A dog crate is an enclosed space with a box where dogs are locked to be transported to a different area or dogs are locked for security reasons. Boxes are made of various materials which are so strong and hard that the dog cannot escape. Boxes are usually made of metal (iron or another hard metal such as aluminum), wire, plastic, or strong cloth. Each “dog cage” ( also known as “Hundekfig” in the German language) contains a door and some more area.
They are also called cells. The dog crate should be sized so that it gives the dog a natural environment and the dog can live in it. The main purposes a dog crate is used to include; by walking the dog with the family, showing the dog at events and protecting guests from dogs.
Types of boxes for dogs
There are many types of dog cages depending on the material of the cage or the shape of the cage or crate. Some of the common types of dog kennels are as follows:
There are two types of aluminum frames; fixed and folded. They have many advantages over other boxes such as; They are light, very strong or tough, do not rust, airflow is excellent and the captured dog can see more clearly. Aluminum boxes are most commonly used in veterinary clinics or veterinary facilities. They are also used to keep dogs at home and are used to breed dogs. They take up more space and are expensive.
These boxes are made of iron and are mainly used in zoos and at home. They are very expensive and less durable because they rust easily. They cannot be folded.