Best Dog Carriers to Buy in 2022

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 ✅ Large Pet Carrier Bag AVC Portable Soft Fabric Folding Dog Cat Puppy Travel ✅ • 11.29£

✅ Large Pet Carrier Bag Avc Portable Soft Fabric Folding Dog Cat Puppy Travel ✅

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View Details   Pet Dog Cat Puppy Portable Travel Carry Carrier Tote Cage Bag Crates Kennel UK • 10.99£

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10.99£

View Details HugglePets Fabric Dog Crate Puppy Carrier - Cat Travel Cage Carry Pet Bag 4 Size • 28.95£

Hugglepets Fabric Dog Crate Puppy Carrier - Cat Travel Cage Carry Pet Bag 4 Size

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View Details LARGE Pet Carrier Bag Portable Soft Fabric Folding Dog Cat Travel Bags • 11.49£

Large Pet Carrier Bag Portable Soft Fabric Folding Dog Cat Travel Bags

11.49£

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Pink Portable Pet Carrier Cat Puppy Travel Cage Dog Carry Basket Transporter Box

13.95£

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View Details Fabric Dog Crate Cat Puppy Pet Carrier Travel Portable Kennel Cage House Easipet • 30.99£

Fabric Dog Crate Cat Puppy Pet Carrier Travel Portable Kennel Cage House Easipet

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View Details NEW Pet Carrier Bag Shoulder Travel Dog Cat Puppy Breathable Tote Sling Backpack • 10.95£

New Pet Carrier Bag Shoulder Travel Dog Cat Puppy Breathable Tote Sling Backpack

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View Details Pet Carrier Crate Large Lightweight Fabric For Dogs And Cats, Black, 70 Cm • 37.99£

Pet Carrier Crate Large Lightweight Fabric For Dogs And Cats, Black, 70 Cm

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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 36  Pet Cage Folding Metal Dog Crate Carrier Single Door Removable Tray Next Day • 34.99£

36" Pet Cage Folding Metal Dog Crate Carrier Single Door Removable Tray Next Day

34.99£

View Details 30  Pet Cage Folding Metal Dog Crate Carrier Double Door Removable Tray Next Day • 32.99£

30" Pet Cage Folding Metal Dog Crate Carrier Double Door Removable Tray Next Day

32.99£

View Details 36  Pet Cage Folding Metal Dog Crate Carrier Double Door Removable Tray Next Day • 35.99£

36" Pet Cage Folding Metal Dog Crate Carrier Double Door Removable Tray Next Day

35.99£

View Details 24  Pet Cage Folding Metal Dog Crate Carrier Double Door Removable Tray Next Day • 24.99£

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View Details 42  XL Large Pet Cage Folding Metal Dog Crate Carrier Single Door Remove Tray • 58£

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View Details Folding Metal Dog Animal Cage Puppy Pet Crate Carrier -Small Medium Large XL XXL • 79.99£

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View Details NEW! 36  Folding Metal Dog Cage Puppy Transport Crate Pet Carrier • 49.99£

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View Details NEW! 24  Folding Metal Dog Cage Puppy Transport Crate Pet Carrier • 29.99£

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View Details 2021 Metal Dog Crate Puppy Carrier Portable Cat Travel Cage Carry For Pet 4 Size • 36.62£

2021 Metal Dog Crate Puppy Carrier Portable Cat Travel Cage Carry For Pet 4 Size

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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 Large Pet Travel Carrier Dog Cat Rabbit Basket Plastic Handle Box Crate Cage • 25.99£

Large Pet Travel Carrier Dog Cat Rabbit Basket Plastic Handle Box Crate Cage

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View Details Large Plastic Pet Carrier With Metal Door 55 X 36 X 36cm • 19.99£

Large Plastic Pet Carrier With Metal Door 55 X 36 X 36cm

19.99£

View Details Large Cat Carrier Puppy Portable Pet Transporter Cage Box Vet Safe Travel Crate • 18.60£

Large Cat Carrier Puppy Portable Pet Transporter Cage Box Vet Safe Travel Crate

18.60£

View Details Pink Portable Pet Carrier Cat Puppy Travel Cage Dog Carry Basket Transporter Box • 13.95£

Pink Portable Pet Carrier Cat Puppy Travel Cage Dog Carry Basket Transporter Box

13.95£

View Details Grey Portable Pet Carrier Cat Puppy Travel Cage Dog Carry Basket Transporter Box • 14.95£

Grey Portable Pet Carrier Cat Puppy Travel Cage Dog Carry Basket Transporter Box

14.95£

View Details Portable Pet Carrier For Cats Puppy Travel Cage Dog Carry Basket Transporter Box • 14.50£

Portable Pet Carrier For Cats Puppy Travel Cage Dog Carry Basket Transporter Box

14.50£

View Details Pet Plastic Dog Portable Travel Kennel Vet Carrier Cage Medium Black/Orange • 16.49£

Pet Plastic Dog Portable Travel Kennel Vet Carrier Cage Medium Black/orange

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View Details Heritage Cat Carrier Puppy Dog Pet Safe Travel Carrier Vet Transport Crate Box • 13.95£

Heritage Cat Carrier Puppy Dog Pet Safe Travel Carrier Vet Transport Crate Box

13.95£

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Grey & Purple Cat Carrier Pet Puppy Basket Safe Travel Crate Vet Transport Box

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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 ✅ Large Pet Carrier Bag AVC Portable Soft Fabric Folding Dog Cat Puppy Travel ✅ • 10.69£

✅ Large Pet Carrier Bag Avc Portable Soft Fabric Folding Dog Cat Puppy Travel ✅

10.69£

View Details LARGE Pet Carrier Bag Portable Soft Fabric Folding Dog Cat Travel Bags • 11.49£

Large Pet Carrier Bag Portable Soft Fabric Folding Dog Cat Travel Bags

11.49£

View Details HugglePets Fabric Dog Crate Puppy Carrier - Cat Travel Cage Carry Pet Bag 4 Size • 28.95£

Hugglepets Fabric Dog Crate Puppy Carrier - Cat Travel Cage Carry Pet Bag 4 Size

28.95£

View Details   Pet Dog Cat Puppy Portable Travel Carry Carrier Tote Cage Bag Crates Kennel UK • 10.99£

Pet Dog Cat Puppy Portable Travel Carry Carrier Tote Cage Bag Crates Kennel Uk

10.99£

View Details Pet Puppy Mesh Shoulder Bag Dog Carrier Backpack Cat Chest Bag Travel Outdoor UK • 11.39£

Pet Puppy Mesh Shoulder Bag Dog Carrier Backpack Cat Chest Bag Travel Outdoor Uk

11.39£

View Details Dog Pet Cat Carrier Sling Puppy Tote Shoulder Pouch Bag Hands Carry • 12.59£

Dog Pet Cat Carrier Sling Puppy Tote Shoulder Pouch Bag Hands Carry

12.59£

View Details Pet Dog Carrier Puppy Travel Mesh Backpack Front Travel Portable Shoulder Bag UK • 8.59£

Pet Dog Carrier Puppy Travel Mesh Backpack Front Travel Portable Shoulder Bag Uk

View Details NEW Pet Carrier Bag Shoulder Travel Dog Cat Puppy Breathable Tote Sling Backpack • 10.95£

New Pet Carrier Bag Shoulder Travel Dog Cat Puppy Breathable Tote Sling Backpack

10.95£

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Pet Carrier Shoulder Bag Dog Cat Sling Puppy Tote Pouch Travel Hands Carry Blue

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.