Step 1 - Measure your dog's length, in inches, not counting its tail.Enter that number here:
inches.Then click Compute | |

Step 2 - Add 6 inches to your dog's length. You get
inches.Note: This added 6 inches is the same, whether you are measuring a Chihuahua or a Bull Mastiff. | |

Step 3 - Square that number (multiply it by itself) to get
square inches of floor space.The basic formula for computing square inches of cage space require by the USDA for a dog is: (dogs length in inches+6) ^{2}=square inches of requires cage space. | |

Final Result - Divide the result from Step 2 by 12 to convert to feet. Divide the result from Step 3 by 144 to get square feet and you get the following results:According to USDA regulations, your dog could live in a cage measuring
feet by
Account for the fact that most dogs have tails, and the average dog will not be able to stand straight in its cage, without touching 2 opposing sides of the cage at the same time. |