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So I'm trying to get ready for Party Pete and I'm looking at things like crates, collar, harnesses (walking/ car) and they depend on the size of the dog. For crates, I think I'm going with 42", but for the things he has to wear exact measurements are more important. My question was, when will he be fully grown? Right now he is 6 months and when we get him he will be 8 months. The other part of my question is, obviously I'm not going to just never walk him until he is 1- 2 years old (or however long it takes to get full size), so can I use how big he is now (and parents' size) combined with general basset hound size and estimate what size of, say, harness he would need? Would the adjustable straps be able to accomodate him while he is still "puppy" size? Unfortunately Petsmart does not have the things I am looking for so having him try them on isn't an option
 

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1. i do not recommend a traditional harness for walk in encourages pulling on lead. Either a Slip collar or lead (ie choke collar or limited slip martingale) Sporn halter or similar device would be my recommendation an all those are easily adjustable



2"so can I use how big he is now (and parents' size) combined with general basset hound size and estimate what size of, say, harness he would need? " correct
 

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With device such as harnesses over adjustability often makes thing worse. There are some devices you should you just have to bite the bullet and get it properly sized for the puppy and replace when they out grow it.
 

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to weigh in on the issue of a crate....... We have always gone for an oversized crate with a lot of room to stretch out and move around.

Also, in the beginning, if there is an accident, there is enough room that the dear thing doesn't have to lay in it until someone returns.
 

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to weigh in on the issue of a crate....... We have always gone for an oversized crate with a lot of room to stretch out and move around.

Also, in the beginning, if there is an accident, there is enough room that the dear thing doesn't have to lay in it until someone returns.
Totally agree - bearing in mind the length of a Basset lying stretched out. When we bought our lot back to the UK, we had custom made wooden boxes made which had more length than height which is relevant for the breed!! :D

If you buy as big as you can accommodate whilst still a puppy, you won't have to buy again as they grow!
 

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I personally think they get big very fast. I would get the larger crate. I don't think you will regret it one bit.
 
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