Frisco Ultimate Heavy Duty Steel Metal Single Door Dog Crate review

Features

  • Best steel crate
  • Extra strong steel tubing
  • Dual locks for extra security

The Frisco Ultimate Heavy Duty Steel Metal Single Door Dog Crate is one of the best heavy duty dog crates on the market, made from 22-gauge steel with 1/2-inch diameter steel tubing to stand up to the strongest, most mischievous of dogs. The crate features dual locks positioned out of reach of your pup to prevent them escaping, which I found is very handy, especially when your dog is at that naughty puppy stage. Wheels with breaks allow you to move the crate around your home or transport it for travel.

The dog crate comes in 2 sizes to suit medium and large breeds. While this crate is on the higher end of the price range, if you’re looking for security and strength, I feel this heavy duty dog crate is well worth the money.

Pros

  • Most owners found that this crate was escape proof, even for bigger dogs who usually find their way out of other crates
  • Some owners said the crate was easier to assemble than they had expected
  • Owners felt their dogs were safe and secure in the crate, so they could have peace of mind when they left their pup home alone
  • Some said that crate was comfortable and made their dog feel calmer
  • Wheels make transportation easier, especially around the home if you have a small space and need to move the crate at night
  • Many owners felt that the crate was a worthwhile investment to keep their pup safe

Cons

  • Heavier to move than some other crates and takes up more room
  • Crate doesn’t fold down, which can make transportation and storage difficult
  • Some owners found that the ball bearings fell out of the wheels over time when the crate was moved frequently

Frisco XX-Large Heavy Duty Double Door Wire Dog Crate review

Features

  • Best double-door crate for giant breeds
  • 2 secure doors for easy access
  • Very large size ideal for giant breeds

The Frisco XX-Large Heavy Duty Double Door Wire Dog Crate is the perfect size for large dogs and giant breeds weighing 90 pounds or more. Made from strong metal wire, this crate is designed to be durable and last over time.

This heavy duty dog crate features a double door design, making access easy for both you and your dog. There are 3 locks to ensure your dog stays safely enclosed. The durable plastic pan makes cleaning up easy and protects your floor from accidents.

This is a very good dog crate and can be assembled without tools, although it’s worth having someone else on hand for assistance since it’s so large. It can also be taken down and folded away for storage or travel when needed.

Pros

  • Most owners found this crate was sturdy and secure enough to keep their pup safely enclosed
  • Owners found the double doors made access and placement in the home easier
  • Many owners said this crate was highly durable, with some saying it had lasted years
  • Plenty of room for giant breeds to lie down, stand up, and turn around inside the crate
  • Most owners felt this crate was high-quality and good value for money

Cons

  • Assembly can be a bit tricky and is easier with 2 people
  • Potentially not heavy duty enough to stand up to very determined escape artists!
  • Can be prone to getting bent during delivery, although owners said the customer service was excellent

43" Stackable Heavy Duty Cage w/ Feeding Doors and Divider review

Features

  • Best stackable crates
  • Stackable up to 3 tiers
  • Removable divider

The 43″ Stackable Heavy Duty Cage w/ Feeding Doors and Divider are some of the best stackable heavy duty crates on the market. Made with heavy-duty iron and fitted with secure locks, this crate is highly durable. It comes with a removable divider, so you can use it as 1 big crate or separate it into 2.

This size is suitable for small dogs, but a range of sizes are available. You can stack these crates securely on top of each other, making them excellent for owners of multiple dogs or those with a dog-related business.

The bottom trays can easily be removed while your dog is inside the crate for easy cleaning. I loved that this dog crate came with attached bowls for food or water.

Pros

  • Most owners found the crate was very secure and strong
  • Owners loved that the bowls to attach to the door came included
  • Many found the stackable element useful for saving space
  • Owners generally found that the crate was easy to assemble
  • Owners found the crates easy to clean and easy to use in general

Cons

  • Floor of the crate is wire so many owners added padding to increase their dog’s comfort
  • Some owners felt the price was too high for this crate
  • Some experienced breakage or wires bending during the delivery process
  • Some found the plastic bottom was prone to cracking

LEMBERI 48/38 inch Heavy Duty Indestructible Dog Crate review

Features

  • Best for easy cleaning
  • Removable tray and bottom grate for cleaning
  • Made with 20-gauge steel for durability

If you want a heavy duty dog crate that’s easy to clean, the LEMBERI 48/38 inch Heavy Duty Indestructible Dog Crate is a fantastic option, even for the toughest dogs. The bottom tray is removable to allow you to clean up any messes easily. Even the metal bottom can easily be slid out for a thorough cleaning.

This crate is constructed from 20-gauge steel with reinforced steel tubes, welded joints, and double locks, making it highly strong and secure.

Lockable wheels allow you to easily move the crate around when needed. I liked that there was both a side door and a top door to make access a breeze.

Pros

  • Fairly easy to assemble, especially with another person on hand to help
  • Many said this crate helped to prevent destructive behavior in the home
  • Several owners of escape artists said this crate was strong enough to keep their dog enclosed
  • Owners liked that this crate was easy to clean when needed

Cons

  • Some owners found their dog could break this crate
  • Bottom tray and grate can slide out at times, with some people feeling the latch wasn’t secure enough
  • Some owners found the bottom of the crate wasn’t comfortable for their dog
  • Some felt this crate wasn’t big enough for their large dog to lie in comfortably

37" Homey Pet Heavy Duty Metal Open Top Cage w/ Floor Grid review

Features

  • Best for multi dog households
  • Can be stacked on top of each other
  • Strong and durable

The 37″ Homey Pet Heavy Duty Metal Open Top Cage w/ Floor Grid is made from durable alloy steel with an extra bar for reinforcement. The plastic tray and metal bottom can be removed for easy cleaning. I liked that the plastic tray could also fit inside the crate to make it more comfortable for your dog.

Lockable casters allow easy movement and the crate is fairly easy to put together. The top opens wide for easy access in addition to the side door. This crate comes at a reasonable price considering the quality.

If you have a multi-dog household, these dog crates are ideal as if you buy more than one, they can be stacked on top of each other up to 3 tiers high.

Pros

  • Many owners felt this crate was strong and secure enough for their dog
  • Spacious enough for large dogs to move around and lie down comfortably
  • Some said this crate helped them with toilet training and kept their home clean
  • Owners of multiple dogs loved that they could stack these crates to save room
  • Many owners said this crate was comfortable for their dog and that their dog would choose to go into it

Cons

  • Some owners found this crate wasn’t strong enough to safely contain their pet
  • Some dogs were able to figure out how to open the latches on this crate
  • Can be tricky to assemble with some owners saying the instructions were confusing
  • Some owners reported breakage during delivery

Confote Heavy Duty Stainless Steel & Metal Dog Cage Kennel Crate and Playpen review

Features

  • Best extremely heavy duty crate
  • Made from stainless steel for security
  • 2 locks on the door

If your dog is a true escape artist, the Confote Heavy Duty Stainless Steel & Metal Dog Cage Kennel Crate and Playpen could be the best heavy-duty crate for you. Made from stainless steel and welded securely, this crate is designed to stand up to the most determined of dogs. There are 2 locks on the side door to prevent escape and the roof opens to give you easy access.

There is a plastic bottom which you can remove for easy cleaning. There are lockable casters to make moving the crate around your home easy. I liked that this crate was rust-resistant so you could use it both indoors and outdoors.

Although this crate is on the higher end when it comes to cost, it may be well worth the investment if you have an escape artist! It’s one of the top heavy duty crates available.

Pros

  • Most owners found this crate kept their dog safely enclosed, even when they had previously escaped or destroyed other crates
  • Owners said the removable base made the crate easy to clean
  • Many found this helped with crate training and preventing destructive behavior
  • Many owners said the crate was easy and quick to put together
  • Casters make moving the crate around the home easy

Cons

  • Metal slats on bottom of the crate may be uncomfortable for dogs, with many owners adding in a layer of padding or bedding
  • Some owners experienced breakage during delivery
  • Some very determined dogs were still able to escape this crate
  • Some owners felt this crate wasn’t good value

SMONTER Heavy Duty Dog Crate Strong Metal Pet Kennel Playpen review

Features

  • Best bite proof crate
  • Y-shaped pattern to discourage biting
  • Durable metal construction

Made from sturdy welded steel, the SMONTER Heavy Duty Dog Crate Strong Metal Pet Kennel Playpen is a very durable dog crate. The Y-shaped pattern of the crate towards the top discourages biting. If your dog does manage to bite, the metal is thick enough to handle it and it has a non-toxic finish for your dog’s safety.

Anti-escape locks at 2 points on the crate increase security. Lockable caster wheels allow you to move the crate when needed and a removable tray enables easy cleaning. This crate is available in 3 sizes to suit a variety of breeds.

Pros

  • Strong and durable, even for large dogs who have escaped other crates
  • Many owners found this crate easy to assemble even with only 1 person
  • Owners found the wheels useful to move the crate around
  • Several owners liked the appearance of this crate, feeling it looked smart in their home
  • Owners found this crate gave them peace of mind and reduced destructive behavior

Cons

  • Metal floor can be uncomfortable so many added extra padding
  • Can become bent during delivery which owners found frustrating
  • Some found the locks didn’t quite line up correctly
  • Some owners found their determined dog could break this crate

Frisco Heavy Duty Fold & Carry Double Door Collapsible Wire Dog Crate review

Features

  • Best double door crate
  • 2 doors for easy access
  • Strong, thick wire for security

The Frisco Heavy Duty Fold & Carry Double Door Collapsible Wire Crate is a great option made with thick, heavy-duty wiring. Larger models feature dual latches to provide extra security for bigger, stronger dogs which I found very useful. The double door design allow easy entry and exit for your pup and easy access for you.

The wire crate folds down and reassembles quickly, making it very portable. It comes in a wide range of sizes to suit all breeds and even has a divider panel so the crate can grow with your dog. At a very reasonable price, this heavy duty dog crate is excellent value for money.

Pros

  • Many owners found the crate spacious and the divider helpful as their dog grew
  • Sturdy and secure for most dogs, giving owners peace of mind
  • Owners stated that the double doors gave more flexibility when placing the crate in their home or using it during travel
  • Easy to assemble and fold down, even for older people who have previously struggled with other crates
  • Portable and handy to move around the home when needed
  • Many owners stated that they would recommend this crate and it was 1 of the best they’d used

Cons

  • Some owners felt the crate was too heavy to transport, even when folded
  • The tray liner is thin, making it move around more than some owners would like when they dog is in the crate, as well as making it more susceptible to breakage
  • Some found that their bigger dogs, when feeling determined, could break or escape from the crate
  • Some owners found that the latches were not as sturdy as they would have liked

Frisco Heavy Duty Fold & Carry Single Door Collapsible Wire Dog Crate review

Features

  • Best portable crate
  • Folds down and has a carry handle for portability
  • Thick wire for durability

The Frisco Heavy Duty Fold & Carry Single Door Collapsible Wire Dog Crate is one of our top recommended heavy duty portable crates. I loved that this crate could easily be folded down and had a carry handle, making it ideal for storage or taking on holiday with you

It’s available in a wide range of sizes to suit most breeds. Made with durable, thick wire and featuring double locks on larger models, this crate is designed to keep your dog safely enclosed.

This dog crate comes at a very reasonable price. It even comes with a divider panel, so it can grow with your puppy and save you money!

Pros

  • Many owners found the crate was easy and quick to assemble
  • Owners liked that the optional divider, allowing them to make the crate bigger as their puppy grew
  • Range of sizes means owners can find the right size for their dog to lie down comfortably
  • Many said they liked the carry handle and the portability of this crate
  • Most owners felt this crate was excellent value, as it was high-quality and came at a low price

Cons

  • Not designed to stand up to dogs who are highly driven to escape
  • Some owners found the crate a bit tricky to assemble and fold down
  • Some said the latches weren’t secure enough
  • Some felt the tray wasn’t strong enough for their dog

Frisco XX-Large Heavy Duty Single Door Wire Dog Crate, 54 inch review

Features

  • Best for giant breeds
  • 3 locks and corner rods for security
  • Extra-large and spacious

The Frisco XX-Large Heavy Duty Single Door Wire Crate is an excellent option for giant breeds. This strong wire mesh crate has 3 locks for extra security and corner rods to strengthen the crate when assembled, which in my experience really help to stabilize the crate.

This crate can be taken apart for portability, but it’s important to note that 2 people are recommended for assembly. This crate is a very large size, recommended for large dogs and giant breeds only. It comes at a reasonable, mid-range price.

Pros

  • Plenty of room for large dogs and giant breeds like St Bernard’s and Great Danes, allowing room for puppies to grow and use the crate throughout their life
  • Many owners said the crate was durable and well made
  • Owners felt the crate was great value for money given its size and strength
  • 3 latches add extra security and give owners peace of mind
  • A number of owners said that their giant breeds felt at home in the crate, and would voluntarily use it even when their owner was at home

Cons

  • Not as strong as some other heavy-duty crates, meaning it won’t stand up to dogs who are very determined to escape
  • Some owners found the crate was difficult to assemble and said the instructions were unclear
  • Isn’t easy to ‘fold-down’ or move, making it difficult for storage and transportation