Best Dog Carriers to Buy in 2019

On this occasion we will talk about which is the best dog carrier for transporting them, and which one's adapt to your needs and your pets needs.

If you like traveling with your pet, you will know that an important factor to consider is comfort, for our pet and ourselves. We are going to recommend what to consider when purchasing a dog crate, so that you choose the right one.

This is the definitive guide to buy the best dog carrier. Here we will talk about the advantages, how to choose the right one and where to buy it. We will also give some interesting advice and which dog carriers are certified by the transporting companies.

View Details Petmate Airline Approved Pet Dog Carrier Crate Vari Kennel Ultra Vgc  • 60.00£

Petmate Airline Approved Pet Dog Carrier Crate Vari Kennel Ultra Vgc

60.00£

View Details Dog Puppy Metal Training Cage Crate Black Carrier S M L XL XXL Sizes Easipet • 54.99£

Dog Puppy Metal Training Cage Crate Black Carrier S M L Xl Xxl Sizes Easipet

54.99£

View Details Large Dog Crate Cage Car Transport Single Double Pet Carrier Partition Wall Safe • 73.95£

Large Dog Crate Cage Car Transport Single Double Pet Carrier Partition Wall Safe

73.95£

View Details Aluminium Car Dog Cage Cozy Pet Travel Puppy Crate Pet Carrier Transport ACDC04 • 79.99£

Aluminium Car Dog Cage Cozy Pet Travel Puppy Crate Pet Carrier Transport Acdc04

79.99£

View Details Barkshire Dog Carrier Airline Approved - Grey/White Large • 61.49£

Barkshire Dog Carrier Airline Approved - Grey/white Large

61.49£

View Details Puppy Pet Dog Cages Crate Carrier Aluminum/Board For Car Transport Small / Large • 73.95£

Puppy Pet Dog Cages Crate Carrier Aluminum/board For Car Transport Small / Large

73.95£

View Details Dog Pet Cage Puppy Training Crate Carrier HEAVY DUTY WIRE  | S M L XL XXL  • 51.45£

Dog Pet Cage Puppy Training Crate Carrier Heavy Duty Wire | S M L Xl Xxl

51.45£

View Details  Dog Cage With Bed Training Metal Crate Puppy Pet Cat Carrier XS S M L XL XXL • 54.99£

Dog Cage With Bed Training Metal Crate Puppy Pet Cat Carrier Xs S M L Xl Xxl

54.99£

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View Details Pet Bicycle Trailer Dog Cat Bike Carrier Water Resistant Blue Outdoor • 73.99£

Pet Bicycle Trailer Dog Cat Bike Carrier Water Resistant Blue Outdoor

73.99£ 147.99 €

Types of dog carriers

The dog carriers are essential for those of you who have pets at home and want to take them traveling (short distances or long distances), or taking them somewhere or to the vet, in the cases where you can't take them with a lead.

There are 3 types of dog carriers, depending on the material they are made out of:

Cage type

This allows your dog to have total ventilation. It has an interior tray, that is removable for cleaning purposes, and gives you fill visibility of your dog. They are normally made of metal, this is why they are heavy when transporting and not allowed in airplanes. Some dogs can open these cages and escape, so they are not totally secure.

View Details Sturdy Metal Dog Cage Crate Black Pet Carrier Car Truck Animal Transport Box UK • 85.95£

Sturdy Metal Dog Cage Crate Black Pet Carrier Car Truck Animal Transport Box Uk

85.95£

View Details Lockable Metal Dog Kennel Large Small Pet Cage Puppy Cat Travel Crate Carrier UK • 55.95£

Lockable Metal Dog Kennel Large Small Pet Cage Puppy Cat Travel Crate Carrier Uk

55.95£

View Details Metal Dog Kennel Heavy Aluminum Double Door Pet Cage Run Crate Carrier Travel UK • 55.95£

Metal Dog Kennel Heavy Aluminum Double Door Pet Cage Run Crate Carrier Travel Uk

55.95£

View Details Large Small Metal Dog Pet Puppy Cage Kennel Fit Car Boot Trapezoid Carrier Box • 55.95£

Large Small Metal Dog Pet Puppy Cage Kennel Fit Car Boot Trapezoid Carrier Box

55.95£

View Details Oypla 36' Folding Metal Dog Cage Puppy Transport Crate Pet Carrier • 75.18£

Oypla 36' Folding Metal Dog Cage Puppy Transport Crate Pet Carrier

75.18£

View Details Relaxdays Folding Metal Dog Crate Travel Carrier, Indoors Pet Kennel, Tray, M, B • 64.76£

Relaxdays Folding Metal Dog Crate Travel Carrier, Indoors Pet Kennel, Tray, M, B

64.76£

Rigid plastic

They are lighter in weight and easier to handle. It also offers more comfort to our dog, it has lateral ventilation and also on the roof , it is easy to clean. The disadvantage is that it offers little visibility for your dog, and can give the dog a trapped sensation which could stress him/her out. The certified modles are allowed airplanes.

View Details  Iris Collapsible Black Plastic Pet Carrier (Airline Approved) Secure & Foldable • 59.99£

Iris Collapsible Black Plastic Pet Carrier (airline Approved) Secure & Foldable

59.99£

View Details Barkshire Dog Carrier Airline Approved - Grey/White Large • 61.49£

Barkshire Dog Carrier Airline Approved - Grey/white Large

61.49£

View Details Barkshire Heavy Duty Plastic Dog Carrier Airline Approved - Grey/White XLarge • 89.99£

Barkshire Heavy Duty Plastic Dog Carrier Airline Approved - Grey/white Xlarge

89.99£

View Details Barkshire Portable Travel Dog Carrier Pet Crate (Airline Approved) - Grey White • 99.99£

Barkshire Portable Travel Dog Carrier Pet Crate (airline Approved) - Grey White

99.99£

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View Details Ferplast Dog Car Carrier Atlas Car 80 Scenic Pet Puppy Travel Transport Box • 117.02£

Ferplast Dog Car Carrier Atlas Car 80 Scenic Pet Puppy Travel Transport Box

117.02£ 0 bids | 14h

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View Details Ferplast Dog Car Carrier Atlas Car 100 Scenic Pet Puppy Travel Transport Box • 157.81£

Ferplast Dog Car Carrier Atlas Car 100 Scenic Pet Puppy Travel Transport Box

157.81£ 0 bids | 14h

View Details Petmate Airline Approved Pet Dog Carrier Crate Vari Kennel Ultra Vgc  • 60.00£

Petmate Airline Approved Pet Dog Carrier Crate Vari Kennel Ultra Vgc

60.00£

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View Details Curver Portable Lockable Small Pet Dog Cat Carrier Travel 51x38x33 Cm 715085 • 52.24£

Curver Portable Lockable Small Pet Dog Cat Carrier Travel 51x38x33 Cm 715085

52.24£ 0 bids | 19h

View Details Barkshire Portable Travel Dog Carrier Pet Crate (Airline Approved) - Grey White • 70.00£

Barkshire Portable Travel Dog Carrier Pet Crate (airline Approved) - Grey White

70.00£

Bag type

They are made of very light materials, with cloth and other materials like nylon. You will be able to carry your dog without any problem, the main advantage is exactly this, an easy way to transport you dog, because the bag is lightweight. When they are not in use, they can be dismounted a and stored without ocupiying too much space. Due to their characteristics,  it is very apt for short distances, like in the car or on the street. Although, it is more complicated to clean, and they can be destroyed by the dog, they also last shorter that the plastic or metal models.

View Details Small Carrier Comfort Pet Carry Bag For Dog & Cat <8kg Black 21.5 X 43.5 X 27 Cm • 52.85£

Small Carrier Comfort Pet Carry Bag For Dog & Cat <8kg Black 21.5 X 43.5 X 27 Cm

52.85£

View Details Pet Crate Carrier Box Travel Bag Soft Fabric Collapsable Portable Dog Cat Pet • 50.95£

Pet Crate Carrier Box Travel Bag Soft Fabric Collapsable Portable Dog Cat Pet

50.95£

View Details Puppy Bag Carrier Pet Dog Travel Cat Breathable Portable Cage Kennel Tote House  • 51.83£

Puppy Bag Carrier Pet Dog Travel Cat Breathable Portable Cage Kennel Tote House

51.83£

View Details Sleepypod Dog Carrier Bag Katzentragetasche Haustier Carrier - The Original • 195.51£

Sleepypod Dog Carrier Bag Katzentragetasche Haustier Carrier - The Original

195.51£

View Details DOG CAT PET CARRIER - Safe Travel Bike Bicycle Cycle Basket Bag For Cycling • 52.99£

Dog Cat Pet Carrier - Safe Travel Bike Bicycle Cycle Basket Bag For Cycling

52.99£

View Details Maxmer Pet Carrier Backpack Dog Travel Bag Top Opening Mesh Soft-sided Grey  • 61.07£

Maxmer Pet Carrier Backpack Dog Travel Bag Top Opening Mesh Soft-sided Grey

61.07£

View Details Kurgo Wander Carrier Small Dog Carry Bag • 57.95£

Kurgo Wander Carrier Small Dog Carry Bag

57.95£

View Details Marcie Carrier Dog Bag • 120.00£

Marcie Carrier Dog Bag

120.00£

View Details Large Puppia Red Check Shoulder CrossBody Dog Carrier Bag Sling Backpack • 75.00£

Large Puppia Red Check Shoulder Crossbody Dog Carrier Bag Sling Backpack

75.00£

Characteristics to consider

There are important characteristics to acknowledge when choosing a dog carrier:

Pet comfort

You will need to measure your dog (from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail andfrom the floor to the top of the head for the height) and add an extra 10cm. This allows your dog to turn around whilst being inside, and can lay down if needed. This way the dog will travel comfortably.

Good ventilation

The ventilation is another important element. This will allow of air and help your dog breath freely and keep cool.

Easy to move

The dog carrier you choose should be easy for you to move. This is why you should be careful while choosing. The cages are usually heavy. The plastic modles are a little lighter and the bag type are even lighter. There are some modles that have wheels.

Adaptability to the way of transport

You should pay special attention when choosing a dog carrier and put some thought as to what type of transportation do you use most. Most of the airline companies go by the IATA legislation. Therefore for air transport the dog carriers need to be correctly certified and one needs to make sure the certification is up to date before purchasing.

Likewise, when traveling by train your dogmust go in a dog carrier when the distances are long, but on short distances some companies are more lenient. When traveling by car all that is needed it that the dog carriers is secured in place with the correct fastening.

The pets safety

The safety of your pet is another factor to be well considers before buying a dog carrier, we do not want the dog is hurt or stressed during the travels, therefore you should make sure that there material it is made out of is totally safe offering the best security. The different brand names on the market over founded edges, soft interiors, rigid plastic, amongst other characteristics.

Cleaning

The hygiene of the interior of the dog carrier is a factor to consider. May we remind you that ideally it should be easy to clean, and consider the material of the interior, colours and washablity so you can choose wisely.

Recommended brands

Songmics and Amazon basics offer a grand variety of bags, cages and plastic dog carriers. Outad, Petlife, Genorth, Yatek, BPS, Treat Me Mascotas, Expedition, Pawhut and Guliver are some of the brands available on Amazon and eBay, new or second-hand.

The prices range from £ 8 to £ 180, depending on the brand name, models, materials and if they are new or second-hand. For example, dog carriers with wheels cost over £ 70, and are very comfortable for the owners.

We hope the this guide is useful for you when choosing the correct dog carrier for your dog, so that you and your pet travel happily, comfortable and relaxed.