which gunner kennel size do i need?
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Here is the quickest way to choose the best GUNNER Kennel size for your K9.
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The Quickest Way To Choose The Best Crate Size For Your Dog

We developed our own custom Fit Finder apps that take into consideration your dog’s details, your vehicle setup and your intended use. We use your answers to recommend the ideal GUNNER size for you and your dog. Click here to find the best dog crate for your K9.

When you take this quiz, you can be confident in the returned results, as it’s based on past customer purchase data and our own research, as well as our safety recommendations.

How We Determine The Best Fit For Safe Travel

Addison created the GUNNER kennel specifically for transportation, and that factors into our own fit recommendations. If primarily used for travel, we always recommend a snug fit when using a GUNNER. This protects the dog in the case of an accident. Think about it like this: if you’re hitting the brakes too hard – or God forbid, get into a wreck – you’d rather that your dog have less room to move around inside the kennel. In this way, the less wasted interior space, the better. Aren’t sure if you believe us on that? Go here to let Seth Bynum, a Veterinarian, break it down for you.

What Do We Mean By Snug Fit?

  • Dog is curled
  • Paws are tucked in
  • Rump/tail are resting against the back of the kennel

Check out this below visual for you to consider when determining if you have the proper fit for safe travel specifically. You can see that, when the door is closed:

Best Gunner Kennel size for your dog

GUNNER Sizing: Intermediate Versus Large Kennel [VIDEO]

If you are in between the Intermediate and Large kennel sizes, the video below might help. Addison shows you how Gunner – a chocolate British lab – fits in both an Intermediate and Large, and talks about why we recommend the tighter fit for travel.

We’re Here To Help

We believe dogs are den animals and most are comforted in a nest-like area – but choosing your kennel size hinges on the crate’s intended use, what the pet is used to, and what you (the owner) are comfortable with. If you’re still hung up on sizing, our Customer Experience team is around Monday through Friday to help. They’re pretty dedicated, so don’t be surprised if you hear from them on a weekend too.

“Wanted to show what Ruger looks like in his GUNNER not posed for a photo, but when out running errands and how he lays in his kennel naturally.⁠ In my truck he rides in an Intermediate. Ruger is 55-60lbs and roughly 25inches at the shoulders. Here are two ways I caught him laying in his kennel. Many will think a kennel is too small for their dogs. For your vehicle you want your dog to be snug in the kennel so that if you were in an accident your dog isn’t being thrashed around inside but more secured and snug. Kind of how our seat belts hold you snug in place. ⁠ Now in my house my dogs are in larger kennels where they can stretch and it be much more spacious. For our vehicles we don’t want that.”
– @west_coast_heeler_pack⁠

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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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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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