I love this forum and love that we are all crazy about poodles. We are getting our new standard poodle in 3 weeks (it will be 8.5 weeks old) and got a 42 inch adult sized crate that and will be placed in our kitchen/family area where all the center of the action is (the crate is adjustable so we can start it smaller). Our bedroom however is very small and we will need a smaller crate. We are assuming our poodle will need to sleep in the upstairs crate until 5-6 months but maybe less?? Is it okay to go with a smaller crate for sleeping? Our philosophy is to keep the doors open so it is something our dog can "come home to" but we recognize that it may be a good idea to keep the door closed for the first 2-3 weeks. Also, would love a light crate that we can pick up and move around. The 42 inch is heavy and will stay in the main family room/kitchen area. Thank you for any advise for our new spoo.