Labradoodles can be quite the large pups, and as our pets are extensions of our families, we want nothing but the best comfort that we can afford for them. We don’t want them confined to a tight dog crate or cage that is uncomfortable or isn’t safe for them.
That is why we have handpicked five different options for those of you shopping for a dog crate to give you a better idea of what to look for and what to stay away from. Without further ado, here are five reviews of the best dog crate for a Labradoodle available on the market.
Best Dog Crates for a Labradoodle Reviews
Frisco Fold and Carry Dog Crate
Frisco is a well-known pet brand that provides all kinds of pet-related items, from toys to dog crates. With a brand name so focused on providing our pets with luxury and care, let’s see how well their wire dog crate holds up on closer review.
Labradoodles, as any owner can tell you, are on the larger end of the spectrum for dog sizes. Thus, when looking for dog crates, one of the first aspects to look at is the size of the dog crate. This Frisco dog crate has quite the wide size variance, from their XX-Small (18″ x 12″ x 14″) to their X-Large variant, which is a massive 48″ x 30″ x 32.5″.
Be sure to measure not only your pet but also take into account any items such as dog bowls and toys that you might want to keep in the crate. With the size out of the way, let’s look at some of the defining attributes. This dog crate is constructed from a durable and robust wireframe with a single large door on the front that boasts a secure dual-latch lock.
A plastic base pan is provided to keep all of your pet’s items inside. Because of the wireframe nature, Frisco has included convenient divider panels that allow you to expand the crate as your pup grows. Coupled with the easy-to-build nature and affordable price, this is a good option for those looking for a good bang for their buck.
However, a few caveats are worth mentioning, as there are very few things that are perfect in life. One of the first things a keen-eyed pet owner will notice is the lack of chew-resistant surfaces and hinges. If you don’t provide your dog with something else to chew on, or if you don’t train them not to chew the crate, they could very easily damage the crate and hurt themselves.
It is also very easy for a determined dog to get out of their crate, as the dual-latch mechanism isn’t the sturdiest. If your pup is particularly adamant about not wanting to be locked up, then look for additional locking mechanisms.
- Durable wireframe
- Great size variance
- Divider panels allow for adjustable sizes
- Easy to put together
- No chew-resistant parts
- Latches can become undone by a determined dog
Ruff Land Kennel Single Door Dog Crate
Ruff Land is another excellent company that provides us and our pets with various essentials. The Ruff Land Kennel is one of the most popular dog crates on the market, thanks to the multiple features we will now explain.
This kennel by Ruff Land has many great features going for it, all of which could potentially earn it the top spot on this list! It focuses on a straightforward design, honing in on those core features to create an excellent kennel that isn’t complicated in any way.
Starting with the main structure itself, the kennel is made from a solid mold of high-quality plastics and is incredibly durable and tough. Unlike the previous dog crate, these are stackable, meaning you can easily store them when traveling. They even come with metal inserts to attach multiple kennels together.
There is a single front door, and Ruff Land offers their kennels with the option of having the door located on the front, back, sides, or any combination you choose. This gives you more variety to suit the size of your dog.
The doors themselves are rust-proof and chew-resistant to minimize any potential harm for your pet, and each kennel comes in a variety of sizes and colors to match your needs and preferences. It’s lightweight, sturdy, and comes in many different varieties, all while remaining basic and easy to handle.
Because of its straightforward nature and design, there is actually very little we could see in the way of negatives. However, that in and of itself may be a negative for some, as you might feel a distinct lack of features. Another issue some might have would be that the solid build can make it more cumbersome to clean, especially the smaller models.
For a quick video review, see below.
- Solid, sturdy build that will last for years
- Stackable, with metal inserts to support linking
- Different options for sizes and colors
- Rust-proof and chew-resistant
- Very basic compared to other designs
- Cumbersome to clean
EliteField Collapsible Dog Crate
For those looking for a softer dog crate that is easily transported and exceptionally comfortable for your dogs, you might want to consider this EliteField collapsible dog crate.
While many other dog crates and kennels focus on sturdy, robust designs, this one focuses on the cozier aspects, aiming to be comfortable while remaining sturdy. It’s made of a tough 600D and mesh fabric that is perfect for daily use and travel.
Coming in five different sizes, the Small option measures 20″ x 14″ x 14″, and their XX-Large option is a massive 42″ x 28″ x 32″. With these options, you can be assured that your Labradoodle is going to have enough space to get cozy and comfy. The fabric is fitted to a steel frame that most pups cannot damage, and the material remains flexible so that they are going to have a hard time escaping.
One of the main features is that it is collapsible for easy storage and transport, and it even includes a hand and shoulder strap to aid in this. No assembly is required, as they send it fully put together. You need only unfold it. All in all, this makes it highly versatile and great for all sizes. It is easy to use, store, and transport, and all of this comes for under $100!
However, there is one significant disadvantage that comes with the soft-sided design. Using this dog crate relies on your pup being well-trained and mild-mannered. If you have a particularly jumpy and energetic or aggressive dog, they could easily wreak havoc and cause the fabric to wear out far quicker than intended.
Another issue is that, while it makes travel more comfortable, the design isn’t great for outdoor use, as it is highly ventilated and can get very cold at night.
For a quick review, you can watch a video below
- Collapsible design for easy transporting
- Large design but still lightweight
- Steel frame keeps it durable and upright
- Great value for money
- Can be more easily damaged by more aggressive dogs
- Not the best for outdoor use
Ruff Land Kennel Double Door Dog Crate
Here is another Ruff Land Kennel, but it is a different version than the one mentioned above. The key difference is the number of doors.
This item isn’t new to the list. It is merely a variation of the previous Ruff Land kennel that we reviewed earlier. It features the same single-mold plastic build that is incredibly durable and tough, with the same excellent features we have already reviewed. It remains straightforward in design and is easy to use. The only difference is in the placement and number of doors.
In the previous review, we mentioned that they offer you the option of having different doors, either on the front, side, back, or any combination of two doors. This, of course, makes it slightly better of an option if what you want is additional doors for more versatility. The only real benefit of this would be to allow your pet more room to enter and exit, and of course, it would make reaching different parts for cleaning easier.
As it is the same model, the same negatives are noticeable. It still remains cumbersome to clean, with the added door only alleviating the issue slightly, but the design is still very basic without much in the way of additional features.
Should you want a video review, you can refer to the same video as above, which is also linked here for convenience.
- Durable plastic mold
- Stackable and supports linking
- Variation in size and color options
- Rust and chew-resistant
- Difficult to clean
- Very basic design
Richell Wooden Pet Crate
Unlike any other item on this list, this Richell pet crate is a luxurious model that is made of beautifully crafted hardwood. While this certainly gives it a more elegant design, let’s take a closer look and inspect to see if this unusual design lends any practical purposes, or if it is just another fanciful feature that is more of a money-grab that might end up being more of a hassle than anything.
The core design focus was to create a pet crate that focused on safety while also bringing an elegant touch to your home décor. Apart from the wireframe top, the crate is made from a hardwood that holds firm against your pet. The wireframe top allows for additional access and acts as an extra layer of security thanks to its sliding lock.
There is also a more conventional means of access through the sliding door on the front of the dog crate, which also remains secure and safe against your pet’s attempts to escape. A floor tray is included to keep your floor safe from damage and hazards.
This pet crate also comes in two sizes, small and medium, with the smaller variation measuring 26.6″ x 20.9″ x 19.7″. Meanwhile, the medium measures 36.8″ x 25.6″ x 23.6″. Overall, this puts it on the smaller end of the spectrum.
Moving onto the negatives, there is a bit more to cover for this option. First off, you might have noticed the sizes, of which there are very few choices, and the choices are all relatively small, especially for larger Labradoodles. The hardwood build also puts it on the heavier side compared to other items on this review.
The door sizes are also relatively small, so your pup is going to have a bit of a squeeze getting in and out. All of this, coupled with an exorbitantly high price, makes it the least appealing option on this list. Unfortunately, it looks like the hardwood build is just a feature for flair, as this pet crate has very little to offer in terms of practicality.
- Elegant design
- Strong locking mechanism
- Available in two sizes
- Easy access from sliding front door
- Floor tray included
- Small sizes with fewer options to choose from
- Heavier design with smaller doors
- Very high price compared to other options on this list
To conclude, we’ll give our recommendations, as well as which ones we think you should avoid. The two Ruff Land options are great, straightforward options for those who want a well-designed dog crate that focuses purely on the core design concepts of what makes a good dog crate.
As a runner up, the Frisco option is an excellent alternative for those looking for size who won’t necessarily be looking at transport. The Richell option is one to avoid, as the price is simply too high for a dog crate that actually has very little to offer in terms of features and isn’t cut out for dogs like Labradoodles, which require more space and comfortability.