Built tough, like a performance cooler!
ToughOne™ One-Piece Roto-Molded ConstructionRuff Land™ kennels feature one-piece roto-molded construction from UV-stabilized polyethylene. This means no assembly and no bolt-through ledge (as on two-piece kennels) which saves up to 3 inches of side space. It also makes for a much stronger kennel. And, because there are no seams, it is also much easier to clean. Finally, a Ruff Land kennel won’t crack even in extreme subzero weather.
StrongerOne-piece design means no assembly, much more strength.
No LedgeNo bolt-through ledge saves up to 3 inches of side space.
Easier to CleanNo seams (and removable doors) for easier cleaning.
Built safe, like a performance race car!
Race Car-Inspired Ruff-Flex™ Energy Dissipation TechnologyIt’s an unfortunate fact that too many dogs are injured or killed every year in vehicle accidents. The truth is, traditional dog kennels are simply not designed to protect their four-legged passengers. Ruff Land kennels feature race car-inspired Ruff-Flex™ Energy Dissipation Technology, a series of design elements that dramatically improve the odds of your dog surviving an accident.
Here’s how it works:Most kennels are simply not strong enough to protect your dog in an impact situation. Ruff Land’s one-piece roto-molded construction is extremely strong. The walls, top and floor on Ruff Land Kennels also have built-in flexibility which absorbs energy that would otherwise be transferred to your dog. This is where the “stiff”, two-walled plastic kennels, which claim to be safer, fail. They may not break, but when your dog hits the side of the kennel, there is no give like there is with a Ruff Land. The raised floor in a Ruff Land also serves to provide both strength and cushion as does the designed-in body crease around the middle of the kennel. Likewise, the composite doors on a Ruff Land kennel are remarkably strong and designed to absorb energy. Plus, they feature six locking lugs where other kennels have no more than four. Then there are the all-important heavy-duty tie-downs which you should always use. If your kennel is connected to your truck it can take advantage of your truck absorbing impact energy. But only if the tie downs are designed properly. Ruff Land tie downs are designed like the driver retention devices on a race car.
There is nothing more important to NASCAR than driver safety. A key attribute to all safety efforts is building flexibility into the race car to absorb and dissipate energy. Ruff Land employs these same proven energy absorbing principles into their kennels, unlike other kennel brands that claim safety. If you want a kennel that is built for safety, buy a Ruff Land.Rick Noble, former NASCAR Safety Official
“On August 14, 2016, while returning home from a dog agility competition, I was involved in a vehicle roll-over accident. My dog, a 43 lb. Australian Shepherd, was in a Ruff Land Intermediate size kennel. The kennel was attached to a plywood frame I had installed in the vehicle, which was anchored to the vehicle body. I had used the Ruff Land tie down kit and bolted the kennel to the plywood. Both the dog and I were helped out of the vehicle with basically no injuries. I took the dog to the vet for a checkup and the only comment the vet had was, ‘He’s a little sore in the lower back’. Obviously, he was tossed around in the kennel during the incident. All the side airbags deployed, but the fact that he could walk away from the accident is testimony to the kennel behaving exactly as advertised. When I retrieved the kennel from the wrecked vehicle the only mark I found was a blood smear from me as I was extracted from the back of the vehicle.
Thanks for developing this product; it undoubtedly saved my dog from serious injury and probably death.”