Dhaughs
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Truck Dog Box Height

Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:43 pm

Not sure where to put this, but I have a question. I'm looking at truck boxes and I've settled on a local manufacture, but I'm curious about interior height. It seems like about 18" inside is pretty common for upland dogs. I have the option of about 17.5" or 21.5", price difference as well. I plan to measure my dogs tonight. Not worried how high it sticks up in the bed of the truck, that's what side mirrors and backup cameras are for.

I am sure this is a personal preference issue, but how high do you usually go? I'd think you'd want it high enough for the dog to be able to stand up and turn around in but not much higher, they don't need to stand while driving. Thoughts?

I am sure I am overthinking this.

Neil
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Breed(s) of dog(s): Brittanies, Boykins, and one lone golden.
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If you hunt, what game?: ...upland
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Location: Central Arkansas

Re: Truck Dog Box Height

Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:00 pm

What size dogs? You are right, they need to be able to just turn around.

Dhaughs
Rank: Just A Pup
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Do you hunt?: Yes
If you hunt, what game?: Upland, duck
Do you compete with your dog?: No
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Re: Truck Dog Box Height

Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:15 pm

Neil wrote:What size dogs? You are right, they need to be able to just turn around.


22-23 inches standing measured at their backs. That answers my question :) guess i was overthinking it and should have just waited till I got home and measured :D

Soignie
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Re: Truck Dog Box Height

Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:42 pm

How far/long are your travels with dogs in the boxes? 18" is a low height unless you have a smaller breed like brittany, you are better off going with the taller box (better a little large than a little small).

Dhaughs
Rank: Just A Pup
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:22 pm
Number of dogs you own:: 2
Breed(s) of dog(s): GSP, GSP/Lab mix
Do you hunt?: Yes
If you hunt, what game?: Upland, duck
Do you compete with your dog?: No
REQUIRED: Why do you want to join Gun Dog Forum?: training and general handling information

Re: Truck Dog Box Height

Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:25 pm

I ended up ordering a custom height. Most truck rides aren't far, but some will be. Wanted to make sure there was room for other dogs that might come along too. Can always put a false ceiling in there, hard to make it taller :).

It helped just posting this up to make me think.

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