The Best Wire Dog Crates for Your Golden Retriever

A dog crate may very well be the most important purchase for your puppy or dog. Dogs are den animals and need their own space to escape to.

In general, crates have a bad reputation but you should think of it as a safe place for your dog..because it is. A crate is not a cage therefore it doesn’t resemble a jail cell in the dog’s mind. It’s a secure place where they are protected.

Additionally, it’s important to learn how to crate training during the puppy stages. We highly recommend that your puppy get used to the crate during sleeping hours because they are more prone to accidents. It will make your life much easier.

As a side note, it took Lucky about two nights to get used to sleeping in his crate. Now, he just walks in when I tell him and he’ll sleep through the night in there. As a result, I get a good night’s rest.

Buying a Dog Crate for your Golden Retriever

Buying a crate may depend on your living situation and the current age of your dog. To avoid buying another crate down the road, a large sized crate (42”) will be suitable for your Golden.

Crates come in wire mesh or plastic. I recommend a wire crate because;

  • They are better ventilated
  • The dog will feel less isolated
  • Easier to clean
  • In some cases, can fold up

For added privacy, you can always drape a large towel or protective cover over the wire crate.

The following is a list of the best crates for Golden Retrievers. In all honesty, the crates in this list are very similar to each other. They do have their subtle differences that may be more relevant to you than others.

MidWest iCrate Metal Dog Crate

MidWest iCrate Dog CrateThis is a top seller on Amazon. Golden Retriever owners just love the durability and how portable it is. Features include safe and secure slide-bolt latches, rounded corners, a durable satin-black Electro-Coat finish, and a removable, washable plastic pan for easy cleanup just in case of an accident.

The divider panels helps the crate grow if you have a puppy. You can make the crate smaller by using the divider and as they get bigger remove the divider.

This crate comes in seven different sizes. I recommend the 42” or even the 48” dog crate.

AmazonBasics Metal Dog Crate

AmazonBasics folding metal crateThis is Amazon’s brand of the dog crate and it’s very similar to the one above. Like the Midwest crate, this comes equipped with double doors, can be folded flat for portability and has a divider.

The dimensions of the 42” dog crate is 42L x 28W x 30H inches.




OxGord Metal Dog Crate

OxGord Dog CrateThe OxGord is a very durable and strong dog crate, perfect for large dog’s like Golden Retrievers.

This crate features double doors, slide out tray, portable design, and carry handle.

Also, it’s finished with a durable black Electro-coat finish so these crates are rust, corrosion, and fade resistant even in extreme climates.

Its costs slightly more than the previous two but you’re paying for a better manufactured product.

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