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Trixie Double Dog Crate ( Comfort For Your Pooch)



Product: Trixie Double Dog Crate

Price: Approx $395 – $450 (Retail)Trixie Dog Crate

Cheapest Place To Buy: Amazon.com

Size : 37.25 x 34.5 x 27 Inch

Weight: Approx 66 lbs

Guarantees: 12 Months

My Rating: 6/10

The Trixie Double Dog Crate Overview
In a very competitive market such as the pet supply industry, there isn’t a great deal of crates like the Trixie double Dog Crate. It’s unique tapered design makes it an increasingly sought after product and a very popular choice for owners with mid to large vehicles.  But what is the crate actually like and how does it perform

In this Review, we take a closer look at the pros and cons of this unique looking crate, What dog it might be best suited to and some pitfalls to look out for.

The Company

TRIXIE was founded in 1974 by Bonnik Hansen in a little Town called Flensberg which can be found in northern Germany and has a well-deserved reputation for being a market leader for pet supplies in Europe and provides about 6,500 products for dogs, cats, birds, small animals, fish and reptiles to about 5.000 retailers in Germany alone and because of their massive range of products, they also export to about 80 Countries worldwide and continue to deliver quality products at a competitive price.

In a Nutshell ( Pro’s and Con’s)

  • A crate is suitable for both home and car travel
  • The interior is made of MDF timber panels which are also scratch and smudge proof
  • The outer frame is made of an aluminium with hardened plastic joints
  • Comes in 4 sizes including a unique double crate model
  • The largest size, the XXL, measures 37 x 37 x 34 inches externally, and is suitable for dogs up to 150 lbs. It also has a 20 x 37 inch tapered roof, and the crate overall weighs approximately 66 lbs
  • It is fitted with a non-slip carpet and is conveniently machine washable
  • The tapered roof of the crate helps save space and makes it easier to fit within a vehicle

Con’s

  • The materials are not really high quality – for example, the board seems to be cheap particle/wood board or some other type of timber
  • If your dog is a Chewer they will have a wonderful time chewing the aluminum bars on the crate, or through the boards
  • The crate is a little challenging to put together
  • It says it’s designed for airline travel, but as far as we could tell, it’s not IATA 82 approved as yet.
  • It was difficult to find the warranty on the website

The Final Word

We found that overall, the design of the crate was well-thought-out. Outside, it has reasonably strong materials which is made of aluminum and hardened plastic but found the interior lacking in strength and the selection of MDF timbers will no doubt need replacing sometime in the future if you own a claustrophobic dog. The tapered design is sure to appeal to owners with limited space in their vehicles and it’s sturdy design will ensure its survival for some time.

HINT !

If you’re scratching your head trying to figure out which size is going to suite Fido, try this formula.

  • Measure your dog from their paws to the top of their head, and from the tip of their nose to the base of their tail – make sure your dog has 2-3 extra inches on top of those measurements in the interior dimensions of the crate
  • Look at the weight capacity of the crate and make sure your dog fits with that weight limit.

 

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Regards

Keith

Petscapes.net

 

Keith

3 Comments

  1. Keith,
    I have not heard of the Trixie Double Dog Crate and it looks pretty impressive. I have Boston Terriers and English Bulldogs that could travel pretty well in those but my Mastiff might destroy it from the inside out. She hates to be confined. Thanks for the review and the heads up.

  2. Hi, thanks for the review on this dog crate. Mine is a labrador, great tip on measuring her height, length and weight to ensure that she can fit into the crate. Why didn’t I think of this before?
    I like the carpet fitting, this will let the dog get a firm grip, and not slip while on the go. Putting it together may pose a problem for me, but I believe I will be able to get some help.
    Thanks for all the information here!

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