Closeouts. Easy to assemble and great for travel and crate training, AKC's Extra-Large kennel accommodates dogs up to 50 lb. (Make sure the measurements allow your pet to stand up, turn around and lay down without crowding.)
Reviewed by Dogmama07 from Minne-snowta on Saturday, March 01, 2014
Very disappointed as I purchased several of these for traveling with 35# dogs. I ordered them with high hopes as the measurements made them ideal for fitting in a small SUV. Having crate trained many puppies and dogs over the years, my experience with various types of crates and kennels is extensive. Unfortunately, this kennel, though attractive, is made of very soft plastic that "gives" at the points where the vertical bars engage. Also, the vertical rods are about 1/2" too short to be truly functional, so the door is difficult to latch and only about 1/4' of the rod engages in the lock postion. In our trial run of this kennel, a kennel trained dog less than 20 pounds escaped within the first 5 minutes simply by leaning on the front plastic "lip" near the kennel door! The door not only popped open, it fell OFF! After re-assembly and adding the bolts provided for additional security, we gave it another try. Same thing happened and pup was loose within minutes. We also found that even when we opened the door ourselves there was a 50/50 chance said door would come off I our hands!! I certainly would not trust this for auto, or airline travel!! Also, though they make assembly of the kennel easier,the "Clamps" on the side and back mimic a more expensive crate design, but the hinges are just small strips of plastic rather than metal rods. I do wonder why AKC is proudly emblazoned on the side of these kennels as I would never consider them suitable to house even a well trained dog safely at an AKC Obedience, Hunt Trial or Agility event.
Reviewed by disappointed from Missouri on Thursday, February 13, 2014
Easy to put together. Kennel is tall and narrow so dog has a lot of head room, but not as much room to lay down. Floor of the kennel has four bumps that stick up and look like they would be uncomfortable for dog if it was toward the larger size of the kennel limit. I bought for a growing puppy, so it works fine now. If she gets to the 45 pound range, I'll probably buy another kennel with a flat floor.