Ruff Tough Kennels are affordable travel dog kennels. Carry your dog in these strong, sturdy one-piece roto-molded dog transport kennels from Ruff Tough Kennels. They offer rugged, long-lasting performance around the house, in the field, and in your vehicle. Some kennel models are available with an extra door on the ends or the side for easy access and airflow. This is one of the most famous lines of dog transport kennels on the market today.
IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION: Ruff Tough Kennels is officially re-branding themselves, their products, and their name. Effective November 1, 2018, Ruff Tough Kennels will be renamed to Ruff Land™ Performance Kennels. The newly named Ruff Land™ Performance Kennels boast features like ToughOne™ One-Piece Roto-Molded Construction and Ruff-Flex™ Energy Dissipation Technology and the same quality and craftsmanship that made Ruff Tough so highly coveted among dog owners.
You’ve heard of the “better mousetrap” scenario. Here is another success story: dog kennels from Ruff Land Kennels. Please remember to check the long list of accessories for your new Ruff Tough Kennels at the bottom of this page.
Back Seat Location
Backseat Rider is a bit shorter than the regular intermediate kennel.
Backseat Rider kennel is designed to fit behind the front seat in your standard size truck.
Very Important: two kennels can fit end-to-end in the back seat of most standard size trucks. Always measure before you buy.
On the Floor
Backseat Rider kennel is designed to fit in the floor of most trucks behind the front seat. That means your dog is warm in winter and cool in summer during the trips you take together.
Gone is the dust, the mud, dirt, and rain coming in when your dog was riding in the back of the truck.
DSSI: Dog | Safe | Secure | Inside
Length: 26"-Width: 17" at narrowest point - 19 3/4" at widest point-Height: 22"
Length: 28"-Width: 17 1/2" at narrowest point - 20 1/2" at widest point-Height: 23 3/8"
Now you can safely get your dog out of that dreaded "crumple zone!"
Ruff Land doesn't mention this but perhaps, just maybe there's a special place in your SUV for this new custom-sized kennel.
Check out these exceptional kennel mats for your new or your old Ruff Land Dog Kennel.
The weakest point on any plastic kennel is the door. Ruff Land Performance Kennels has a couple of ways to strengthen the door area. The Side Latch Door Kit serves as a backup safety device. It provides a spot for a padlock in the center of the door. NOTE: The Side Latch Rod Kit for Ruff Land Performance Kennels fits composite doors only. Not available with the Small kennel.
To order or to see how the Side Latch Rod Kit works, check out this short video.
Super-strong dig proof crate pads for your Ruff Tough Kennels are now available. Here’s just a few of the features & benefits of putting one of these dig-proof pads in your dogs’ kennel.
STANDARD CRATE PAD
The toughest crate pad available. Guaranteed waterproof, dig proof, and comfortable.
Check out our “Happiness Guarantee.” Made in the USA.
When would the Ruff Tough Kennels Intermediate Double Door Left Side & Right side entry be relevant? This photo says it all. Both Intermediates, 1 Left Side Entry, and 1 Right Side Entry with coupler kit. Although the image shows the kennels in the back of a truck, they will fit the same way in your SUV. For larger vehicles, these beautiful kennels stack nicely.
Since a picture is worth a thousand words, let’s take a closer look at these fabulous kennels. You will understand what we mean when we use words like strong, rugged, sturdy, durable, and high performance in a plastic roto-molded dog kennel.
The Ruff Land Performance Kennels are proven to be the best choice for the money when hunting, K9 transport, or just lounging at home. They deliver strength and durability unmatched by other plastic dog kennels.
(All weights and sizes are approximate)
INTERIOR: Length: 26" Width: 17" at narrowest point - 19 3/4" at widest point Height: 22"
WEIGHT: Approximately 17 lbs.
Please note: Weights are approximate. The Large and X-Large kennels incur additional shipping cost due to size. While freight charges are not entirely free on the Large and X-Large kennels, CarryMyDog.com contributes approximately half the actual freight cost. The Small, Mid-Size, Medium, and Intermediate kennels ship free.
This video will assist you in choosing the correct kennel for your dog. In addition, please do use the “nose to base of tail plus inches for comfort” to confirm the proper size
NOTE: This video describes size selection when the kennel is primarily used for transport. If you intend to use the kennel at home, we recommend you get a larger kennel for the benefit and comfort of your dog since your dog will probably be spending more time in the kennel while at home. Our suggestion for proper sizing is to measure from your dog’s nose to base of the tail then add inches for comfort. Select your size from the drop-down menu. Sizing is so important for your dog’s comfort and because returns for exchange can be expensive.
This short video will show the kennel floor feature. I like to call it the “high and dry” floor design.
........Thank you so much for your kind words. It was certainly my pleasure serving you, and thanks for the great conversation as well.
Thank you, Bill, for the amazing service provided when I ordered my 2 small RTK crates! Thank you for also keeping me up to date on the status on my crates, I have really enjoyed my experience with CarryMyDog.com and I recommend you to everyone! They are perfect in my TJ Jeep Wrangler, strapped down on my handmade locking box for dog shoes!:)
....Elizabeth from Indiana
We didn’t get a note from this customer but, we did get a great photo of her installation on top of her specially made shelf. Thank you for the great photo.
Jekyll and I are loving the Ruff Tough Kennel. It’s good looking as we fly down the road. It’s cozy but not too tight for my Jekyll. The tie-downs on each corner worked out fine.
Jekyll is a blue-eyed five-year-old miniature Australian Shepherd. He is laying on a gel-cooled mat, and with the additional holes along the bottom of the carrier, he should not be too uncomfortable on his travels.
On longer road trips the carrier may need to be secured with straps around the middle and Jekyll will be wearing his safety harness which will be secured through one of the holes in the upper side of the carrier.
After the D-rings were installed I ran a pair of cam buckles through the passenger handholds. There is another set of cam buckles that run from the back of the carrier, around the passenger foot pegs with the excess tied off on the rack on the trunk of the bike.
Thank you Carry My Dog for the great customer service too.
....Veda & jekyll from Florida
This Aussie is ready to ride in his Ruff Tough Kennel on such a beauty of a bike. Happy times my friends.
....Bill . .... .CarryMyDog.com
My working Border Collies Abe and Gin love their Ruff Tuff Kennels! I’ve got four of them in my Honda Pilot and my dogs are all secure and safe as we travel around the US competing in sheepdog trials. I’ve been very pleased with the customer service I’ve received from Carry My Dog and several friends have bought their crates there based on my recommendation. I have compared prices on other websites but Carry My Dog always has the best prices on both the crates and shipping. Happy customer and happy dogs!
....Carolyn, Abe & Gin from PA
I thought I would pass on some photos of our German Shorthaired Pointer, Levi. The first picture is the day it was delivered and once opened, he happily investigated the new addition.
The second picture is of Levi once he learned he could use the kennel to look out the window.
The last picture is of Levi fully enjoying the comfort of the Intermediate Ruff Tough.
We liked the product so much, we bought a second Ruff Tough kennel for my truck.
Levi is completely at “home” while inside and goes there regularly when it is his nap time, and also bedtime at night. Do Thank you for providing a wonderful product at an affordable price.
....Mike & Levi from Michigan
Portable Dog Water Dish: The water dish is made from the same sturdy material as the Ruff Tough Kennels. This water dish holds up to 1 gallon of water. It has a hose connection built-in for easy cleaning.
Handy Top Tray: Fits snugly on the top of each kennel. It functions as temporary storage of all the miscellaneous items you may need depending on the nature of your outing.
Coupler Kits: These great coupler kits connect these great kennels side by side at home, in the truck, or anywhere coupling works best for your use.
Tie Down Kits: As the name indicates, use these kits to secure your kennels in your vehicle. This is the most crucial item utilized for the safety of your best friends when traveling in their kennels.
Kennel Handle Kit: Contains handles as an option on Intermediate and larger size kennels.
Door Covers: Help keep heat inside the kennel. It also helps protect your dog from flying debris during travel. It can sometimes be a solution to dogs with anxiety issues.
Metal Door Liner: Perfect addition to our composite door for escape artists. The door liner attaches to the inside of the kennel door, providing added protection against pushing and chewing.
Replacement Doors: Isn’t it great to know that should your kennel door get damaged for whatever reason you can quickly obtain a replacement? We think so.
Side Latch Rods: Add another level of security to your door and your kennel by using these two horizontal latch rods.
Kennel Fan: Maximum cooling is achieved using our 2-speed kennel fan. The fan attaches to your 12V cigarette lighter plug or your trailer hitch power connector.
Easy Squeeze: Clips for the wire doors on Ruff Tough Kennels for a more natural opening.
All these kennel accessories are discussed in more detail with photos and some videos in our accessories category. Some of these accessories can be extremely helpful for the daily use of your new Ruff Tough Dog Kennel.
Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us! You may return any unsatisfactory item, in new condition, within 30 days of the delivery date for credit to your account/credit card, exchange, or adjustment minus shipping costs. After this date, the manufacturers’ warranty applies. Regular shipping charges apply on all returns and exchanges. Please see the instructions for returning the merchandise listed below.
If you purchased from one of our authorized dealers and it is an issue other than the manufacturer’s warranty, please contact them directly to discuss the return or exchange.
Please note that we do not permit the return of the following products:
You may want to purchase insurance on all returned goods for the full retail price. We cannot be responsible for items that are damaged or lost in shipment when being returned. Returns should be shipped via UPS/FedEx or insured Parcel Post to 46982 Mindy St, Tea, SD 57064. The Post Office lacks accurate tracking and delivery confirmation. If you ship via the Post Office, we suggest delivery confirmation with a signature required.
Kindly fill out the form below and mail with your return (for all orders placed directly with us or for warranty issues). As mentioned above, if purchased through an authorized RTK dealer, please contact them for the return/exchange.
No shipments to Canada. We will ship to a border town if you can pick it up there and take it back over the border. BUT, we definitely do ship to ALASKA. The shipping is extremely reasonable too. Ask us for a quote!