MidWest Dog Crate Reviews: iCrate, Life Stages, Ovation & Ultima Pro

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In these MidWest Dog Crate Reviews, we compare the iCrate, Life Stages, Ovation and Ultima Pro dog crates.

These seem to be the most popular regular metal wire dog crates in MidWest’s range, so it’s worth checking the pros and cons of each.

You should get a clear idea of which crate may or may not be suitable for you and your dog.

Let’s take a closer look at them!

 

(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)

 

MidWest Dog Crate Reviews: iCrate, Life Stages, Ovation & Ultima Pro

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MidWest Dog Crates: Reviews

MidWest Life Stages Dog Crate Review

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Dog Crate Features

Great value for money

Slightly stronger metal/wire than the iCrate

Comes in 6 sizes from 22 inches all the way up to 48 inches

The 48 inch crate measures 48L x 30W x 33H inches

Comes in both single door and double door options

Comes with two slide-bolt latches to lock the crate

The crate is great to transport or store away as it folds down and up as you need to

Comes with a free divider panel, leak-proof plastic pan, carrying handle, rubber feet to protect floor

The plastic pan is removable and easy to clean

Has rounded corners on the crate to prevent harm to you or your dog

 

What’s Not So Good About It?

Has regular wire metal crate wire – not weak, but not the strongest crate metal

 

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MidWest iCrate Dog Crate Review

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Dog Crate Features

Great value for money

Comes in 9 sizes from 18 inch up to 48 inches

48 inch model measures 48L x 30W x 33H inches

Comes in single door and double door options

Comes in cool blue and pink options too – both with single doors

Comes with free divider panel, leak-proof plastic pan, a strong carrying handle, rubber “roller” feet

Locking is two heavy duty slide-bolt latches (per door)

Crate folds down and up without tools – great crate to store away or travel with

Comes with rounded corners

 

What’s Not So Good About It?

Slighter weaker metal than the Life Stages crate

Not the strongest crate metal on the market, but not weak either

 

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MidWest Ultima Pro Dog Crate Review

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Dog Crate Features

Ultima Pro is the strongest, thickest wire gauge & most durable metal dog crate of all the MidWest crates

It is designed for strong dogs, show dogs & pet parents who travel a lot w/ their dog & use their dog crate often

Comes in 6 sizes up to a 48 inch crate

Comes in double door models only

The 48 inch crate is 56.9 lbs in weight and the dimensions are 49L x 29.75W x 34.75H inches

Comes with free divider panel, leak-proof plastic pan, a strong carrying handle, rubber feet to protect floors

Has two slide bolt latches per door

 

What’s Not So Good About It?

The corners could be more rounded and less sharp

The metal could be more stronger 

The doors don’t seem to line up quite right with the slide bolts sometimes

 

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MidWest Ovation Dog Crate Review

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Dog Crate Features

Comes in 5 different sizes from 24 inches to 48 inches

48 inch crate measures 49.5L x 29.75W x 32H inches as the outside dimensions

Comes in both single door and double door options

Has an ‘up and down’ garage style door

Comes with free divider panel, leak-proof plastic pan, a strong carrying handle, rubber feet to protect floors

Has a strong metal steel channel track on front of dog crate secures door in place when lowered. To open, simply lift the handle & lay door on top of dog crate & out of the way

Very easy to store and transport this crate – folds flat like the other MidWest crates

 

What’s Not So Good About It?

The guillotine style door is not for everyone

The door has a safety latch that allows you to stop the door while in it’s up position, but it doesn’t fold completely down flat on top of the crate

 

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MidWest Dog Crates: Buyer’s Guide

Which MidWest Dog Crate Is Best For You?

The iCrate or the Life Stages are most popular.

We wrote a comparison guide of the MidWest iCrate vs the Life Stages – and the iCrate came out on top by a very small margin.

The Life Stages though is a little stronger than the iCrate in terms of the strength of the metal, so if that is a preference – go for the Life Stages.

The Ovation is for people that want an up and down garage style door on their dog crate, as opposed to the other crates who’s doors swing in and out.

The Ultima Pro is for people who want the strongest and thickest wire gauge & most durable metal dog crate that MidWest manufactures.

 

What Size Dog Crate To Get?

Look at two main things when picking a dog crate for your dog:

The L x W x H dimensions INSIDE the crate – make sure you measure your dog’s dimensions and make sure they will fit inside the crate

If there is a weight capacity for the crate, make sure your dog fits within that weight capacity

 

Other Dog Crate Options

You can read about the other top rated dog crates on the market at the moment in this guide.

 

 

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