We use the 1 quart ones I bought for doing rinsing and stuff in our Maple syrup operation...we also have horses, which is what I bought them for originally...but my husband "borrowed" them and never gave them back!!! They are very sturdy and now I am buying more and hiding them from him!
Great producat by many means and quality is outstanding. However, the hooks do not fit on every cage (the hooks are not spaced properly to fit between the wires), so I had to purchase a double-sided clip to hang it by. I would recommend this for barns, etc. but I would recommend the pail without hooks for kennels and just purchase a double sided clip to hang it by for $1.