We have just looked at 5 of the top heavy duty dog crates that can be found on Amazon (These individual reviews can be found linked below each mini review here.) While there are some differences in features and customer reviews between the 5, we know you want to find the perfect one to fit your family and your pet. Not all cages are created equal, some more powerful dogs can chew through plastic and wire crates, escaping and giving them opportunities to get into trouble, or even hurt themselves. That’s why we focused in on these heavy duty crates.So why don’t we take a look back through our top 5 heavy duty dog crates from Amazon. First, let’s look at a two tables, one will rate the 5 crates based on actual customer reviews from Amazon, and the other will rate them by price.
#5: SmithBuilt Heavy Duty Dog Cage Crate Kennel – 3.9 / 5 Stars
Coming in fifth is our crate by SmithBuilt. (Keep in mind that this is not a bad crate – simply the bottom of the top 5 crates on Amazon.) This crate comes in three different sizes to accommodate different types of dogs. It comes in 36”, 42” and 48”. Coming in two colors (black and silver), these crates are made from commercial quality materials. Like a few of the others, this crate has two doors. One door is on the side, while one door is on the top. The floor grate and tray are both rust and corrosion resistant, which is great for older pets or new puppies who can’t quite control themselves. This crate also comes with wheels, two of which lock to restrict movement. If you’re not trying to spend a fortune but want a solid product, backed with good reviews from over 700 customers, this is the perfect heavy duty crate for you.
#4: Sliverylake Heavy Duty Dog Cage Crate Kenel with Tray – 4.3 / 5 Stars
This crate comes in 4 colors – golden, black, silver, and bronze. So you can pretty much guarantee you will be able to match it to your home decor, if that’s your thing. This crate also comes in a few different sizes – those being a 37”, 42”, and 48”. The body of the crate is made with heavy duty steel wire and the frame is made up of metal square tubing. Like #5, it has four wheels, two of which lock to restrict movement unless wanted. Also like #5, it also two doors. The door in the top of the crate (this being the entire crate top) is hinged and lifts up, similar to how a coffee table that has storage space inside works. It also features a removable grate as well as tray that are easily removed in case of accidents for cleaning. Nearly identical to #5, this crate has a higher star rating, although it is calculated by a far smaller amount of customers. There is also only a few dollars price difference. Between the two – you would really only be choosing between color and possibly the door or full top opening. Either way – this crate from Sliverylake is a great choice!
#3: Walcut Heavy Duty Foldable Strong Metal Pet Dog Cage Crate Cannel Playpen w/Wheels 4.5/5 Stars
Meeting us in the middle at number three is this heavy duty crate from Walcut. Sticking with our theme, this crate also comes in a multitude of colors. This crate has the options of black, silver, and gold. Like its competitors, this crate also comes in 37”, 42”, and 48” sizes. This crate is specified for dogs weighing only 176 pounds or less. With its heavy duty steel frame, it’s much like its competitors in #4 and #5. It is also equipped with four wheels, two which, of course, lock. The website says that it fold down easily, and you can take it anywhere, which is probably true. But at 92.4 pounds, it will not be easily moved by some. Like the other before, there is a removable tray and grate that can be easily cleaned and replaced by sliding them back in. There are also two doors. One is on the side, and one on top. The top door on this one, like the others, is the entire top of the crate rather than a door in the top of the crate. With not very many reviews, only 15 at this time, it’s a great crate at a 4.5 star rating, but time will tell how it lives up to more reviewers standards. In any case, this is going to be a great middle of the road crate – great quality and great price.
#2: ProSelect Empire Dog Cage 4.7/5 Stars
Jumping in at number two, and jumping up about two hundred dollars, is the Empire Dog Cage from ProSelect. This crate comes in two sizes, medium and large. It also comes in only one color, black. This virtually indestructible crate is great for those more powerful dogs who have chewed their way through most other kennels. They even claim to be “quite possibly the world’s strongest dog crates. It’s easy to see how this crate got to be #2 on the list! The reinforced steel is even rust resistant. Like the others, this crate also has a removable grate and tray for easy mess clean ups, as well as four wheels that can be locked, although these wheels can be fully removed!
Out of just over 500 reviews at this time, a full 92% of those reviews are four and five stars! 82% of them are 5 star while another 10% are 4 star review ratings. One thing this crate does not have that the last three on our list have had is a top door. This crate only has the single door in the side of the crate. This crate, after being assembled, does not collapse for easy transportation. While the item claims to be collapsible in the section that compares similar crates side by side, it was discovered while reading through the comments that this was in fact not true. Once you put this crate together, it’s a done deal. So if you’re looking for an amazing 4.7 star rated crate that is nearly indestructible, and you’re willing to pay the price, ProSelect has the perfect crate for you!
#1: Collapsible, Durable Aluminum Dog Crate from Grain Valley 4.9/5 Stars
Coming in as our number one, holding the top spot, is this durable and versatile crate by Grain Valley. A quick look will tell you that this crate is very different from its lesser contenders. It comes in three sizes – medium, large, and x-large, and comes in only one color, a desert tan with black. This crate is truly collapsible, able to collapse down in just a few minutes to just about 8 inches thick. It’s even rust resistant with crush proof corners! This is yet another crate that is virtually indestructible, with military grade stainless steel latches and welded with cross bars.
An amazing feature of this crate is it’s airline features. These include airline rail storage slots, spring loaded handles, and it’s even IATA compliant (Air Transport compliant.) The medium size is meant only for dogs up to 50 pounds while the large is meant only for dogs weighing up to 70 and the x-large for dogs up to 100 pounds. Please keep these weight suggestions in mind. It’s truly heavy duty while still managing to be lightweight and fully collapsible, which is exactly why it takes our #1 spot! Even though it only has 15 reviews at this time, it still amazingly holds a 4.9/5 stars – nearly a “perfect score!” It’s quite the investment at its high price, but well worth the indulgence.
There you have it, the top five heavy duty dog crates of Amazon, picked apart and rated. While even the bottom of our list is still an amazing product, it’s truly up to you to take a serious look at which mixture of these features, colors, and prices fits best in your home, for your family, and most importantly for your dog. Please crate responsibly.