The Best Crates for a Great Dane: Crates that Fit 100 lb+ Dogs

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Finding the best crates for a Great Dane is no easy feat when your pup is over 100 pounds.

Crate training a Great Dane is one of the best ways to make sure that your dog is safe, less able to make mistakes (such as peeing on your favorite rug), and less likely to chew up dangerous things such as cords and socks.

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Great Danes are giant breed dogs and most dog crates are NOT big enough! If you are looking for information on the best crates for a Great Dane, including the best custom crates for Great Danes, we’re sharing our favorites below.

Best crates for Great Danes
The Frisco XXL 54″ Double-Door Dog Crate for Great Danes

THE BEST CRATES FOR A GREAT DANE

It is unlikely that you will be able to find an appropriately sized crate at your local pet store.

Most of the ‘largest’ dog crates sold are 48″, which most Great Danes will outgrow by 7-8 months of age!

Look for a giant breed 54″ crate. XXL crates typically come with a divider panel that can be used to make the interior smaller while your puppy is growing.

There are two main players for Great Dane Crates in the market: Frisco and Midwest Homes

PRO TIP:

Crate time should be limited to 1 hour per month of age. A 3 month old puppy should not expect to be comfortably crated for more than 3 hours between potty and movement breaks.

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MidWest Solutions XXL Double-Door Wire Dog Crate for Great Danes

DOUBLE DOOR VS. SINGLE DOOR CRATES FOR GREAT DANES

We recommend double-door crates, as they offer more options for placement in your home.

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Frisco Double Door 54″ Crate

MidWest Solutions Double Door 54″ Crate + Crate Pad

Frisco Single-Door 54″ Crate

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MidWest Solutions 54″ Double Door Crate

MidWest Solutions 54″ Single Door Crate

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K-9 Ballistics Elevated Cot

CRATE PADS AND CHEW-PROOF COTS FOR GREAT DANES

For orthopedic health, Great Danes should always have a soft and supportive surface to lay on.

If your Great Dane is destructive, we recommend the K-9 Ballistics Elevated Cot. It’s spendy but much cheaper than having to purchase a new bed every month! The K-9 Ballistics cot is nearly indestructible.

For a basic, simple made-to-fit crate pad, try the 54″ MidWest Dog Bolster Bed.

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Midwest 54″ Crate Pad

CUSTOM CRATES FOR GREAT DANES

If you are wanting a crate that fits your home decor, consider a custom crate for your Great Dane! These are typically made out of wood and can have different stains, doors and exteriors.

Many Great Dane owners use custom dog crates as their TV stand!

Learn more about ordering a custom dog crate, starting at $1699 from BB KUSTOM KENNELS.

CRATE TRAINING RESOURCES FOR GREAT DANES

  • The Best Crates for a Great Dane: Crates that Fit 100 lb+ Dogs
    Finding the best crates for a Great Dane is no easy feat when your pup is over 100 pounds. Crate training a Great Dane is one of the best ways to make sure that your dog is safe, less able to make mistakes (such as peeing on your favorite rug), and less likely to chew
  • How to Crate Train a Great Dane Puppy
    Crate training is not cruel. Many dogs find their crate to be a safe place to relax! They make potty training easier and give your puppy an ‘off switch’ for those times when both you and your puppy really just need a break. When you crate train your Great Dane puppy, you also make things
  • What to Expect When You Bring a Great Dane Puppy Home
    Knowing what to expect with a Great Dane puppy is near to impossible! There is almost nothing more special (and unpredictable) than a Great Dane puppy! There is this insane time where your new puppy seems to grow right in front of your eyes. Since we’ve recently been through the crazy new dane puppy phase,
  • Best Training Treats for Great Dane Puppies
    What are the best training treats for Great Dane puppies? I noticed this question is asked a LOT in the Great Dane community and thought a blog post was in order! Great Dane puppies have special dietary needs, but they are also not a dog that you can just hope turns out with lazy parenting.

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Dane lover and believer in ethical breeding, training and rescue practices. Positive + Balanced trainer, owner of rescue dogs and dogs from breeders. Love the dog in front of you.

6 Comments

    • Hi Andy!

      I believe a lot of people get the 54″ Impact Crate for that. You have to confirm the details with your airline, but many will also require additional brackets.

      Here is a link to the Impact Collapsible Great Dane travel crate: https://www.impactdogcrates.com/collections/crates/products/collapsible-dog-crate?variant=30743521099821

      Here is the info from impact about the brackets: The Collapsible crate can become airline compatible with the Door Guard attachment and IATA brackets, which can be found on our Accessories page. We recommend calling the airline you plan to fly with ahead of time, as each airline has specific requirements for flying with pet cargo.

      We hope this helps!

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