Looking for some advice in crate sizing for an adult male cardigan welsh corgi. I actually don't have one yet but will most likely be bringing a cardigan puppy home late this summer. I'm looking to buy the crate before the puppy comes home because I want him to get use to spending time in this crate around the house and inside the car while he is a puppy. (I won't be driving around with him in this crate until he is older and will probably use a smaller crate to do that in the meantime.)
A few things to note. I'm looking to purchase a gunner kennel purely for use in the car to go on 30min-1hour trips around town, to parks, to friends houses, etc. My #1 concern is safety when it comes to this crate in the car. He will have two additional crates setup in the house - one in the living room and one in the bedroom. These will be wired crates and setup more for comfort than anything else.
My problem currently is I'm not 100% sure exactly how long an adult male cardigan will be from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail. I know on the CWCCA website it says that the breed standard for males is 12" tall and 1:1.8 ratio between height and length from breastbone to base of tail (doesn't account for the head).
The two crates I'm looking at right now are the G1 Intermediate and G1 Medium. Below are their internal dimensions:
G1 Medium (internal dimensions) 25" L x 19.75" H x 18" W
G1 Intermediate (internal dimensions) 30" L x 25" H x 18" W
As you can see, basically the only difference is the intermediate is 5" longer and higher. According to the manufacturer, they recommend for a 'snug fit' for traveling in the car because in the event of an impact, there is less room for the dog to travel inside the crate. I will provide a link, but in the picture example they showed, the 'correct size' would be having the dog pretty much curled up in the crate. Meaning they can't really stretch their legs out and in the picture example their neck has to bend when the door is closed. https://pack.gunner.com/which-gunner-kennels-size-do-i-need/
While I respect the manufacturer's recommendations, I also understand that these are general guidelines and may not apply to a breed that is unusually long compared to most breeds. I looked through some of their 'examples' from people who purchased' and there were only two examples of cardigans in gunner kennels. Both were happy with their purchases but said it was a very tight fit (especially for the male).
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