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!
Gunner G1 Kennel Review & Buyer’s Guide
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Gunner G1 Kennel: Review
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
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:
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
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
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