Gunner G1 Kennel Review & Buyer’s Guide


If you have been looking at plastic dog crates and kennels, but you want a heavy duty option, you’ll find this Gunner G1 Kennel Review and Buyer’s Guide useful.

Along with the Rough Tough Kennel, the Gunner G1 Kennel is one of a few extremely strong and durable heavy duty molded plastic dog kennels available on the market.

Unlike the standard two piece hardened plastic crates and carriers that get weaker as they get bigger in size, these kennels maintain their strength with a molded design and construction.

They are perfect for outdoors, destructive dogs and rough and tumble activities.

Let’s check out the Gunner G1!


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Gunner G1 Kennel Review & Buyer’s Guide

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Gunner G1 Kennel: Review

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The Gunner G1 is a double wall roto molded dog crate

It has a double wall of rotational molded material throughout the kennel – the only one on the market

The extra layer of molding protects against UV rays, humidity, and outside chill

It was designed primarily for travel, and the outdoors

It has tie down pins for tying the crate down to truck or vehicle tie down points

It has been tested to withstand 4,000 lb. of force, a 12-gauge shotgun at 7 steps, a 200­+ foot cliff drop, and 630 lb. dropped from 8’4” – it’s extremely heavy duty

Comes in several different sizes

Intermediate is for dogs up to 75 lbs, and Large fits most dogs up to 110lbs

The vents allow air flow, but are designed to limit water infiltrating the crate as well

The feet of the crate raise the crate off the ground to limit heat and cold transmission into the kennel

The door is designed to be escape proof – welded, powder coated and reinforced with an aluminum frame. It also has a Stainless-steel Piano Hinge and hexagonal door design 

The lock is a Paddle-latch that includes a key-in-the-hole lock

Drainage and plug system – recessed floor and oversized drain plug for easy cleaning

Has in line rear wheels for transportation

Has carry handles

Has stainless steel hardware

Made in America

Potentially an airline cargo type crate, but you’d need to check against the requirements of the airline you fly with



View the Intermediate Size Gunner G1 Kennel (on Amazon)

View the Large Size Gunner G1 Kennel (on Amazon)


Gunner G1 Kennel: Buyer’s Guide

Who Might Gunner G1 Kennels Be For?

People who want a heavy duty dog crate that is very strong and durable and can stand up to force and hits

People who have a destructive or heavy chewing dog

People with escape artist type dogs – this crate has some escape artist prevention features

People who want a lighter weight heavy duty dog crate than some other heavy duty crates

People who want a great outdoors dog crate

People who want a potential hunting dog kennel 

People who want a potential dog kennel for trucks and truck beds

People who want a dog kennel with dedicated tie down points

People who want a potential dog kennel for airline flying (subject to the regulations of the airline you fly with – check you are complying before flying)


Who Are Gunner G1 Kennels NOT For?

People who have a dog that will be OK with a regular metal wire, plastic or soft sided dog crate

People who intend on mostly leaving their dog kennel at home where it won’t need to be hard wearing

People who want a cheap dog kennel


What Size Gunner Crate/Kennel Should I Get?

Make sure you find out the internal compartment dimensions of the dog box you want to buy.

Measure your dog from paws to the top of their head, and from the base of their tail to the tip of their nose.

Make sure your dog’s measurements are about 2-4 inches shorter than the compartment so they have enough room to stand, turn around and lay down comfortably.

If you are unsure, ask the manufacturer or seller for their recommendation.

Also, consider if the crate or kennel or dog box has a weight limit/capacity.

The Gunner G1 Kennels have the following dimensions and capacities:


Intermediate Size

Exterior dimensions: 34″(L) x 23″ (W) x 28.5″ (H)* 
*30″ (H) with removable carry handles

Interior dimensions: 30″ (L) at the floor x 18″ (W)* at the floor x 25″ (H)
*19″ (W) at kennel’s widest interior point

Fits most dogs up to 75lbs


Large Size

Exterior dimensions: 40.25″(L) x 28″(W) x 33.25″(H)* 
*34.5″ (H) with removable carry handles

Interior dimensions: 33.25″(L)* at the floor x 21″(W)** at the floor x 29″(H)
*36″ (L) at kennel’s longest interior point
**23″ (W) at kennel’s widest interior point

Fits most dogs up to 110lbs


Rough Tough Kennels vs Gunner G1 Kennel Comparison

Check out a Rough Tough Kennels vs Gunner G1 Kennel Comparison guide here.


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