Top 10 – Best outdoor dog kennels

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An outdoor kennel can accommodate one or more dogs as a temporary house and help you in case you don’t have a fenced garden. If you are looking for a kennel, our lift of the most popular models in the market will help you with your research, so let’s have a look at the alternatives:

Bestseller No. 1
AmazonBasics Double-Door Folding Metal Dog Crate - 36 Inches
  • Dog crate with double-door design for convenient front and side entry
  • Two slide-bolt latches on each door for increased safety and security
  • Sturdy metal construction; folds flat for easy storage/portability
  • Optional divider panel and removable composite plastic pan included
  • Measures approximately 36x23x25 inches (LxWxH)
Bestseller No. 2
MidWest iCrate 42" Double Door Folding Metal Dog Crate w/ Divider Panel, Floor Protecting "Roller" Feet & Leak-Proof Plastic Tray; 42L x 28W x 30H Inches, Large Dog Breed
  • Double door folding metal dog crate, iCrate measures 42L x 28W x 30H inches & is suitable for large dog breeds
  • Versatile 2-door dog crate includes free divider panel, leak-proof plastic pan, a strong carrying handle, rubber "roller" feet to protect your floors & a 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Two heavy duty slide-bolt latches (per door) securely lock dog crate door in place keeping your dog safely inside their pet home
  • Folding metal dog crate assembles easily w/out tools & folds flat for convenient storage, travel & portability inside & outside your home
  • Durable metal dog crate design creates a safe place for your pet while you're away & provides for your dog's instinctual "den" instincts. Patented rounded corner clips greatly reduce possible sharp-points on the wire dog crate for a safer experience for you & your dog
Bestseller No. 3
New World 42" Folding Metal Dog Crate, Includes Leak-Proof Plastic Tray; Dog Crate Measures 42L x 30W x 28H Inches, Fits Large Dog Breeds
  • Single door folding metal dog crate, New World dog crate measures 42L x 30W x 28H inches & is suitable for large dog breeds between 71 - 90 pounds
  • Folding metal dog crate includes a leak-proof plastic pan & a 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Two heavy duty slide-bolt latches (per door) securely lock dog crate door in place keeping your dog safely inside their pet home
  • Folding metal dog crate assembles easily w/out tools & folds flat for convenient storage, travel & portability inside & outside your home
  • Durable metal dog crate design creates a safe place for your pet while you're away & provides for your dog's instinctual "den" instincts
Bestseller No. 4
Lucky Dog Heavy Duty Dog Cage Outdoor Pet Playpen – This Pet Cage is Perfect For Containing Small Dogs and Animals. Included is a Roof and Water-Resistant Cover (4’W x 8’L x 6’H)
  • ASSEMBLED DIMENSIONS - 6' H x 8'L x 4'W with cover installed (5' H without cover installed)
  • HEAVY DUTY WELDED STEEL KENNEL - The Lucky Dog complete box kennel is perfect for residential or professional use. Steel bars and wire mesh are welded before coating to prevent sharp edges that may harm your pet and offers greater rust and corrosion protection.
  • WATERPROOF COVER INCLUDED - The heavy duty waterproof cover and steel roof frame fit the outdoor cage perfectly and the enclosed ends provide your pet with full protection from sun, rain, snow and debris. Added UV protection prevents ripping, cracking, fading or peeling giving you years of worry-free use. Sturdy elastic cords won't break or stretch and hold the cover securely for a snug fit. The roof pitch allows for water, debris and light snow to run off instead of accumulating on the roof.
  • EASY TO CLEAN - 1.5" raised legs make the enclosure easy to sweep or hose out to prevent the buildup of dirt and bacteria, keeping your pet healthy and happy.
  • SIMPLE SETUP - This outdoor dog pen has pre-assembled modular panels that connect quickly and easily using hand tightening clamps, NO TOOLS REQUIRED! Ground anchoring is recommended.
Bestseller No. 5
MidWest Life Stages Folding Metal Dog Crate
  • Single door metal dog crate, 24L x 18W x 21H inches
  • Includes free divider panel, leak-proof plastic pan, carrying handle, rubber feet to protect floors and a 1 year Manufacturer's Warrranty. We manufacture the iCrate and the Life Stages Dog Crate. The main difference is the Life Stages is made of heavier gauge steel and has a tighter wire mesh making it stronger than iCrate.
  • Slide-bolt latch securely locks door in place
  • Dog crate folds flat for convenient storage, travel and portability
  • Strong and sturdy structual metal crate design creates a safe place for your pet while you're away
Bestseller No. 6
MidWest Foldable Metal Exercise Pen / Pet Playpen. Black w/ door, 24"W x 30"H
  • Secure double latch step-through door access, Exercise Pen / Pet Playpen folds flat for convenient storage
  • Each panel measures 24"W x 30"H, Exercise Pen / Pet Playpen provides 16 square feet of enclosed area (1.5 meters)
  • Includes 8 ground anchors for outdoor use, 8 corner stabilizers and 4 thumb-snaps for easy assembly
  • Durable black e-coat finish on the Exercise Pen / Pet Playpen provides long lasting protection against rust and outdoor elements
  • Easy set-up, no tools required, For Dogs: 26 - 40 lbs
Bestseller No. 7
Carlson Pet Products SECURE AND FOLDABLE Single Door Metal Dog Crate, Medium
  • DIMENSIONS: 30-inches long by 19-inches wide by 21-inches tall
  • SECURE ALL STEEL: Single door design with secure locking system for your pet's safety
  • REMOVABLE AND WASHABLE: Includes a black removable and washable pan
  • FOLDABLE AND TRAVEL: Foldable system for portability, storage and car travel
  • BREEDS: For medium sized breeds and puppies, up to 45 pounds
Bestseller No. 8
Aspen Pet, Pet Porter Kennel
  • The durable plastic shell comes with heavy-duty, easy to assemble hardware
  • Easy-open squeeze latch door
  • Top and bottom hulls are securely fastened together by metal nuts and bolts
  • Side vents promote healthy air flow
  • Recommended for pets up to 7 inches tall and 15 inches in length
  • Lightweight pet kennel made with heavy-duty plastic
  • Easy-to-assemble with no-rust plastic wing-nuts; side air vents
  • Interior perimeter moat; wire door secures shut with chrome squeeze door latch
  • Meets airline requirements; tie-down holes on all 4 corners; made in the USA
  • Measures 36 by 25 by 27 inches; 1-year limited warranty
Bestseller No. 9
ecoFlex Pet Crate/End Table
  • Made Of Environment Flex, A Non-Toxic Recycled Plastic-Wood Polymer Composite Material That Won'T Warp, Crack Or Split
  • Spindles Made Of Stainless Steel Tubing And A Stainless Steel Latch; Double Latches On Large And X-Large Crates
  • Easy, No-Tools Assembly.
  • For Dogs Up To 20Lbs
  • Inspiring Your Pet Style
Bestseller No. 10
Paws & Pals 42" XXL Dog Crate, Double-Doors Folding Metal w/ Divider & Tray 42" x 27" x 30" 2016 Newly Designed Model
  • Simple to Install - Versatile Design allows for extremely easy set up and take down to fold and store it away - No tools required
  • Convenient space saving design means it can be stored practically anywhere when not in use
  • Materials are Made from Heavy Duty Solid Metal "Steel" - Maximum Security Refuge Safe - Easy to Clean 100% Washable
  • Dimensions: 42" (Length) x 27" (Width) x 30" (Height) + Split Divider + Multiple Doors + Versatile Carry Handle
  • Made by Paws & Pals, an OxGord brand

What to consider when buying a dog kennel?

Look for kennels that are easy to assemble and preferably require no tools for the assembly. It is vital to pick a kennel made of high-quality materials that can withstand the test of time. They are mostly manufactured from steel wire or chain links, which apart from the different level of durability they also determine the look of the kennel. Most kennels will have a lockable latch to prevent your dog running out in the wild.

A well-built kennel will last for many years to come. They are usually powder coated to prevent run and with the use of a waterproof cover, you can use the kennel outdoors during winter too. A tarp-style cover will protect your dog from elements like snow, rain, and sun. Make sure you check the size of the kennel before purchase, as they are not one size fits all. A large dog needs a large kennel in order to feel comfortable and stay inside for long periods of time.

A smaller sized kennel can also be used indoors if needed. They are generally lightweight and can be easily transported to another location at will. A kennel can come in handy especially if you don’t have a fenced yard as they can provide plenty of room for dogs and some can even accommodate more than one. Some models even come with preattached bowls for food or water, but if you pick a kennel which doesn’t feature them, you can easily add them afterward.

Some kennels feature a portable design so as to temporary setup in your backward when needed. Such a portable model will come in handy if you want to transport the kennel to another location frequently, or if you travel a lot with your dog. Keep in mind that portable kennels are mostly smaller in size yet they can accommodate large dogs if needed. On the other hand, a permanent kennel is ideal if you need an actual construction to your backyards that can be attached to poles you can stick into the ground. Keep in mind that it is wise to raise the flooring a few inches from the ground. If you would like to know more about protecting your dog in cold weather you can read a few safety tips on the .

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