View Full Version : need advice on the most proper kennel

27th February 2010, 04:58 PM
dear friends, i would like to choose a new kennel to carry my Nicki by car,as the old plastic one has definitely become small, he is not fat, but let's say a big cavalier, and his weight is around 10.5 kg so far :o, i saw some kennels by aluminium, really good but also very expensive, i also saw some cages , but i was wondering, since they are collapsible, in a car crash,would it fold down on the dog? so i feel a bit confused and i need your help

thank you

Karen and Ruby
27th February 2010, 07:43 PM
I have a steel crate that both my dogs can fit into together.

Its the safest option ive come accross but you can get crash test results online but not sure of the site xx

27th February 2010, 07:47 PM
i am sure the collapsible cages are not at all safe, will not protect the dog in a car accident.
some of the aluminum ones are probably better, but if you want a cage that does not just hold your dog in, but also protects him, the only one i can think of is Variocage, see test here:

maybe it is a bit expensive, but will probably last you for life, and holds the price nicely, in case you want to sell it again sometime.:)

Cathy Moon
28th February 2010, 04:00 AM
Lots of dog owners in the US use this type of plastic kennel called a Vari-Kennel. These kennels are safe for airplanes and cars. I'm not sure if this brand is available in UK and Italy, though.