Dakota 283 Hero Working Dog Kennel Crate

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Dakota 283's Most Rugged Kennel Crate 

The Hero was constructed with the working dog in mind and crafted alongside former Navy Seal Mike Ritland.

The D283 Hero Kennel is constructed of military grade materials developed and tested in the harshest environments. This kennel is perfect for those that have aggressive dogs or those who are just looking for an additional layer of security. Astounding for military, police, or hunting dogs, the D283 Hero Kennel has triple door locking capability, stainless steel door, and components that provide the ultimate in unparalleled pet performance.


  • Stainless Steel Door that will stand the test of time.
  • Lockable, keyed paddle latch will keep pet safe from theft.
  • Heavy-duty stainless steel piano hinge eliminates droop over time.
  • Great ventilation on the door enabling owner to still see the pet, but small enough that most dogs can not chew on the mesh.
  • Heavy-duty north and south button lock hatch on door enables extra security for aggressive dogs. Fully Stainless steel, able to open/close with one hand.
  • Slammable door with no pin system or two-handed operations. Simply put the dog in the kennel and close the door with one hand.
  • Enough holes for ventilation, but also able to accommodate insulated covers in cold weather environments.
  • Military-grade design and material that’s sturdy and impact resistant. Materials used in the most rugged designs in Military operations.
  • Solid molded-in handles on each side to make it easy to transport and put into vehicles.  Handles are also great tie-down areas through the molded-in handles. Easy to secure in place into any vehicle.
  • Heavy duty but light enough to move easily.
  • Drainage hole for easy cleaning. No scrubbing, simply turn over the empty kennel and hose it out.
  • Molded and assembled in the USA.  Dakota molds the kennels in PA and assembles the kennel right in the factory. 
  • Exterior Dimensions: 40.25L x 26W x 30.1H / Weight 54lbs
  • Interior Dimensions: 35L x 18.5W x 27.75H
  • Door Opening: 13.25W x 21.75H
  • 1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • We can not ship Dakota 283 outside in of the lower 48 United States. No Alaska or Hawaii shipping available. No international shipping available.
  • NOTE: Dakota 283 products ship within 1-5 business days. They ship DIRECTLY from the MANUFACTURER. Items that ship directly from the manufacturer, ship via Standard Ground service only.

If you need more convincing, take a look at what former police K9 handler and current trainer Jeff Schettler thinks: 

“The Dakota 283 Hero Kennel was introduced to me a couple of years ago for the very first time,” he said. “I had used and been a dealer for other kennels, but when I saw the Dakota for the very first time, the quality of the construction, the price point, and the marketing were above par. As a the owner of Georgia K9 National Training center, I need a kennel that is incredibly tough, that can take the abuse — and can be thrown in and out of the truck as you need to. I need a kennel that can have a dog with massive drive getting into it, doing whatever he needs to do inside, and not breaking out of it.  That, honestly, is a big issue with working dogs because they are so high drive that they want to get out there and do something. 

“In my business, we have to have something that is a representation of our company: it has to be incredibly strong and absolutely secure. We found that with the Dakota 283 Hero Kennel.”

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