds
  • ABS composite tray is easy to clean and, unlike metal-bottomed crates, provides a sleeping surface that won’t rust, corrode, warp or smell

Cost: $53-$84 (36”-48”)

  1. MidWest Life Stages Double-Door Folding Dog Crate

If you like the look of MidWest’s single-door folding kennel, you’ll appreciate the versatility of this double-doored version. In addition to all the features of its single-entrance sibling, this large metal dog crate tacks on an additional for convenience; this kennel is easy to place in both your car or home.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): 22”, 24”, 30”, 36” (up to 70 lbs.), 42” (up to 90 lbs.), and 48” (up to 110 lbs.)
  • Free divider panel, so you can adjust the crate from puppy-sized to fit-for-an-adult
  • ABS composite tray is easy to clean and, unlike metal-bottomed crates, provides a sleeping surface that won’t rust, corrode, warp or smell

Cost: $48-$94 (36”-48”)

  1. Petme Prima Durable Double-Door Folding Dog Crate

This folding, portable dog crate is large enough accommodate most large and extra-large breeds, yet lightweight enough to easily portable. Crafted from commercial-strength, high-gauge wire, and featuring a divider panel for adjustability, EZ slide-bolt latches for safety, and an eco-safe Electro-coat finish for durability, this is a great option for your fur-baby.

Key features:

  • 1 Available Size(s): XXX-Large (48”)
  • ABS plastic pan is a breeze to clean, and won’t retain odors, warp, rust or corrode
  • Quick & easy setup folds down/pops up in seconds; a plastic handle affords easy carrying

Cost: $85

  1. Petco Classic 1-Door Dog Crates

This durable, large metal dog crate comes assembles and ready to set-up – just add your pup! You’ll appreciate the baked powder-coated finish, which keeps your kennel from rusting or corroding, as well as the slide-out plastic pan, which is easy to clean and won’t warp, smell, or corrode like metal pans would.

Key features:

  • 5 Available Size(s): X-Small, Small, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large
  • Large, X-Large and XX-Large sizes include a divider panel, so you can adjust your kennel from puppy-sized to appropriate for your adult large-breed dog
  • Add your choice of crate pad, for an extra layer of warmth and comfort

Cost: $100-150 (Large to XX-Large)

  1. ProSelect Easy Dog Crates for Dogs

If you’re looking for an easy-to-clean, easy-to-use, easy-to-move, and easy-to-store dog crate at a bargain price, then you’ve probably check plenty of large dog crates off your list; most either have the features you want, or the price you’ve targeted – but not both. Enter this option from ProSelect: a kennel that folds for travel and storage, is lightweight, and has safety features like a dual-latching door.

Key features:

  • 6 Available Size(s): XS, S, M, M/L, L, and XL
  • Big enough for even the largest breeds, including Great Danes, Saint Bernards, Mastiffs, Great Pyrenees, and Greyhounds
  • Includes a removable floor tray (easy cleaning) and divider panel (versatility)

Cost: $77-$104 (Med/Large to X-Large)

  1. OxGord Double-Door Easy Folding Metal Pet Crate

If standard kennels can’t stand up to your tough cookie, this heavy-duty, large metal dog crate stays strong with commercial-quality materials. Built for strength and durability, this kennel uses high tensile-strength wire, welded into a tight mesh pattern. Tack on a slide-bolt latch, an electro-coat finish, and an easy-wash, slide-out tray, and you have a tough crate that’ll stand up to both your pup and Father Time.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): 20”, 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, and 48”
  • Double-door design is versatile, for use anywhere in your home or vehicle
  • Space-saving, flat-fold design for easy storage when not in use

Cost: $38-$50 (36”-48”)

  1. AmazonBasics Folding Metal Single-Door Dog Crate

AmazonBasics offers exactly that: a basic, just-what-you-need large metal dog crate, which offers sturdy metal construction, flat-fold storage, two slide-bolt latches, and other safety features, such as mini-dividers around the bottom perimeter, to avoid little paws from painfully slipping through.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): 22”, 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, and 48”
  • Folds flat for transport or storage
  • Optional divider panel, so you can adjust the crate’s size from tiny puppy to full-grown adult

Cost: $34-$70 (36”-48”)

  1. AmazonBasics Folding Metal Double-Door Dog Crate

If you’re looking for a basic crate at a great price, but need something more than a single door, look no further than this double-door offering from AmazonBasics. Each door has two slide-bolt latches for security, and the bottom tray slides out for lightning-fast cleaning. Like its single sibling, and like many of the best large dog crates, this kennel folds flat for transport and storage.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): 22”, 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, and 48”
  • Optional divider panel, so you can adjust the crate’s size from tiny puppy to full-grown adult
  • Mini-dividers circle the bottom perimeter, so your pup’s paws can’t slip through and get stuck

Cost: $38-$72 (36”-48”)

  1. Midwest iCrate Pet Crates

This a sturdy, large metal dog crate has all the bells and whistles: double doors, to set up for side or front access; a composite plastic pan, which makes for easy cleaning and won’t rust, corrode, retain odors, or warp; and a folding design and plastic carrying handles, to make it easily portable, among others.

Key features:

  • 7 Available Size(s): 18”, 22”, 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, and 48”, in a variety of styles and colors
  • Includes free extras you’d usually pay for, like a composite plastic pan and divider panel
  • Fold-and-carry configuration makes this crate easy to fold, easy to store, and easy to take everywhere

Cost: $38-$67 (36”-48”)

  1. OxGord Soft Sided Dog Crate 3-Doors w/Bed Pad

Soft-sided crates for large breeds can be hard to come by, but this premium kennel offers versions for large, extra-large, and extra-extra-large pups. The durable mesh offers supreme breathability, and since this crate doesn’t contain bulky wire or other metals, it’s one of the lightest, best large dog crates for travel available today. Note: Soft-side carriers aren’t recommended (or useful) for chewers.

Key features:

  • 5 Available Size(s): 20”, 28”, 36”, 40”, and 48”
  • Ultralight, woven fabric is secure for non-chewers, but is flexible enough for travel and soft enough to be around furnishings
  • Easy-fold design breaks down in just a few seconds, for no-effor transport

Cost: $53-$45 (36”-48”)

  1. EliteField 3-Door Folding Dog Crate

Here’s a novel concept: offering not one, not two, but three doors – front, back and side – this folding dog crate offers supreme versatility. What’s more, it has two-bolt, self-locking latches for safety and security; non-skid rubber feet to prevent floor damage; and an Electro-coat finish for long-term durability.

Key features:

  • 5 Available Size(s): 24”, 30”, 36”, 42, and 48”
  • The largest size (48”) is 1” wider than other similarly sized kennels, providing must-needed space for large breeds
  • Product Quality Guarantee, 100% Money-Back Guarantee, and a Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

Cost: $40-$60 (36”-48”)

  1. Allmax 3-Door Folding Metal Dog Crate with Steel Tray

Take heavy-duty, high-gauge metal wire, coat it in a chip-proof powder-coated finish, and add in a durable, steel-lined tray that locks securely into place, and you have this ultra-secure, folding kennel, one of the most versatile and best large dog crates available. It’s strong; it’s portable; it stores easily; and it has three convenient doors (front, back and side) with that double-latch for safety.

Key features:

  • 1 Available Size(s): 52” long x 44.5” high x 37” wide
  • Pre-assembled for easy setup; no tools required
  • Folds flat for easy storage in almost any nook or cranny

Cost: $133

  1. Richell Wooden End Table Crate

You can have both convenience and style with this large dog crate, which doubles as an end table for your living room, dining room, or family room. It’s packed with features – vents that provide a 360º view for your pooch, plenty of ventilation, easy access, and even a side stopper to keep the door in place – while its durable, all-wood construction offers a stain-resistant, dark stain for beauty and durability.

Key features:

  • 1 Available Size(s): Large (dogs up to 88 lbs.)
  • Save space: Let this crate do double-duty as kennel and stylish end table
  • Sliding tray is easily removed for convenient cleaning

Cost: $232

  1. Aspen Pet Home Training Dog Crate

Strong steel, coated in a powder finish, locked with sturdy latches, and bottomed by a removable, durable tray – that’s what this training crate offers. And whether you’re housebreaking at home or on the go – or whether you just need to take Fido somewhere in the car – this folding kennel is easily portable.

Key features:

  • 7 Available Size(s): 19.6″ X 11.7″ X 13.6″; 24″ x 18″ x 21″; 30.1″ X 19.8″ X 22.5”; 34.6″ X 22.6″ X 25.4”; 38.1″ X 25.5″ X 27.6”; 43.4″ X 29.3″ X 31”; and 48″ x 30″ x 33″
  • Heavy-gauge wire is coated in a rust-resistant finish for indoor or outdoor use
  • Leak-proof, removable pan for easy cleaning after an accident

Cost: $38-$88 (34.6”-43.4”)

  1. NOZTONOZ Sof-Krate Indoor/Outdoor Pet Home

This soft-sided crate, made with highly durable mesh, is perfect for indoor/outdoor use, both at home and on-the-go. A durable, water-resistant base contains messes, while rounded corners protect your floors, auto interiors, and home décor. You’ll appreciate this crate’s triple doors – front, side and top, which allow for easy placement and access to your pups.

Key features:

  • 5 Available Size(s): 21”, 26”, 30”, 36” (up to 70 lbs.), and 42” (up to 90 lbs.)
  • Tight-weave, heavy-duty, indoor/outdoor mesh is durable, water-resistant and washable
  • Sets up in seconds, so you can take it anywhere and everywhere

Cost: $79-$85 (36”-42”)

  1. Prevue Pet Products Home On-The-Go Single Door Dog Crate

Created with your dog’s health, safety and happiness in mind, this large metal dog crate pulls together some of the most important features – sliding latches, an independent pan lock, an ABS composite plastic pan, and a folding design for travel. You’ll appreciate the non-toxic, durable materials that prevent corrosion, rust and warping; and you’ll love the rounded corners in the pan, which ensure no nasty leaks.

Key features:

  • 6 Available Size(s): XX-Small, X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large
  • Sturdy wire frame affords unobstructed views and superior ventilation
  • Easy to assemble; takes minutes and no tools are required

Cost: $75-$66 (Large to X-Large)

  1. MidWest Starter Series Single-Door Drop-Pin Metal Dog Crate

Reduce behavioral issues and cut housebreaking in half, with this single-door dog kennel. This starter line of large dog crates offers high quality materials with many of the extras you need, like an ABS composite plastic pan (that means easy cleanup), slide-bolt latches for security, and two plastic handles for comfortable mobility.

Key features:

  • 3 Available Size(s): 42”, 48”, and 54” (with a super-tall 45” of height clearance)
  • Sturdy corner, drop-pin construction assembles in minutes
  • 1-year Limited Warranty

Cost: $114

  1. Petmate 21100 Ultra Vari Pets Kennel

If you’re looking for the ultimate in safety and hassle-free pet travel, this sturdy option delivers with durable wire windows, rear vents, covered door posts, heavy-duty fasteners, a secure locking door, and other features uniquely required for air, train, car, and bus travel. You’ll love the secondary features, like the easy-open squeeze latch, no-tools-required assembly, and tie-down strap holes.

Key features:

  • 6 Available Size(s): Up to 15 lbs.; 25-30 lbs.; 30-50 lbs.; 50-70 lbs.; 70-90 lbs.; and 90-125 lbs.
  • Made from 25% recycled materials
  • Meets USDA and IATA requirements for shipping live animals

Cost: $141-169 fro the two largest sizes

  1. Dogit Voyageur Model 100

This durable, airline-approved dog kennel offers a large plastic dog crate with plenty of bells and whistles: optimum ventilation, a safety lock, spring-loaded top door for easy-access petting, and a sure-grip handle for travel. This kennel meets airline regulations, and is also great for use in car, bus and train travel.

Key features:

  • 4 Available Size(s): Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large
  • Meets airline regulations (Note: Be sure to check with your preferred airline prior to purchase)
  • Molded waste collection gutter ensures easy cleaning

Cost: $39-$41 (Large or X-Large)

  1. SmithBuilt® Folding Double-Door Dog Crate with Metal Tray Pan

Designed for both in-home use and for pets on the go, this kennel offers the features seen in the best large dog crates: a folding design that collapses to just 4” tall, and that pops up into a full-sized, all-steel, high-tensile strength metal dog crate. Multiple doors stay secure with slide-bold latches, and a durable coating renders the kennel corrosion-, rust-, and fade-resistant, even in tough climates.

Key features:

  • 6 Available Size(s): 20”, 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, and 48”
  • Optional divider allows puppies to grow into this kennel
  • Collapses into a suitcase-style fold, for easy transport and storage

Cost: $39-$63 (36”-48”)

  1. Aspenpet Pet Porter Kennel

For dogs that travel frequently, this heavy-duty, air-travel kennel is an excellent choice for a large plastic dog crate. It offers plenty of features important for air travel, such as a squeeze-latch door, plastic wingnuts, and side air vents, along with all the standard requirements – heavy-duty plastic and a durable door.

Key features:

  • 9 Available Size(s): UP TO 10 lbs.; UP TO 15 lbs.; 15-20 lbs.; 20-25 lbs.; 25-30 lbs.; 30-50 lbs.; 50-70 lbs.; 70-90 lbs.; and 90-125 lbs.
  • Airline travel approved (Note: Be sure to check with your preferred airline prior to purchase)
  • Specially designed for air travel, but appropriate to in-home use, as well

Cost: $185-$262 (Large or X-Large)

  1. Pet Playpen Foldable Portable Exercise Kennel

Here’s a kennel of a different shape – octagonal, that is! This eight-sided doggy playpen gives your pooch (or pooches) a convenient, comfortable place to relax in comfort, no matter where your adventures lead. There’s plenty of room to play here, while the attached floor ensures your pet’s safety and the durable, water-resistant material is easy to clean. This travel playpen folds flat for easy transport and storage.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): One-size, available in four colors
  • 4 included stakes: Simply secure it to the ground to create an unmoving, outdoor play area
  • Built-in extras, including a water dispenser, bottle holder, and plenty of side pockets

Cost: $50-$55

  1. PayLessHere Double-Door Dog Crate W/Divider

Commercial quality doesn’t have to come at commercial-grade cost: though this budget dog crate has a great price, it also manages to work in commercial-quality materials, high tensile-strength steel wire, and a durable Electro-coat finish to prevent fading, rush and corrosion, even in extreme climates. The slide-out ABS-plastic tray is easy to clean, and won’t warp or rust.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): XXXL (48” x 30” x 32”)
  • Double bolt latches ensure your dog’s safety
  • Front and side doors allow for placement wherever convenient

Cost: $45

  1. Merry Products Cage with Crate Cover Set

If you like the idea of kennel-as-furniture, but your pooch tends to overheat, you may think your only option is an all-metal cage. Think again: this large dog crate serves as a functional side table, but its metal-wire sides ensure ample ventilation, as well as full visibility for anxious pets. A removable plastic tray slides out for easy cleaning. This crate is easy to assemble without the use of tools.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): Small, Medium, and Large
  • Part wire cage, part furniture, this dog crate installs a solid table top on a sturdy metal frame
  • Made from MDF with a solid wood veneer, balancing beauty and budget

Cost: $246

  1. Merry Products 2-in-1 Configurable Pet Crate and Gate

If you thought that dog crate extras only went so far as durable locks and easy-clean tray, think again: This offering from Merry Products actually serves two purposes, converting from an attractive piece of kennel-furniture, into an equally attractive wide pet gate. Even better, it’s easy to assemble – no tools required.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): Medium (32.5” L x 23.5” W x 22.5” H) and Large (40” L x 28” W x 31.5” H)
  • Innovative design allows you to use as a crate, or convert into a indoor dog gate
  • Solid wood veneer complements most home décor

Cost: $193

  1. SmithBuilt Heavy Duty Dog Crate

Strong, powerful and aggressive dogs have different crating needs that your standard pooch. SmithBuilt’s heavy-duty, large metal dog crate was built with the former in mind: employing commercial-grade materials, a ¾” frame, and ½” diameter (20 gauge) tubing, with a strong steel tray, this is a seriously solid dog kennel. Come setup, you’ll love that this crate is shipped partially assembled, requiring minimal setup that takes just a few minutes.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): 36” and 48”
  • Four rolling casters (two are locking), for superior mobility
  • Multi-layer finish is rust-, corrosion-, and fade-resistant, and is much more durable than your standard electro powder coating

Cost: $130-$230 (36”-48”)

  1. Pet Gear Generation II Deluxe Portable Soft Crate

Proving that soft-sided crates can also be extremely durable, this portable large dog crate features a strong steel frame and removable, washable nylon cover. You’ll appreciate the top and side storage pouches, which allow you plenty of space to stow treats, leashes, bags, and other doggy accouterments. An included waterproof mat and fleece pad ensure your pet’s ultimate comfort.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): Extra Small, Small, Intermediate, Large (pups up to 70 lbs.), and Extra Large (dogs up to 90 lbs.), available in your choice of six colors
  • Push-button folding mechanism is extremely easy to use
  • Ultra-compact fold, so you can pack this crate down (and stuff it into a tiny space) for easy travel

Cost: $71-$82

  1. Mr. Herzher’s Large Pet Residence

If you love the idea of kennel-furniture, but your décor tends toward the tropical, consider this indoor pet home. Crafted from rhino wicker, it won’t absorb fluids or odors; what it will do clean up easily with soap and water. Even better, it offers additional features for your convenience, like an elevated base to protect flooring, removable double-tough pan for easy cleaning, secure latches, and a two-way door that opens in or out.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): Large (36″ long x 24″ wide x 27″ high; up to 75 lbs.) or Extra-Large (42″ long x 28″ wide x 31″ high; up to 100 lbs.)
  • Rhino wicker is a unique material that’s easy to keep clean, since it won’t absorb messes, liquids, or odors
  • Note that wicker crates are not recommended for chewers, as a strong jaw will make quick work of the material

Cost: $158

  1. Crown Pet Crate Table

We love large dog crates that pull double-duty as furniture, and what we love even more is when they’re crafted from tough rubberwood, a durable hardwood thought comparable to teak. The stained and lacquered finish is a fine addition to your home décor, while the well-constructed crate is as strong, functional and safe as any other kennel on the market.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): Medium and Large, in three finishes
  • Swing-through door rotates inside, when necessary, to keep it out of the way
  • Waterproof, melamine-covered, MDF floor not only absorbs liquids and odors, but is very easy to clean

Cost: $299

  1. ProSelect Empire Dog Cage

Even a canine Houdini couldn’t escape this kennel: designed specifically for powerful or aggressive pooches, this large metal dog crate employs the strength of steel tubing, the safety of dual door latches, and the reliability of heavy-duty welding at common stress points, to build a kennel that’s no dog can chew or claw his way out of. The long-lasting, high-grade hammer-tone finish is both durable, rust-resistant, and attractive.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): Medium or Large
  • Removable, locking casters add about 4” to the crate’s overall height, and make this heavyweight cage mobile
  • Floor grate and steel tray for easy cleaning

Cost: $450

  1. Ruff Maxx Portable Dog Kennel

If what you’re after is a heavy duty, rugged, large plastic dog crate, here’s your kennel: Ruff Maxx has a steel door, squeeze latch, secure tie-down areas, and safe bolt and wing-nut fasteners, which make for safe travel, including in the air. The overlapping beltway ensures durability and overall strength, while ample ventilation keeps your dog comfortable for the duration of her trip.

Key features:

  • 3 Available Size(s): 30-50 lbs., 50-70 lbs., and 70-90 lbs.
  • Rugged camo color easily blends into your natural surroundings
  • Made in the USA using 95% pre-consumer, eco-friendly plastics

Cost: $78-$109 (50-70 lbs. to 70-90 lbs.)

  1. Arf Pets Soft Crate Indoor-Outdoor Use

Offering incredible versatility in a soft-sided carrier, this indoor/outdoor dog crate has a record three doors, enabling front-, side- and top-entry. You’ll love the mesh cover – superior ventilation – that covers the lightweight, yet heavy-duty steel frame. Even better, this crate folds down for setup in seconds, and easily stores away into tight spaces.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): 26” and 36” (dogs up to 70 lbs.)
  • Easy-fold design uses collapsible, heavy-duty steel bars and retractable springs, so it’s almost hands-off
  • Waterproof base and machine-washable fabric make for very easy cleaning

Cost: $80

  1. ASPCA Indoor/Outdoor Portable Soft Pet Crate

If you thought a soft-side kennel couldn’t handle outdoor use, you’ll be pleased to discover this ASPCA offering: highly durable, heavy-duty fabrics are lightweight and offer superior ventilation, but this large kennel is also hearty enough to stand up to the elements. Front- and top-entry doors provide easy access, for both you and your dog.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): Small (21”), Medium (26”), and Large (36”)
  • Rounded corners are easy on rambunctious pets, and also on your home and car interiors
  • Folds flat for easy storage

Cost: $34

  1. MidWest Double-Door Ovation Dog Crate

Easy housebreaking is all about having a correctly sized kennel. That’s what makes this large metal dog crate so attractive: the included panel can be adjusted bit by bit, slowly increasing the interior space from just-came-home puppy to housetrained adult. Swing-out double doors let you place this kennel anywhere, and the channel-track door frame builds strength into the frame and a low threshold makes it easy for any dog (both puppy-wobbly and senior-arthritic) to enter easily.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, and 48”
  • Snap-on plastic handles mean easy transport; snap-off means easy storage, even in tight spaces
  • Free divider panel makes it easy to adjust your puppy’s available space, as he grows

Cost: $61

  1. Best Pet Triple-Door Suitcase-Style Folding Dog Crate

If you need a three-doored, large metal dog crate that folds flat for portability, give this kennel a look. You’ll appreciate the top (third) door, which gives you access to your pup without giving your dog access to get out. Dual bolt-type latches provide security, and the included, removable pan allows for easy cleaning.

Key features:

  • Available Size(s): 49” long x 29” wide x 32” high
  • Suitcase-style folding metal crate for easy storage and portability
  • Powder-coat finish is long-lasting and weather resistant

Cost: $55

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