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I'm really liking the look of a 2017/18 A5 (actually S5) 5 door sportback, but I have a medium sized dog (a Chocolate Labrador). I currently transport her in the boot of my S4 Avant.

I do not want her on the back seats, so does anyone have experience of having a dog in the boot area of their Sportback? I can find scant information on whether an A5 is suitable.

Thanks for any opinions!
 

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Haha I think that you need to ask some other dogs mate......
 

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Let me know how you get on .. I’ve been a bit silly and sold my S4 avant and got new S5 sportback, and am about to get a dog ! Though I don’t intend to put the dog in the boot area, will get seat cover and harness in to the back seat .. though appreciate that doesn’t work for everyone ..

having Said that , I think you would be ok with medium size dog. The parcel shelves come out , so there is a small peep area that the dog could sit up view and it won’t be dark ..
 

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The parcel shelves come out , so there is a small peep area that the dog could sit up view and it won’t be dark ..
That's my thought too. I think there's also a removable blind attached to the rear glass that could be removed.
 

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Wait guys we need to hear what the poor dogs think.......
 

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I've looked at this from another angle and that's safe containment of said pooch.
Travall are specialist designers and manufacturers of aftermarket dog guards to contain the dog within the luggage space. They don't do a guard for the s5 hatch but they do one for the rs7.
So win-win
Go rs7 hunting, fit the dog guard and get fit lifting pooch over the higher lip.

I've posted on this before, the floor area is pretty large, and the height is more than adequate behind the seats. The hatch window obviously slopes more than an estate btbf the rear window on an a4 slopes quite a bit anyway.
If you remove the parcel cover and fit an adjustable dog guardhttps://www.halfords.com/motoring/travel-accessories/pet-travel/halfords-mesh-headrest-dog-guard-336630.html?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Motoring>Travel+Accessories>Pet+Travel--Motoring>Travel+Accessories>Pet+Travel--336630&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istFeedId=62b447cf-331e-4fec-a47a-9985ff72d404&istItemId=ilaliaitx&istBid=t&_$ja=tsid:94971|cid:8979078218|agid:94446544687|tid:aud-518244443164:pla-330460524205|crid:412800844718|nw:g|rnd:11509899290199302648|dvc:t|adp:|mt:|loc:1006886&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs-uskvv37QIVC57tCh17fQW_EAQYASABEgLMa_D_BwE there are only 2 remaining issues.
Getting the dog over the higher lip. A bumper guard might be a good idea.
Boot liner. I've had the same one for 8 years and it is still in good nick.
Here's a link
Audi - Boot Area Liner
The optional bumper guard doesn't work as well as you would think....because it moves dogs with any common sense won't stand on it.
I have overlaid the liner with carpet and then with towels for mopping up the water and mud.
Not stylish but v practical.

Let us know how you get on...
 
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Go rs7 hunting
I like your logic!

Boot liner. I've had the same one for 8 years and it is still in good nick.
I have similar in my S4 and it would be my first purchase.

dogs with any common sense won't stand on it.
My dogs a choc lab, so no issues there!

Let us know how you get on...
Could be a while now. Cheers Boris :-(

Thanks for the tips.
 
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