I went to Lowes yesterday and purchased a backyard kennel. Even though I have a fenced in back yard,I wanted extra precauton if she got out. She climbed over the fence the other day,so I needed a way to contain her while I'm not around.The kennel I bought is 6' high,7'.5 wide,and 13' long. It's not real big,but not small either.I didn't want one to conatin the dog permently,just an hour or two.I wanted the 10'x 10'x6',but no way to haul it.I had to put together with help,fencing and all.I think it's plenty enough room for her,plus a dog house. She's a Great Pyrenees/Golden Retriever mix.Takes after the Golden Retriever part in my opinion. She'll be either in the house or with me fishing this summer. Was this a wise choice? It looks plenty big enough and I had the dog in there and there was plenty of room. Not like a yard,but not like a crate either.