The Diamond Deluxe Aluminum Single Hole Dog Box comes out as a favorite among folks who need a really tough crate for really powerful dogs. In fact, these doggie crates are so durable that a lot of hunters who take their dogs out on outdoor trips carry one. You can put your dog in it loaded up at the back of your truck (or whatever vehicle you prefer to drive) and off you go.
Why is it that durable, you ask? It features a diamond tread aluminum construction. This material is actually pretty strong and can hold most of strong escape artist-like dogs. Of course, there are pros and cons with this product as well. Know more about it before you buy it in this review.
As stated earlier, you can consider this as a hunting doggie crate. Labradors or any of the medium to large size dogs will fit comfortably in this dog kennel. It also has features for easy transport. Now, you can bring your dog when you go out hunting, fishing, or maybe on a weekend in the outdoors with the entire family.
Here are some of the listed features:
- Dimensions: 24" x 36" x 27" (W x L x H)
- Carrying handle
- Corrugated plastic insulation (replaceable)
- Locking T-handle
- Sturdy door
- Constructed out of welded diamond tread aluminum
Durability and Transport Issues
If your wire mesh kennel can’t handle your beagle or some other mischievous outgoing canine, then the Diamond Deluxe Aluminum Single Hole Dog Box may be a good alternative. However, you should note that a metal wire mesh cage is already heavy – well, this one will be a bit heavier, obviously. It weighs a total 25 pounds – so get your lifting muscles ready (or just get someone to help you carry it).
Issues with the Heat
It does come with a carrying handle to make things easier for you. You can fit it inside your truck or ATV with no trouble whatsoever. Some would think that this dog kennel may get too hot – well, it’s made of metal too so that would make it a valid concern.
However, the good news is that this doggie kennel is outfitted with air vents, which provides good air circulation.
Surprisingly, this dog cage is relatively cool but don’t put it out under the sun all day – it can get pretty hot; well, put any dog cage out in the sun and it will get hot (unless you can work some sort of air conditioning in there – which is highly unlikely).
Keeping the Smells and Stains Away
The inside walls of this dog kennel are lined with corrugated plastic insulation. This layer of insulation does not absorb liquids. It is easy to clean and easy to replace. That means the inside of this dog kennel won’t get that smelly.
Well, you know, some dogs just might decide to take a leak without you knowing it while you’re on that long drive to the woods or camping site. It also serves another purpose. This insulation also keeps the heat out during hot days and it keeps your dog warm during colder weather.
Aside from the interior plastic insulation, this dog crate is outfitted with a T-handle. Some dogs are Harry Houdini incarnates. Some of them can even figure out how to open locks and latches on these kennels. It will be highly improbable for a dog inside the crate to reach the t-handle and pry the door open.
Of course, we’ll have to wait and see if there will be a dog owner who will report that his dog has figured a way out of this thing – let’s wait and see to be safe (no 100% judgments passed on this feature just yet). Better to put this caveat on here to be safe.
We have already given you the dimensions of this doggie crate above. Given that we can say that we can fit Labradors, beagles, and other hunting dogs – anything medium to large size will do. However, don’t get this one if you have Great Danes or any XL size dog.
- Strong and durable (diamond tread aluminum material)
- Locking T-handle for added safety
- Fits perfectly at the back of trucks, pickups, SUVs and other vehicles.
- We have to admit that the Diamond Deluxe Aluminum Single Hole Dog Box is a bit pricey – big turn off for guys on a budget.
- If you own a Great Dane or maybe a mastiff then this may not be a good choice for you.
If you’re looking for a tough and durable dog kennel that can take a lot of punishment along with the usual wear and tear, then this might be a good option for you.
However, if you’re looking for a budget crate or a kennel that will fit a bigger dog then you’re better off with something else.