Just my opinion, only my opinion, noone else's opinion...
If you buy a crate for a two month old puppy, you'll be lucky to get two months use out of it. A Rott will outgrow that crate rapidly. Were it me, I'd get a crate that I can use through maturity and I'd put a partition in it that I could move as pup grows.
Loc: St. Louis, Missouri
I have the same opinion as Duane. Buy a crate sized for the adult dog, and partition it.
And--Just my opinion --forget about any orthopedic bedding in there for at least a couple if years. It will be destroyed and swallowed. The crate is for safety first, not comfort. So don't put anything potentially unsafe in there.
Do you have a secondhand market there like CraigsList? You can often find smaller crates that are being passed on from person to person as their puppy outgrows them. I got a crate that will suit my pup up to about 30 lbs or so for $8 through a large breed dog rescue thrift store. I used an enzymatic cleaner(Natures Miracle) followed by bleach on it to get rid of any old pee smells or anything the last pup had.
Ask if the pup had Parvo at any point. If they did I would pass on the crate. Parvo is just so nasty I wouldn't want to chance it. It's not supposed to be able to survive on exposed surfaces for very long but still.
If you're buying new I would get the full adult size and partition it as others have said. Some crates actually include the divider at no extra cost. Others have one you can buy for fairly cheap.
There are a few wholesale websites that will sell to the general public. It's much cheaper than buying from a pet store. I get stuff for half the cost of Petsmart sometimes.
My pup has shown a liking for trying to tear up bedding so he currently has a bare plastic crate with a few durable rubber toys when I'm gone. I'm trying to source a heavy rubber mat but he doesn't really seem to mind just laying on the plastic. Half the time that he crashes out he's not on any bedding even if he has some in there.
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