When looking for the best dog door for a Basset Hound, you’ll first want to know what type of dog door you want, and where you want to mount it.
Then you’ll want to consider that Basset Hounds are on average a medium to large breed of dog with shorter legs, so you’ll want a dog door with a medium to large sized opening or flap for them to fit through, and a lower clearance.
What we’ve done to make things easy for you is provided you with reviews of the best models and brands of dog doors that can fit up to medium and large sized dog breeds.
We’ve also provided other helpful information that should clear up queries you have about the points above.
Without further ado, let’s jump into this guide!
(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)
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Best Dog Doors For Basset Hound Dogs & Puppies
Our top picks for the best dog doors for Basset Hounds are:
Regular Pet Doors
For Installation Into Doors
- PetSafe Plastic Pet Door (on Amazon)
- Ideal Pet Products Designer Series Original Plastic Pet Door (on Chewy)
- Ideal Pet Products Original Plastic Pet Door (on Amazon) – for pets up to around 120lbs, and has a flap size of up to 15 inches wide x 20 Inches high for the biggest model
- BarksBar Plastic Dog Door (on Chewy)
- BarksBar Original Plastic Dog Door (on Amazon) – for pets up to 100lbs, and has a flap size opening of 10.5 inches wide x 15 inches high
- PetSafe Freedom Aluminum Pet Door (on Chewy)
- PetSafe Freedom Aluminium Pet Door (on Amazon) – pet door for door mounting. Biggest size has a 13 3/4″ W x 23 3/4″ H flap opening, for pets up to 220lbs
For Installation Into Walls
- PetSafe Wall Entry Aluminum Pet Door (on Chewy)
- PetSafe Wall Entry Aluminium Pet Door (on Amazon) – pet door for walls. Biggest flap opening size is 10 x 15 inches, for pets up to around 100lbs
- PetSafe Wall Entry PVC Frame (on Amazon)
Read more about dog doors specifically for wall installation in this guide
Other Dog Door Types
If you want to see more dog door options in terms of other dog door types, and dog doors for mounting on different locations, you can read this guide about the best dog doors on the market.
We outline plastic and aluminum dog doors, electronic and automatic dog doors, heavy duty dog doors, secure and lockable dog doors, insulated, weatherproof and energy efficient dog doors for different climates, dog doors for small and extra large dogs, and more.
We also outline dog doors for regular doors, walls, sliding doors, screen doors, window sashes, and more.
Best Dog Door For A Basset Hound: Reviews
You can also find individual reviews for each brand and model of dog door listed above here:
Ideal Pet Products Original Plastic Pet Door – Reviews Guide
BarksBar Original Plastic Dog Door – Reviews Guide
PetSafe Freedom Aluminum Pet Door – Reviews Guide
PetSafe Wall Entry Aluminum Pet Door – Review Guide
Read more dog door reviews in this guide.
Best Dog Door For A Basset Hound: Buyer’s Guide
What To Consider When Getting A Dog Door For A Basset Hound?
There’s probably three main things you want to consider…
Basset Hounds are a short but heavier breed of dog, so you’ll want a dog door with a medium to large sized flap opening with a low clearance for them to get through
You’ll want to know the type of dog door you want e.g. a weatherproof dog door, a heavy duty dog door, an electronic dog door etc.
You’ll want to know where you want to install the dog door e.g. on a regular door, a wall, a sliding door etc.
What Size Dog Door To Get For A Basset Hound Dog Or Puppy?
For any puppy, it’s probably worth waiting until you have an idea of how big they are going to be (at around 12 to 18 months you may be able to get a good idea) before you look at getting a dog door.
Otherwise you’ll buy a dog door smaller than the adult full grown size of your dog.
A full grown Basset Hound is usually, on average, a medium to large breed up to about 65lbs in weight, and stands about 13-15 inches at the shoulders/withers in height.
So, you’ll want to be looking at medium to large size models of dog doors for Basset Hounds with a short bottom frame/lip that take this into account.
When considering the size of dog door, you’ll need to measure your dog/s specifically to determine the exact dog door and dog door size you need.
Dog door manufacturers give you sizing instructions and sizing charts in their product description – so make sure you follow this information in picking a dog door size.
How To Measure A Basset Hound For A Dog Door?
The dog door product description provided by the manufacturer should tell you how to measure the dog door for your individual dog/s.
But in general you may measure by:
Measuring the width of the rib cage of your dog (for the width of the dog door opening)
Measuring from the floor to the top of your pet’s shoulders/withers (for the height of the dog door opening)
Compare these measurements to the dimensions of the dog door opening, flaps or interior panels that open to let your dog in and out when picking a dog door.
You may choose to give your dog an inch or two extra room than you think they might need in the size of dog door you pick.
One other small thing to consider is the lip/bottom of the dog door frame and how high it is.
When you mount the dog door, you want to mount it at a height that allows your dog to pass through without tripping over, and so they can lift their legs over the lip. So, you may consider this as well in your pick.
Where To Find Out More About Dog Doors?
We wrote an all in one guide about the best dog doors and pet doors that you can read here.
In this guide you can find helpful information like:
The different locations you might mount a dog door
The different types of dog doors
How you might plan to and actually install a dog door
The best dog doors for specific scenarios
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