Review of Ellie Bo Sloping Dog Crate for Car Boot
This is a review of the Ellie Bo Deluxe sloping dog crate which fits car boots and can also be used on the back seat and in your home.
This is a rather interesting sloping dog crate by Ellie Bo, it's the deluxe version and is the 30" size crate. This crate is slanted on one side which is perfect for your boot, the measurements are 76 x 54 x 54 cm so double check the size of your boot to make sure this will fit and that when your boot is closed, it doesn't hit the dog crate.
What is so great about this crate then? Well, it folds up which is awesome, without this feature it would be hard to move it from car to car or from car to home or packing it away when not using it. You'd really struggle to get something like this in and out of your house and in to your cars boot because of its large size.
It has 4mm thick non-chew bars, so no matter what breed or size of dog, it won't be able to get out of the cage, unlike a fabric crate. What dogs will fit in to this size sloping dog cage then?
Dog Breeds That Will Fit In This Sloping Crate
Basset Hound, Beagle, Border Collie, Miniature Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Dachshund, English Springer Spaniel, Field Spaniel, Finnish Lapphund, Finnish Spitz, Giant German Spitz, Hungarian Puli, Irish Terrier, Pinscher, Shar Pei, Sky Terrier, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Standard Schnauzer, Welsh Springer Spaniel and Whippet.
We have a cocker spaniel cross with a lab/pointer, so he is slightly larger than a cocker spaniel and he fits in with plenty of space spare, you should be fine with anything up to a border collie which is a medium sized dog or fit in two smaller dogs like a terrier or dacshund.
Above you can see that both sides of the crate are sloping, which is perfect as when we slid it in to the back of our car, our rear seats are sloped back, which we didn't realise before we bought this, so we can push the back of the crate in line with the cars rear seats.
Another thing to check is that the door opening will open and not hit the bottom of your car boots door seal. We have read some reviews before reviewing ourselve's and a few cars had this problem, we were ok with our Fiat Panda.
This sloping cage is easy to assemble, it will come folded up, just pull the front and back up and the rest will follow. You then have to clip itself in on two sides to secure it in place, once done it will be a solid crate for your cars boot.
It comes with a thin dog bed, which our dog soon cheweed to bits as he loves really fluffy things, we added two flat pillows for longer journeys and he is more than happy in it and can turn around, sit up and lie down in comfort. A larger dog like a collie may struggle to turn around and wont be able to stand up but its still a viable crate for this dog on smaller journeys.
- Folding and sloping car boot dog crate, great shape for boots and folds away when not in use
- Great price
- Can be used in your boot and home
- Really strong, will keep any dog secure with its 4mm thick non chew bars
- Easy to use
- The bottom tray, which is a separate thing, does move around on bumpy roads if your dog isn't heavy
- Has bigger holes in the corners so puppies may be able to get their head out
A very versatile sloping dog crate which should be perfect for your cars boot and keeping your dog secure, just check measurements carefully by checking the depth of your car. Making sure it has at least 54cm deep, we reckon 60cm would be better. You need a height of 54cm, we recommend 60cm again for height and that you have at least 30cm at the top of your boot so the top of the crate fits in.