The LCS Break Down Dog Crates are a very durable and high-quality alternative to the higher-priced, airline-approved transport crates which I have encountered in the past.
True, they are billed as “break-down” crates, but that does not mean that assembly / disassembly can be accomplished in a flash. I have worked with these crates long enough that I can tell you proper assembly takes some time and effort—the same with disassembly. The 4 “snap-clips” on each side take some effort to snap into place. Once assembled, the crate is very strong and will take a real beating in everyday use. When you need to travel or just store the crate for a period of time, this design makes a real space-saver for you. I use them for these situations. They definitely beat the old two-piece kennels which, even when taken apart, you still have 2 large pieces to store.
I don’t recommend this crate for repeated, daily take-down / set-up use. Assemble it, leave it assembled and enjoy it.
If you need instant set-up and take-down capability on a frequent basis, I highly recommend our LCS Folding Metal Crates.
-by Jack Sankey, LCS Staff Member