In all seriousness, “Intermediate or Large?” is our #1 most asked question. Addison created the Gunner kennel specifically for transportation, and that factors into our own fit recommendations: when choosing a size, please consider if you will use the G1™ primarily for kenneling at home, or for securing the K9’s safety while traveling.
If using the crate for traveling we always recommend a snug fit. This protects the dog in the case of an accident: the less wasted interior space the better. It’s a bit of a mind-shift in what you might normally take into consideration when selecting a kennel but we believe this is for the safety of the dog. Many of our customers have found that their dog feels more secure when traveling in a tighter area, too.
Those of you who are using their crate primarily for home kenneling will obviously want to opt for a larger size if the dog is spending longer, more consistent periods of time in there.
Deciding Between a Gunner Kennels: Intermediate versus Large
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Our Sizing Guidelines for Safe Travel
Based on our recommendation for a snug fit for travel, we developed the chart below as a guide for selecting the proper size Gunner kennel for your dog. To get the length of your dog, take a soft measuring tape and measure from the front of their nose to the base of their tail. Be sure to reference the graphic below the guide to see how we measure length.
Still Can’t Decide Between Kennel Sizes?
Here’s a good visual for you to consider when selecting a crate for safe travel specifically. You can see that, when the door is closed:
- Dog is curled
- Paws are tucked in
- Rump/tail are resting against the back of the kennel
- Tight Fit exhibited for safe travel
If you’re still hung up on sizing, our Customer Experience team is around Monday through Friday to help (don’t be surprised if you hear from them on a weekend too, they’re pretty dedicated). We’ve also built out several resources for peace of mind. Check out these resources:
✔️ Augmented Reality App
✔️ Fit Finder Quiz
✔️ Vehicle Fit Quiz
✔️ Customer Sizing Gallery
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