The right crate’s size

How to choose the correct size of travelling Kennel

Please ensure that your pet’s travelling kennel is the right size.

It must be large enough for your pet to stand and sit straight, to comfortably turn around and to lie down in a natural position. The back and sides of the container should have ample air holes for the comfort of your pet. The front of the container should have an appropriate welded wire mesh grille.

Size is essential for safety. It is not just essential but it is International Law that all animals are shipped in an IATA approved flight container that offers them comfort, safety and adequate ventilation during their flight.



For cats and dogs you must ensure that they have enough room to stand up straight, turn around and stretch out inside the container.

  1. The diagram shows the dimensions that you should take into account when selecting a kennel.
  2. Measure the length of your pet while standing: from the base of the tail to the tip of the nose.
  3. Measure the height of your pet when standing: from the floor to the top of the head or ear, whichever is the highest off the ground.


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