how a gk dog crate survived a steel bumper crash
11-12-161 min read
From the beginning, we set out with one mission in mind: to protect as many pets as possible by building the toughest, safest travel crate on the market. Some of our customers have had to put our kennels to the test – and discovered that Gunner Kennels G1™ crash-tested crate is everything we promise it to be. Here's one story.
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A Jeep on 40″ tires with a steel bumper rear-ended me doing about 35-40 mph, when I was at a dead stop. Your kennel took the full force of my tailgate, and most likely prevented it from breaking out my back window.

You cannot even tell where it hit the kennel (see photos below) – just about everything else in the back of my truck was broken or damaged in some way. I can say without a doubt that a standard travel kennel would have shattered. Before owning your kennel I used a standard metal dog box at the end of my bed, that would have been completely gone.

Will recommend Gunner Kennels for life.”

– Carter Coleman, G1™ customer

When our G1™ Intermediate was awarded the Top Performer in the Center For Pet Safety‘s 2015 Crash Study, we were thrilled but not surprised: we engineered this crate specifically for your dog’s wellbeing and designed it for your peace of mind. This is just one of many stories we’ve heard – see below for proof of how Gunner Kennels impacted this outcome.

We’re happy to let you know that Carter’s dog was not involved in the accident. To watch Gunner Kennels undergo various crash tests – including those from the CPS study – click here.

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G1™ KENNEL
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5 Star Crash Tested. The original.
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TIE-DOWN STRAP KIT
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GUNNER strap sets are the only ones that we recommend, and have met each of the brand’s crash test standards. They are the straps that the Center For Pet Safety recommends using when anchoring your crate to your vehicle for 5 Star Crash Test certified safety.

Our new & improved tie-downs are made with an extra-thick custom cam buckle for additional break strength and a synthetic material that ensures you can leave these out 24/7: better guarding against fading and stretching, and perfect for high abrasion environments.

Read why it's important to use GUNNER straps for safe travel.

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This GUNNER tough-skin insert provides a 3/4” pad of cushion for the crate, as well as waterproof comfort for the sporting dog’s tired joints on the ride home.

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GUNNER FAN KIT
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Your dog works hard for you – this fan works hard for your dog. The GUNNER Fan Kit is a high-powered device designed to mount easily to the crate, with a stainless steel mounting rod and custom tensions bolts. Built to provide significant ventilation, especially while kennel is stationary. A durable structure, just like our customers are accustomed to.

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11/26/2021
Timothy L.
United States United States
  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
  • How would you describe your dog? Family or Companion DogAdventure or Trail Dog

Gunner Turned it Around

I had initially posted a 1-star review due to the inability to get into contact with the returns department via their email. Once Gunner realized I fell threw the cracks and into their spam mail I got a nice phone call, email, and text message to remedy my situation. They were VERY expedient in the return process and I received the new kennels very quickly as well (I needed larger ones to fit my larger dogs, totally my fault for ordering the wrong ones). In short, my fault for ordering kennels that are too small, email filter kept me from returning, Gunner stepped up quickly once they realized what happened. Would I buy from Gunner again? Absolutely, the quality, fit/finish, and their product overall is top notch.

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07/05/2021
Brandon M.
United States United States
  • How would you describe your dog? Gun or Bird Dog
  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel

It’s like an insurance plan….

This is by far the best kennel made. I use mine daily and they take lots of abuse. They never even seem to wear at all. Hose them off with soap and water and they look brand new. I encourage all of my puppy buyers to get them as well. It’s like an insurance plan for your best friend!

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06/14/2021
Kris T.
United States United States
  • What's your primary use of the product? TravelHomeHome & Travel Equally
  • How would you describe your dog? Family or Companion Dog

Wow, Just Wow

Wow, this kennel is the Yeti of dog kennels! everything about this kennel is first rate. Yes, there are cheaper, but none can compare to a Gunner kennel.

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05/31/2021
Alec L.
United States United States
  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
  • How would you describe your dog? Family or Companion Dog

Amazing travel kennel

This thing is built like a tank. I have no doubt this will protect our little guy if we are ever involved in an accident. We recently completed an 800 mile road trip with him in the crate. It was well worth the money. This was the first time he was calm in the car and not whining. He slept easily during the drive. We felt calm know he was secure and comfortable. Cannot recommend this crate enough!!

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05/08/2021
Angus O.
United States United States
  • How would you describe your dog? Family or Companion Dog
  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel

Unlike any other crate I have seen

I purchased two Gunner kennels, a medium and a small, for my pups. Immediately, you understand this is a different level of product compared to what you’ve used before. The construction is fantastic and legitimately heavy duty. I feel so much better knowing I’ve done everything I can to keep my dogs safe in case of a worst case scenario.

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