How Much does a Dog Crate Weigh ?

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How much does a dog crate weigh ?

You are probably planning a trip with your dog and you wonder how much a dog crate or a Kennel weighs?

Before proposing you the best crates and airline approved dog carriers that will makes your dog’s trip much confortable , with you in the cabin, or the safe and comfortable crate if your dog is going to travel alone in the hold, let me give you in this table, the weight of the dog crates, their size and which one you will need according to your dog’s weight :

Your Dog’s WeightThe Crate Size The Crate Weight
Up to 10 Lbs 19″ x 12.3″ x 10.8″2.96 lb
10-20 lb24″ x 16.7″ x 14.5″5 lb
25-30 lb28″ x 20.5″ x 21.5″10 lb
30-50 lb32″ x 22.5″ x 24″16 lb
50-70 lb36″ x 25″ x 27″19 lb
70-90 lb40″ x 27″ x 30″31 lb
90-100 lb48″ x 32″ x 35″38,1 lb
100-120 lb48″ x 32″ x 36″51 lb

The perfect crate Size for a dog

Your Dog  in the crate must have enough space to stand, turn around normally while standing, sit up and lie down in a natural position.

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how much does a dog crate weighs

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Selecting the Correct Size Travel Crate for Your Pet

This video is going to explain you how to know what will be the dimensions of the crate according to the size of your dog.

The Travel Crates I recommend for your dog 

American Airlines allows 2 small dogs , same size , at least 8 weeks old to travel in the cabin if the combined weight of the two dogs  and their  carrier does not exceed 40 lbs (18 kg) 

Some Dog Breeds That Can Travel In The Cabin

  • Norwich Terrier
  • Maltese
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Pomeranian
  • Griffon of Brussels
  • Shih Tzu
  • Beijing
  • Chihuahua
  • Dachshund
  • Bichon Frise
  • Havanese
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Travel Carrier for small dogs

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Mr. Peanut’s Double Expandable Airline Approved Soft Sided Pet Carrier : Luxury Travel Tote with Premium Self Locking Zippers, Plush Faux Fleece Bedding with a Sturdy Plywood Base, 18″ X 10,4″ X 11″

AIRLINE APPROVED EXPANDABLE PET CARRIER – 18″ Length x 10.5″ Width x 11″ Height, Fits Pets up to approximately 16″ in length X 10″ in height and up to 15lbs. 

Travel Carrier for Up to 15 Lbs Dogs

travel bag for middle sized dogs

AIRLINE APPROVED EXPANDABLE PET CARRIER – 18″ Length x 10.5″ Width x 11″ Height, Fits Pets up to approximately 16″ in length X 10″ in height and up to 15lbs. 

Plastic Kennels Rolling Plastic Wire Door Travel Dog Crate

Travel Crate for dogs

TRAVEL KENNEL: This medium dog travel kennel features tie-down strap holes, wire vents for ventilation & a raised interior to keep your dog safe and comfortable. Perfect for dogs 30-50 lbs. Measures: 32″

You can choose the rate adapted to the weight of your dog, there are models for dogs weighing between 10 and 90 lbs (choose on amazon).

Travel Bowls For dogs

To ship a dog by air, you will need to pay an average of $100 for 100 miles, ( usually around $200 to $500 ) which could cost up to $1000 for long distances.

You will also need a container to carry your dog’s food with you, if he travels with you in the cabin.

Here is the one I recommend

travel bowls for dog crate

Mihachi Travel Bowls: Portable Pet Treat Can, Twist-Lock Stackable Dispenser, Spill Proof Multiply Layers Plastic Bottle(BPA Free), Food Storage Container for Small Dogs , Ideal for Trips

Finally, the weight of the crate doesn’t really matter if your dog will travel in the hold, but if you have a small dog and you want him to travel with you in the cabin, choose instead the carriers I recommended, they are very light and your dog with this carrier will surely not exceed the weight allowed by the airline.

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On the other hand, if you opt for the plastic crate, you will be able to use it during the trip for the crate training and take your dog to the vet by car …etc…

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