You've found it: the world's best dog crate. The GUNNER® G1™ Intermediate dog kennel is the only double-wall rotomolded dog box on the market, offering 2x the impact protection of a single-wall. It is the original 5 Star Crash Test Rated crate from the Center For Pet Safety.
Engineered for your dog, the G1™ kennel is designed for travel and built for your peace of mind. Its list of patented features set a new industry standard for safety, that are exclusive to Man's Best Kennel®.
The GUNNER® Intermediate kennel is tested and proven to save real dogs in real accidents. Overbuilt in the USA™.
INTERIOR: 30" (L - Floor) x 18" (W - Floor) x 25" (H) / 19" (W) at kennel's widest interior point
EXTERIOR: 34" (L) x 23" (W) x 28.5" (H) / 30" (H) with carry handles
EMPTY WEIGHT: 48 lb.
SIZING: Sizing is dependent on the crate’s intended use, as well as you and your dog’s preferences. View a complete guide to our sizing recommendations here.
"I was sitting there when WHAM! This truck came out of nowhere, completely destroying my back end. I couldn’t open the trunk it was so smashed in. When I opened the door he came out of the crate with his tail wagging. If he had been sitting in the car he would’ve gone through the windshield. There was glass everywhere in the trunk, but no glass in Clyde."
– Scott D.
"GUNNER® saved his life that night. Grizz walked away from the situation without any injuries, and he was riding right where the blow happened. You never expect something like that to happen to you. You can’t tell me your dog’s life isn’t worth a kennel."
– Peyton B.
SOLVED ALL OF MY PROBLEMS!
"My dog had severe separation anxiety and turned into Houdini. This crate has not only prevented him from escaping, it has actually calmed his anxiety and acted more like the den he is comfortable in. Well worth every cent!"
- Andrew W.
BUILT LIKE A TANK
"What a great product built like a tank and quality throughout! Assembled easily, fit and finish is perfect, can tell a lot of pride goes into their product. Spend the money its worth it!"
- Michael P.
"I'm tough on my dog and expect a lot of him, the same goes for the equipment. GUNNER® has more than exceeded my needs."
- Cody G.
WORTH EVERY PENNY!
"Purchased the G1 ™ to see about replacing my aluminum dog box. Drove 1300 miles to and from Arkansas with my dog in the back, threw the kennel in the Polaris to and from the blind, and then inside the house for my dog to sleep in. Couldn’t be happier. Will be purchasing another ASAP."
- Caleb P.
GUNNER® kennels are engineered for your dog, designed for travel and built for peace of mind. The innovation of the G1™ has set the bar for safe dog crates. Here's why.
The market's only double-wall rotomolded crate better guards your dog from both human error and outside forces. Tough enough to protect against the unexpected.
The second layer separation reduces the amount of UV light that can reach inside of the kennel. Plus the interior surface stays smooth, without potential protrusions from inserts to potentially harm your dog. Learn more.
Escape-Proof, Reversible Door
Even Houdini couldn't escape this crate. The GUNNER® door system is built specifically to contain a dog before, during and after a wreck. The powerful proprietary nylon of the G1™ door is custom welded, powder coated and reinforced with an aluminum frame. We went back to the drawing board several times to get this just right.
Heavy Duty For Safety
If it takes a little more muscle to move the GUNNER® it's because of its double-walled construction, which offers at least 2x the impact protection than a single-wall. The exterior layer absorbs the majority of an initial impact, with the interior wall adding another layer of protection for your dog. We won't compromise the GUNNER® integrity to shave off 5 pounds of weight. Learn more.
Made in America
Our crates are proudly designed, manufactured and assembled in the United States of America. No bs here.
It takes more than 120 parts to make the GUNNER® kennel, and we work with 20+ small businesses across this country to create our kennels and accessories.
Innovative Drainage System
An oversized, removable drain plug makes for easy cleaning. The recessed floor makes sure your dog isn't sitting in water or mud on the trip home
A wider base better prevents rollover, and any unwanted movement
Built-In Tie-Down Pins
GUNNER®'s integrated stainless-steel pins & tie-down strap combination ensures anchoring to the vehicle. The combination has been tested to not rip from kennel on impact
Non-Slip Elevated Feet
Raises crate off the ground, limiting heat transmission or conduction from surfaces. Stabilizes kennel and reduces any slippage
Custom Door System
Custom welded, powder-coated and reinforced aluminum frame. Addison's door system is the first of its kind. Stainless-steel Piano Hinge and hexagonal door design keeps paws in and teeth off
Superstrong Carry Handles
Kayak-grade handles for an easy front grasp that helps moving the heavy-duty crate
Paddle Latch Lock
Paddle-latch door offers easy opening & closing. Includes a key-in-the-hole lock to protect your pup during bathroom breaks
Stainless Steel Hardware
GUNNER® uses the highest quality materials, 100% of the time. Designed to last a lifetime
Backup & Safety Latches
These top & bottom locks are an added on the door add extra backup, containing even the greatest escape artist
Our vents were engineered to limit penetration of seasonal elements like rain, sleet and snow
Our double-wall rotomolded construction offers an extra layer of material which helps limit UV rays, as well as humidity.
Rubber feet raise the G1™ off the ground, limiting heat transmission from hot surfaces like truck beds & pavement.
Purchasing our pad accessories add an additional layer of protection, helping bring temps down inside the crate.
The G1™ has ample airflow with 10 windows on its sides, a vented door and three rear windows. The G1™ Fan Kit gets even more air circulation through there.
We conducted temperature tests using our kennel & others on the market. There was a nearly 50 degree difference between one popular crate and ours. See results here
The second layer of construction on our G1™ adds extra protection against outside chill and cold winds.
Rubber feet raise the G1™, limiting heat transmission out of kennel & allowing the dog to retain warmth.
In the same way, our pad accessories limits heat conduction from the frozen ground, keeping the dog cozy in there.
Engineers specifically designed the window vents to repel elements like water, sleet & snow. Plus our All-Weather Kit provides additional protection.
GUNNER® tests on cold winter days showed that the G1™ stayed anywhere from 15-45 degrees warmer inside the kennel than exterior temperatures.
We have a cabin in MT that is only accessible via snowmobile in the winter. The G1 is the perfect kennel to strap on the back of a snowmobile and to venture into the wilderness without worrying about my pup's safety! That thing is solid, and the tie down straps work perfectly.
The Gunner G1 is the hands down best non training item related to my dog I have ever bought. All my dogs ride in GK. There isn’t another option.
My wife was really not happy with the price of a Gunner, but my pup is going to be a champion, so I bought him one. He loves it. I love that he's safe. We've actually had several dogs in my area escape from cars during/after accidents. The dogs were traumatized and spent months running wild before they could be trapped and reunited with their people. Anyway, my wife didn't like the Gunner because it blocks the back window of her SUV. I bought her a new car and took over her SUV. Now my dog and I are ready for all kinds of adventures. We'll have to travel to bird hunt so I'm glad to have the Gunner. Everybody is happy!
First off let me say the customer service at Gunner.com was excellent in every way. Phone calls and emails were promptly returned with answers to questions, which was greatly appreciated. We decided to choose a Gunner brand kennel to replace the light-weight plastic carrier, like those found in most pet supply stores, that we had been using for years. We needed a more sturdy rugged kennel as safety for our dog while traveling inside our vehicle, was a concern. When I came across Gunner brand kennels on the internet, and began learning about them, it is safe to say that I doubt very much that there is a better quality kennel manufactured than those available at Gunner.com. Sizing of the kennel to suit our Golden (61 lbs.) was of course a factor in which size kennel to choose. Based on recommendations on the Gunner website and input from the customer service department we chose the G1 Intermediate, and very glad now that we did. At first the intermediate seemed like it would be too cramped for a dog this size, but it isn't. Once we received it and tried it out, we know now that we made the right choice, as we have had it in use for three weeks, including an 1100 mile road trip. The vehicle we use is a 2012 Ford F-150 SuperCrew (4-door). The G1 Intermediate fits behind the driver's seat (rear seats fold up in this vehicle) even with the driver's seat positioned as far back as it can go. To get the kennel in thru the rear door on the driver's side it works easiest if the driver's seat is moved forward some as the kennel just fits thru the door opening and having the seat moved forward allows some room to maneuver the kennel into position, but it does fit nicely inside. In summary, Gunner kennels do cost more than the other brands, but it is money well spent, and buys a good size peace of mind as well!
Just received an G1 intermediate for my American Labrador. After all the memories and money into my dog, the last place I would want to cheap out on is the safety of travel. Solid, well constructed crate. Additionally I feel the orthopedic pad and the all weather kit will only benefit my dogs Comfort/ safety while riding in the bed of the truck on the long hauls. I recommend a Gunner before owning one and I now I will really recommend it.
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