Just like small dogs, x large dogs have an innate desire for a safe space for their naps, a place they can “get away from it all” – it just needs to be an extra large space!
We at DogMD have followed a rigid research and review method to determine the top x large dog crate available and have come up with a list of our favorites. These factor in quality of materials used, opinions from top veterinarians, reviews from consumers, and price.
Best Wire Crate for X Large Dogs
As a veterinarian, I constantly get asked what the preferred are and I always say that their dog will love a x large dog wire crates due to increased air flow and ventilation. This is a necessity especially if you reside in a warmer climate or your dog has a heavy coat. The wire crate also lets your dog see the world around him.
You want to look for a sturdy x large dog crate that is constructed with heavy gauge wire so your dog can’t break out of it. Wire crates are also easy to clean – most have removable bottom pans and can be easily hosed off.
This sturdy wire mesh crate is perfect for dogs up to 110 pounds. There are two doors for easy access and it comes with a divider panel (perfect for when your x large dog is still a puppy and the x large crate is too big for him) and a composite plastic floor pan. The great thing about this crate is that it is foldable – making it portable and easy to store. To top it all it off, the manufacturer of this x large dog crate offers a one year guarantee and great customer service!
- More than enough space for you big dog or two medium sized breeds
- Includes a divider and easy double door access
- Easily collapsed and much lighter than other types of x large dog crates
- Safe and secure slide bolt latch with high quality construction
Best Plastic Crate for X Large Dogs
Plastic x large dog crates are made of molded two-piece resin with ventilation screens on the sides and a steel door on the front. X large dog crates constructed of plastic do offer your dog more of the “den” feel. They are generally more lightweight and portable and are also easily hosed out. Plastic crates typically restrict air flow and the vision of the dog and are more susceptible to being chewed on. They are also less easily stored.
We found that Petmate makes the best plastic extra crates in two x large dog sizes. We especially liked that they are constructed with thick, sturdy plastic with non-corrosive wing nuts and extra strong steel wire. Best of all, they offer four-way ventilation for your dog and are approved for air travel. An added bonus is that these extra large dog crates are made right here in the USA!
- Reinforced, high-grade plastic construction made in the USA
- Steel forged hinge and locking mechanism to make sure your x large dog stays put
- Patented 4-way ventilation system to keep the kennel cool
- “Live Animal” sticker and clip on water bowls included
Best Soft-Sided Crate for X Large Dogs
The softsided x large dog crate is the lightest weight dog crate you can buy. They are collapsible and easily stored and transported. However, they are not meant for an extra large dog that chews or scratches. Softsided crates are also more difficult to clean.
This crate offers large mesh windows on all four sides for maximum airflow and ventilation. Also, there are side panels that can be rolled up or down. This softsided x large dog crate can be assembled in just seconds with no tools needed. Included is faux sheepskin mat that is machine washable!
- Can be assembled in seconds and collapsed in even less time, all without tools
- Excellent ventilation with mesh windows on four sides and side panel flaps that opened and closed
- Each includes a machine-washable faux sheepskin mat, wiped clean exterior, matching carrying case, and even ground stakes for outside use
How to Measure Your Dog For the Right X Large Dog Crate
There are two easy steps to ensure the cage you purchase for your x large dog is the right size. First, with your dog standing, measure from the tip of his nose to the base of his tail. Then add 2 to 4 inches and you will have the perfect length of crate needed for him to stretch out and move around – without having too much space. Second, sit your dog down and measure from the floor to the tallest point of his head. Again you will add 2-4 inches to this measurement and you will have the shortest height the extra large dog crate should be. Therefore, the dimensions of the crate should be the first measurement (plus 2-4 inches) by the second measurement (plus 2-4 inches) – A x B = correct x large dog crate size.