The Smonter cage is weak, the latch mechanism is very poor. Also, the top was bent when the cage arrived and I had to repair it; many people wouldn't be able to fix this. Bought it because it was available and less expensive. Wish we hadn't bought it. We've bought Parpet and Pro Select Empire brand cages before, and they are very strong and have a good latch slider design.
my dog has separation anxiety and breaks out of any kennel, besides this one. He’s chewed on the bars and they barley dented, very sturdy.
The best cage have gotten for escape Orange of a dog
Crate is nice and sturdy. Would have given it a 5 star but their shipping stinks! Said it would be here by Wednesday 18th but didn’t arrive til Friday 20th. It was ordered on the 11th.