Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 13

Thread: Getting ready...

  1. #1
    Worlds Greatest Chef I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    cali baker's Avatar
    Real Name
    Henny
    Country
    United States
    Location
    The Crown City (Pasadena)
    Posts
    9,013
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Tate Rory & Finn Paddington
    Likes (Received)
    1479
    Blog Entries
    32

    Default Getting ready...

    Well, I spoke w/my puppy's breeder today and little Tate turned 5wks old yesterday

    I'll be bringing him home in another 3 weeks or so and want to get my home as puppy-ready as possible before he arrives. My question to all you experienced bulldog owners is, what size crate do you recommend i buy for Tate? Ideally, I'd like to just buy one crate that he can grow into but i'm understanding that you don't want to get one that is too large. I know there are crates that come with dividers too...but does anyone have one they could highly recommend to me? I have yet to step into a Petco or any other pet supply store yet so all of this is really kind of foreign to me.
    Thanks for any input!

  2. #2
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    mammyglicks's Avatar
    Posts
    1,127
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bear
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Getting ready...

    Congratulations. I got a medium sized crate at Petco I think it was for up to 60lbs. I can't remember. I would go larger for him to grow into, you can always but a bed in it or blanket over it to make it feel smaller to your bully.

    Can't wait to see photos.
    I didn't do it

  3. #3
    Doggie Boutique Owner Angelgirl's Avatar
    Location
    Pa
    Posts
    882
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Annabella (Belly) and Bob Dylan
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Getting ready...

    I got the 700 series recommended for beagles,cocker spaniels chow chows and cattle dogs... It has 2 doors and came with a divider. I didn't want to buy her a different crate every few weeks.

    This is her in it now at almost 4 months old (I woke her up coming down the steps to take the pic...she's such a light sleeper)

    "A bulldog is like a potato chip, you can never have just one"

  4. #4
    BullyWood Movie Star Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Bella'sMom's Avatar
    Location
    Eau Claire WI
    Posts
    3,310
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Abby 13 (RIP), Bella (6), Betsy( RIP), Frenchie: Oliver
    Likes (Received)
    15

    Default Re: Getting ready...

    we never got the hang of crates, just could not resist the cries at night, had to bring them in bed and snuggle. They do have crates in our room. They mainly go into them during the day, we just leave the door open. I did find them via Craigslist. They tend to be so very expensive.

    Always with me

  5. #5
    Doggie Boutique Owner Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    sheila's Avatar
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    943
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Butler
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Getting ready...

    I have the same crate as @Angelgirl. Look for the box with the chow on it. this fits them the best. it comes with a divider. very useful. AND DO NOT BUY IT AT PETCO! or petsmart. if you get it from a pet supply warehouse or walmart you will save 20 dollars!

  6. #6
    Dog Park Attendant cadillactaste's Avatar
    Real Name
    Darlene
    Location
    OHIO
    Posts
    454
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Tank and Sarge
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Getting ready...

    If you plan on later doing vacations with your dog...look into the ones that fold down. Verses the ones that have the long prongs that hold them together. They compact much easier and assemble back together quite easy...
    ~ Darlene: 20+ years of being owned by bulldogs. But I can still learn something new from forums and other people's experiences.

    Bulldogs: Tank and Sarge

    Australian Shepherd: Ahsoka ~ Sarge's sister from another mother...and father

    The rest of my zoo:
    1 Pastel Ball Python - No Feet
    2 chinchillas - Nibbles and Fluffy
    2 Ornate Wood turtles- Franklin and Turkish


  7. #7
    Delilah's Personal Slave Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    laurendoodler's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lauren
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    2,070
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Delilah
    Likes (Received)
    27

    Default Re: Getting ready...

    Delilah has a medium sized one from Walmart..probably not the best brand, but it works. It had the ASPCA logo on the front..I don't know if they have a brand of kennel or not.

    She's been using the same one since she was 8 weeks old and she's 1.5 yrs old now. I just kept moving the divider in it as she grew. It's been really sturdy and everything and I've had no problems..and I think it was only $40, vs like $100.

  8. #8
    Doggie Boutique Owner Angelgirl's Avatar
    Location
    Pa
    Posts
    882
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Annabella (Belly) and Bob Dylan
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Getting ready...

    I should have probably said this one folds down and came with carrying handles. It is super sturdy too because both of my dogs have been on top of it at the same time
    "A bulldog is like a potato chip, you can never have just one"

  9. #9
    Worlds Greatest Chef I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    cali baker's Avatar
    Real Name
    Henny
    Country
    United States
    Location
    The Crown City (Pasadena)
    Posts
    9,013
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Tate Rory & Finn Paddington
    Likes (Received)
    1479
    Blog Entries
    32

    Default Re: Getting ready...

    Thank you,everyone, for your advice. I did not even think of going to Wallmart for a crate! I'm definitely going to check it out.
    I like the idea of a fold down crate too...
    thanks guys!

  10. #10
    ..........
    Real Name
    Lari
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    8,495
    Bulldog(s) Names
    (HRH) Her Royal Highness Princess Gracie & Princess Amelia Pond (Amy)
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Getting ready...

    HRH has a pop up crate we use for travel, and it works super for an adult dog. I wouldn't recommend it for puppy crate training though

    Boots & Barkley® Large Pop Open Dog Kennel : Target.

    Ours is like this link but we got it at WalMart for under $17.00.

  11. #11
    I couldn't make this sh*t up if I tried! Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    KMARINO's Avatar
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Bradenton Fl.
    Posts
    7,294
    Bulldog(s) Names
    VEGAS
    Likes (Received)
    181

    Default Re: Getting ready...

    Sheila is right, MUCH cheaper at Walmart, I got Vegas's at Petsmart his crate is the same as everyone else has from all the pictures I have seen, they had the same one at Walmart $20.00 less. Our Craigslist has them on there all the time for around 25 bucks so check that out to.

  12. #12
    Rescue Volunteer Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Luvin My Bullie's Avatar
    Location
    Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States
    Posts
    1,579
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Chaos
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Getting ready...

    I got Chaos crate at walmart and paid 69.99. It is big enough to last him throughout his adult years. It is the ASPCA brand but did not come with a divider like they use too. That was sorta a bummer but we have improvised with blankets and a bed so he thinks its smaller. Them thinking it is smaller plays a HUGE role when potty training!!
    Bullies leave pawprints on our hearts furever <3

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •