How To Measure Your Dachshund
For Correct Size Travel Crate
It is very important to measure your Dachshund carefully to ensure you are purchasing the correct size. This can be a little confusing – here are step-by step instructions on how to measure your Dachshund for a crate that will comply with airline rules.
When choosing a crate for airline travel with your Dachshund please be aware that an airline can refuse to take your dog on the flight for not having the correct airline approved crate and if it is the wrong size for your Dachshund.
We were surprised after measuring our Dachshund (Luke) that due to his long back he needed a larger cage than we would have purchased.
This is the correct way to measure your Dachshund before purchasing a crate for airline travel.
So get out the tape and determine:
A = Length of your dog from nose to base of tail
B = Height from ground to elbow joint
C = Width across shoulders
D = Height, ground to top of head or tip of ear (highest point)
A= 19 inches B= 3 inches C= 6 inches D= 12 inches
Length of kennel = A + B
Width= C + l inch (3cm) x 2
Height = D + 3 inches
Luke’s kennel size:
Length = 22 inches Width = 14 inches Height = 15 inches
Petmate Kennel sizes:
Small: 21″ x 16″ x15″
Medium: 28″ x 20 1/2″ x 21 1/2″
As you can see because of a Dachshund’s long back, they are often too long for a small cage.
Dachshund Luke only has 3-inch legs yet he needed a medium cage (by 1 inch!). Had I just gone into a pets store to buy a cage I would defiantly have purchased a smaller version.
Again, please check with your chosen airline and then measure away.
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