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So - we are getting a little Bichon-miniature poodle mix. It will be 10 weeks old when it arrives in 2 weeks. I keep going back and forth between really excited to meet her, and terrified.

So.. now I need help: I can't decide on a crate! I want an open crate (and then if she seems to do better with it closed, I can cover it, and want it to have a divider for crate training. Eventually, the door will be removed or propped open except when we are gone, if she needs to be confined, but it will be her space to get away from the kids when she wants to. My problem is... Which crate? I've got the size figured out (22-24 inches long, 18-ish wide and 19-ish high).

Every time I think I've found a great one, I read the reviews and hear a horror story about how a dog was injured by a flaw in that crate. I then go up to the more expensive ones, and still see awful reviews (mixed with great reviews). I know everyone has their own opinions, but what if I got one where someone warned of a possible danger (even though 600 other people said it was great), and then my little dog got hurt by it? UGH!

So, favorite crates, anyone?
 

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I read your other thread and am glad you put thought into choosing a breeder, but please don't use the term "adopt." There is nothing wrong with buying a puppy from a responsible breeder, which is what you are doing- you aren't adopting a puppy, and there's nothing wrong with that.
You are right - I typed that by mistake. I usually am sensitive to that term, don't know why it slipped in. I adopted my kids. I am buying my dog. :)
 
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