So you are looking for a dog crate and you want the highest quality you can get for the best price. What options are available to you, and what are the pro’s and con’s of the various types of dog crate.
Firstly, let first look at the black epoxy coated crates. They look great when they are new, but they chip so easily and look tatty after only a few uses and let’s be honest if you are spending good money then you will want real value for your money and not something that is going look tatty within a short period of time.
Secondly, let’s consider those plastic bases that some companies put in the crates. Plastic bases often crack, and split and as well as this dogs often chew them, so in reality there is no advantage to a plastic base except for possibly saving the manufacturer a little money on material and labour costs?
Thirdly, there is chrome for cages – they look great, at first and then you find they also chip and flake because chrome is just another coating. Be aware that the flaking chrome if ingested by a dog could make them unwell. In fact you don’t really see many chrome ones around these days which is a good thing. So what are you left with?
Well you are left with galvanised crates. These are by far the best option, and the top quality galvanised crates have the following features:
Galvanised for non-rust long lasting
Very heavy gauge mesh frame
Metal tray that can’t be chewed and wont split or crack
Assembles in three moves
Wont chip or flake
Lasts for years
Slide out tray
The major difference between types of galvanised dog crates is the gauge of the mesh used. Some companies are now offering 9mm gauge wire mesh which has incredible strength and lasts a long, long time.
Dog Crates / Dog Cages offer an effective way to housebreak puppies, keep your pets safe either at home or away or dog crates can also be used by professional show dog owners. Some crates now offer an innovative build and design that allows simple assembly and disassembly in seconds and are galvanised which prevents against rust and deterioration and is safe for your dog – this means they will look great for many years to come. When not in use, the cage/crate folds flat for easy transport and storage.