Best Dog Carriers to Buy in 2021

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 Mutts & Hounds Dog Carrier Large • 65.00£

Mutts & Hounds Dog Carrier Large

65.00£

View Details FEANDREA Dog Carrier Folding Fabric Pet Carrier Lightweight Pet Cage Dark Blue X • 63.73£

Feandrea Dog Carrier Folding Fabric Pet Carrier Lightweight Pet Cage Dark Blue X

63.73£

View Details Ferplast Atlas Scenic Portable Travel Transport Pet Cat Dog Puppy Carrier Crate • 77.09£

Ferplast Atlas Scenic Portable Travel Transport Pet Cat Dog Puppy Carrier Crate

77.09£

View Details K9 Sport Sack Air Plus 2 Dog Carrier Backpack Bag Black, Mint ! • 100.00£

K9 Sport Sack Air Plus 2 Dog Carrier Backpack Bag Black, Mint !

100.00£

View Details K-9 Dog Carrier/backpack  • 60.00£

K-9 Dog Carrier/backpack 

60.00£

View Details Suzys Cupido Luxury Dog Carrier Pet Handbag Small • 200.00£

Suzys Cupido Luxury Dog Carrier Pet Handbag Small

200.00£

View Details Carrier For HOME, Car, DOG Training Puppy Cage Small Medium XLarge Metal Crates • 69.99£

Carrier For Home, Car, Dog Training Puppy Cage Small Medium Xlarge Metal Crates

69.99£

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View Details Dog Stroller 4 Wheels Foldable Pet Trolley Carrier For Medium Large Dogs • 106.99£

Dog Stroller 4 Wheels Foldable Pet Trolley Carrier For Medium Large Dogs

106.99£ 213.99 €

View Details K9 Sport Sack Air Plus 2 Dog Carrier Backpack Bag Black New • 80.00£

K9 Sport Sack Air Plus 2 Dog Carrier Backpack Bag Black New

80.00£

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 Metal Dog Cage Puppy Training Crate Pet Carrier - Small Medium Large Black Pink • 54.97£

Metal Dog Cage Puppy Training Crate Pet Carrier - Small Medium Large Black Pink

54.97£

View Details Small, Medium, Large Black Metal Dog / Puppy Cage, Carrier, Trainer, Transport  • 138.99£

Small, Medium, Large Black Metal Dog / Puppy Cage, Carrier, Trainer, Transport

138.99£

View Details Large Small Metal Dog Pet Puppy Cage Kennel Fit Car Boot Trapezoid Carrier Box • 90.95£

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

90.95£

View Details New!! Medium Black Metal Dog, Puppy Cage, Bed,  Carrier, Transport, Training • 132.99£

New!! Medium Black Metal Dog, Puppy Cage, Bed, Carrier, Transport, Training

132.99£

View Details Metal Dog Crate Crates 2 Doors With Bedding & Lint Rollers Black Folding CARRIER • 249.99£

Metal Dog Crate Crates 2 Doors With Bedding & Lint Rollers Black Folding Carrier

249.99£

View Details Sturdy Metal Dog Cage Crate Black Pet Carrier Car Truck Animal Transport Box UK • 119.95£

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

119.95£

View Details Metal Dog Cage Transport Pet Puppy House Carrier Crate Kennel Lock Travel Box • 169.60£

Metal Dog Cage Transport Pet Puppy House Carrier Crate Kennel Lock Travel Box

169.60£

View Details New!! Small Black Metal Dog, Puppy Cage, Bed,  Carrier, Transport, Training • 129.99£

New!! Small Black Metal Dog, Puppy Cage, Bed, Carrier, Transport, Training

129.99£

View Details Lockable Metal Dog Kennel Large Small Pet Cage Puppy Cat Travel Crate Carrier UK • 119.95£

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

119.95£

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 Ferplast Atlas Scenic Portable Travel Transport Pet Cat Dog Puppy Carrier Crate • 77.09£

Ferplast Atlas Scenic Portable Travel Transport Pet Cat Dog Puppy Carrier Crate

77.09£

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View Details Petmate Sky Kennel Pet Carrier - 40 Inch • 76.00£

Petmate Sky Kennel Pet Carrier - 40 Inch

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View Details Plastic Dog Carrier Large Airline Approved Pet Portable Crate House Travel Cage • 79.95£

Plastic Dog Carrier Large Airline Approved Pet Portable Crate House Travel Cage

79.95£

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View Details Ferplast Dog Car Carrier Atlas Car 80 Scenic Pet Puppy Travel Transport Box • 124.39£

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

124.39£ 0 bids | 23h

View Details Large Pet Carrier / Crate / Cage For Travelling (XL) • 50.00£

Large Pet Carrier / Crate / Cage For Travelling (xl)

50.00£

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View Details Ferplast Dog Car Carrier Atlas Car 100 Scenic Pet Puppy Travel Transport Box • 170.00£

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

170.00£ 0 bids | 23h

View Details Pet Dog Puppy Car Crate Travel Transport Box Carrier Large Black Boot Cage Pets • 118.75£

Pet Dog Puppy Car Crate Travel Transport Box Carrier Large Black Boot Cage Pets

118.75£

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View Details Marchioro Clipper Idhra6 Brown/Beige Transport Carrier Crate  Dogs Pets COLLECT • 80.00£

Marchioro Clipper Idhra6 Brown/beige Transport Carrier Crate Dogs Pets Collect

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View Details Trixie Gulliver Portable Travel Transport Pet Cat Dog Puppy Carrier Crate Kennel • 56.10£

Trixie Gulliver Portable Travel Transport Pet Cat Dog Puppy Carrier Crate Kennel

56.10£

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 K9 Sport Sack Air Plus 2 Dog Carrier Backpack Bag Black, Mint ! • 100.00£

K9 Sport Sack Air Plus 2 Dog Carrier Backpack Bag Black, Mint !

100.00£

View Details Chameleon Pet Travel Carrier Carry Bag Wheels Cat Dog Backpack Portable Trolley  • 62.65£

Chameleon Pet Travel Carrier Carry Bag Wheels Cat Dog Backpack Portable Trolley

62.65£

View Details Black Pet Carrier Bag Chihuahua Puppy Hand Made In The Uk 🇬🇧 • 95.00£

Black Pet Carrier Bag Chihuahua Puppy Hand Made In The Uk 🇬🇧

95.00£

View Details K9 Sport Sack Air Plus 2 Dog Carrier Backpack Bag Black New • 80.00£

K9 Sport Sack Air Plus 2 Dog Carrier Backpack Bag Black New

80.00£

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View Details Juicy Couture Dog Bag Carrier  • 200.00£

Juicy Couture Dog Bag Carrier

200.00£ 0 bids | 01d

View Details Stylish Luxury Pet Carrier Hand Tote Shoulder Bag Portable Dog Cat Kitten PU • 59.99£

Stylish Luxury Pet Carrier Hand Tote Shoulder Bag Portable Dog Cat Kitten Pu

59.99£

View Details Grey Pet Carrier Bag Chihuahua Puppy Hand Made In The Uk 🇬🇧 • 65.00£

Grey Pet Carrier Bag Chihuahua Puppy Hand Made In The Uk 🇬🇧

65.00£

View Details Pink Pet Carrier Bag Chihuahua Puppy Hand Made In The Uk 🇬🇧 • 65.00£

Pink Pet Carrier Bag Chihuahua Puppy Hand Made In The Uk 🇬🇧

65.00£

View Details Sleepypod Air Jet Black Dog Cat Airline Approved Carrier Travel Bag NEW • 160.00£

Sleepypod Air Jet Black Dog Cat Airline Approved Carrier Travel Bag New

160.00£

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.