Here is a link to my Picassa album with some PnP missions we've done. https://picasaweb.google.com/1113921297 ... directlink
The first 2 pictures are our golden Myles, who weighs 65#. The setter in the pics weighed 83# and fit in the crate, just barely. You can see how the crate fits behind the rear seats. With some dogs we open the top during flight, but close it for takeoff and landing. We've never had to sedate a dog... usually they are very quiet. I think the noise / vibration / altitude and the confined den of the crate make them sleepy. I don't think we'll have a problem with Boone.