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Extra Large Brown Dixie Insulated Kennel Cover by Mud River

"The Mud River Kennel cover is a really well built product." - Steve Snell



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Please measure your kennel carefully before ordering. Select the size that matches your kennel or is slightly larger than your kennel. NOTE: We find that the Large Extended is a better fit on most kennels than the Large.

MEDIUM -- 32"L x 23"W x 25"H -- fits Dakota 283 T1 Low-Profile, Ruff Land Medium (if you cinch up slack), and Ruff Land Intermediate
LARGE -- 36"L x 26"W x 26"H -- fits Dakota 283 G3 Medium, Dakota 283 Original Kennebec, Dakota 283 Kennebec Airline, Ruff Land Large, and Lucky Duck Intermediate
LARGE EXTENDED -- 37"L x 26"W x 28.5"H -- fits Dakota 283 G3 Large and Gunner Kennels G1 Intermediate
EXTRA LARGE -- 40"L x 28.5"W x 30"H -- fits Dakota 283 XL, Dakota 283 Hero, and Lucky Duck Large

The Mud River Dixie Insulated Kennel Cover has many features that will allow your dog protection from the cold and rain making your standard dog crate a warm, dry, and comfortable place for your hunting dog. It will keep the inside of your crate 20-40 degrees warmer than the outside air temperature (depending on size of dog, working or resting dog, windows on or off, door up or down).

Features on the Dixie Dog Crate Cover include MicroLite3 insulation, a 2-ply infused 1200D Poly industrial grade bottom that is built to withstand years of abrasion, water-resistant coating for protection in foul and unpredictable weather, rubber handles on the top making it easy to move and carry, and 4 side D-Rings for securing the kennel in the back of your truck.

Rubber mesh over each window and velcro loops on the front allow you to open up the sides and roll up the front flap for proper airflow when the weather warms up. The Mud River Kennel cover also has multiple side, rear, and top pockets and storage areas that help you keep all your dog training gear safe and secure. Comes with a 1-year manufacturer's warranty.


  • Never close all the kennel cover doors and windows at the same time -- depending on your dog and various external factors, temperatures can increase more quickly than expected.
  • Don't carry more than one dog per kennel.
  • Never leave your dog unattended.
  • Use caution when pulling trailers that may redirect exhaust into the back of your pick up or topper when using a Kennel Cover.
  • Mud River Kennel Covers do not provide adequate protection for your canine in the event of an accident.

    Cleaning Instructions:

    Hose off. Spot treat with mild liquid detergent when needed. Line Dry.

    The Dixie Cover is NOT waterproof but the material is naturally water-resistant. If the cover were 100% waterproof you would run the risk of suffocating your dog inside the crate.

    About how much warmer will the Dixie cover keep the inside of your crate?

    Typically, the Dixie Cover will keep the inside of your crate anywhere between 25-40 degrees warmer than the outside air temperature, depending on a few factors:

  • Dog size
  • If your dog has been in the field working (the temp inside will be higher than normal)
  • If the windows are attached
  • If the door is rolled up and secured or down

  • From the Manufacturer:
    Innovation and Animal protection is a driving force at Mud River. Our pursuit of superior product performance will only enhance the Human and Animal relationship. Keeping with our quest for your dog's well-being, we have loaded our kennel covers with a wealth of health benefits.

    The chosen material is a 2 ply infused 1200D that has a Water-Resistant coating for protection in foul and unpredictable weather. Worry not -- when the mercury drops the microlite 3 insulation will supply thermal bliss.

    You will also find that we have placed a tough and tumble rubber mesh over each window to ensure air is dispensed properly and to secure fit while running 70. While the need for gear is essential you will find stash pockets in all the right locations. The industrial-grade bottom was not an afterthought, built to withstand years of abrasion.

    XL Brown Insulated Kennel Cover

    For a long time I looked at all of the kennel covers on the market and just didn't see anything that would give my dogs the protection that they need in the winter months.

    The Mud River Kennel cover is a really well built product. It is obvious that these guys are hunting dog owners that care about the safety and well being of their dogs.

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    Customer Reviews

    Review Summary
    98 Reviews
    84% (82)
    13% (13)
    2% (2)
    1% (1)
    0% (0)
    99% Recommend this product (97 of 98 responses)
    By Matt L.
    Cascade, Iowa
    great product
    September 27, 2022
    Bought this for a 14 hour trip to North Dakota, so far on short trips around home is has worked really well. Very little movement or flapping at high speeds on the interstate, easy to put on and open / close. The rings on the top are very handy for tiedown. This cover is on a Ruff Land large kennel and fits perfectly. There are so many pockets and storge compartments I won't use them all! This cover exceeded my expectations.
    • Is heavy material that doesn't flap in the wind.
    • Many pockets / pouches for storages.
    • Tie down rings make securing easy.
    • None.
    By Kyle F.
    Raleigh, NC
    Awesome Quality
    February 4, 2021
    Product is really high quality and kept Fuzzy warm in the back of the truck during a two hour road trip in 20 degree weather.
    By Bob
    Olympia WA
    Perfect fit.
    October 4, 2020
    This is my second Mud River insulated kennel cover. I bought it for a intermediate size Ruffland kennel and the medium size cover is a perfect fit. I have a 58 lb female Drahthaar and this box is roomy enough but not too big. She loves it.
    • Lots of pockets for dummies, leads, etc. Zippers and hooks where you need them, perfect fit for intermediate Ruffland kennel. Plenty warm on cold nights
    • A little difficult to air out if it?s warm. I?d suggest removing cover and using non-insulated version.
    By Mark R.
    Quality Product
    October 24, 2023
    The medium size cover fits my Ruff land crates ( intermediate size) perfectly. Lots of storage pockets. Very well made and worth the price.
    By Jeff
    Kennel Cover
    March 9, 2023
    Cover looks very well made, plenty of pockets and storage. It was exactly what I was looking for with the intermediate Lucky Duck kennel.
    • Material, seams and zippers look to be stout. Lots of storage pockets.
    • None if found so far
    By Jake W.
    Columbus, NE
    Great dog kennel
    January 22, 2023
    I have only had this cover for a few weeks but I have had several over the last 15 years of owning a dog. It is true to the measurements, durable, and appears to hold heat well. The storage on the outside is nice but honestly most of it is unusable for me. To utilize and reach most of it I have to get in the back of the truck. But that’s not a big deal for me because I’m buying it to keep my dog warm and out of the elements during the winter. The storage is just a bonus. This is the only kennel cover I will use and Gun Dog Supply is always great to deal with.
    • Durable, warm, true sizing
    By Geery G.
    Babylon, NY
    Awesome Kennel Cover
    December 22, 2022
    I love this Kennel cover! Very well made, with tons of storage options. Fits my Ruffland Large Kennel. Kept my dog nice and warm on a 4+ hour ride in the back of the truck. Definitely recommend.
    By Steve w.
    As described
    December 20, 2022
    Would recommend this item to anyone
    By Julie
    Luxury Dog House
    August 24, 2022
    It turned my ugly plastic dog house to a mansion. He loves it so much that he like to be in there all the time. It perfectly fit and the design is beautiful. I love everything about it. I almost throw my ugly plastic expensive dog house away until I found this. I'm glad I bought it.
    • Good and useful design
    • Pricey and I thought the material could be tougher for this price.
    By Matt J.
    Argyle, NY
    Excellent Product
    December 23, 2021
    Quality surpassed my expectations!
    By Eric
    Kennel Cover
    December 21, 2021
    Fit my RUFF LAND Intermediate kennel perfectly.
    By Jim
    Dakota 283 Large cover
    December 15, 2021
    Fits my Dakota 283 large perfectly. Well constructed with nice heavy zippers. The bottom of the cover is of a different material and appears very rugged. Only add I would suggest is a way to pass a strap though the cover to take advantage of the molded in handle for tiedown. I'm very pleased.
    • Heavy zippers
    By Josh
    Mud River kennel cover
    November 30, 2021
    Perfect fit for my intermediate ruffland kennel. Pockets are great for all of the dogs collars, food etc. couldn’t be happier
    • Fit, warmth, pockets, well made
    • None
    By Richard
    Fredericksburg, Texas
    Keeps ‘em warm
    November 22, 2021
    Got these for Gunner G1 intermediate for trip to South Dakota in case the weather turned cold. A front blew through on the way up and temps were in the mid 20s and the pups seemed comfortable throughout the trip.
    • Very well built.
    • Adjustable flaps to control ventilation
    • Made in China
    By Customer
    Good product
    July 24, 2021
    Last one lasted about 9 years probably would lasted another year but getting rotten, replaced with same model.
    By Buddy
    Muddy River crate cover
    May 12, 2021
    Ok I got this for my medium dakota 283 crate. They recommended a large which I found to oversize to suit me. So I bought the medium couldn't get the crate in it sent it back then requested it to be returned. Lol.... I decided to cut the bottom out and slide it over the top. Fits great. I'll use a couple Hunter orange straps to secure it. Done deal
    • Well made, great organization
    • None really. Just got it
    By John
    South Carolina
    Worth the price
    January 27, 2021
    Just returned from Oklahoma on a 10 day duck hunting trip and this cover lives up to it’s expectations. Wind, rain, cold weather and it keeps your dog dry and comfortable. Great product worth the money!
    • Easy to install
    • Well made
    • Handles make it easy to move kennel
    • None
    By Pete
    Well built product.
    January 1, 2021
    Spent 3 days pheasant hunting in South Dakota before New Years. Dogs loved it.
    By Nathan
    Boise, Idaho
    Best Kennel Cover
    December 29, 2020
    Well constructed, thoughtful design, rugged. Would highly recommend and buy again.
    • Construction
    • Features
    • Durability
    • Quality
    • None
    By Allison
    Ogallala, NE
    Just what I needed
    December 22, 2020
    This cover works great for our black lab in his Ruff Land Kennel (large). It keeps him nice and toasty in the back of the truck. The handles on the top make it very easy to move between vehicles, and the storage pockets come in really handy. At first, I was worried that it would be a chore to put on the crate, but it slipped over it without any difficulty. I wouldn't change a thing!
    • Perfect Fit
    • Lots of Storage
    • Easy to put on and off
    • Handles are great!
    • None
    By Kyle P.
    Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
    Durable and Practical
    December 21, 2020
    Love this cover because of all the pouches and zipper storage. The insulation is perfect for having the dog ride comfortably in the crate in the bed of my truck in the winter.
    • Insulated, durable, heavy duty zippers, lots of storage.
    By Ed Y.
    Fort Duchesne, Utah
    Mud River Large Brown Dixie Insulated Kennel Cover
    December 20, 2020
    Excellent product fit my dog’s kennel perfectly. Durable construction and well insulated the handles makes it a breeze to move and transfer the kennel as needed.

    Definitely recommend this kennel cover, your dog will appreciate and love you for it.
    • Durable Construction
    • Complete coverage the top, both sides, and the bottom.
    • Plenty of storage pockets.
    • None
    By Brian M.
    Works well
    December 20, 2020
    I use the Mud River kennel cover with my Gunner kennel intermediate size. The side vents fit is a little off but overall fit is fine. Easy to fit the kennels with the covers. Well made. I look forward to many years of use.
    • Well made. Seem to be durable. Pockets for storing of dog supplies.
    • For the intermediate size the side openings are a little off.
    By Wendell G.
    Holt, MO
    Great Cover
    December 19, 2020
    This is my 2nd Mud River cover (2 dogs). It is durable and I love how the ventilation is adjustable. It works great to keep the 2 EB warm and dry and the truck bed clean and dry. Make sure you add a mud river pad to your crate too.
    By Matt
    Excellent Cover
    November 30, 2020
    This cover fit my size large Ruffland kennel. The material is high quality and keeps our dog warm even when it is freezing out side.
    By Steve B.
    Quality 1
    November 10, 2020
    Very well built plenty of storage lots of zippers and tie downs
    By Jeff
    Cashmere, WA
    Why didn't I buy this ages ago?
    November 8, 2020
    This was easy to put on and is definitely an improvement to the blanket I used to put over the kennel. I'm wondering what took me so long to buy one of these.
    • Easy to put on. Measure your kennel!
    • Definitely keeps the kennel warmer and the dog more comfortable.
    • none
    By Customer
    Too Big
    September 16, 2020
    I went for the extended size on this because of the recommendation that it fits most kennels better. It's too big for my kennel.

    The product itself is very high quality. I'm not sure what I'll use all the pockets and compartments for, but it is well built. Just get the right size.
    By Justin
    High Quality Material and Construction
    September 10, 2020
    I am very impressed with the quality of this product. I have installed it on Vari Kennel 300. It is tight going on, but fits very nicely once installed. The only issue I have is that the side vents of the kennel cover don't line up well with the vents in the Vari Kennel. I think in this size crate all of the vents are higher on the crate than they are on the cover. Definitely a step up from the moving blankets I've been using to keep my dogs warm during my late fall hunting trip. We'll see what they think this November in North Dakota.
    • Quality construction & materials.
    • Side vent location too low for my kennel
    By Joel S.
    Review for Large Extended Brown Dixie Insulated Kennel Cover by Mud River
    October 2, 2016
    Perfect fit for my kennel. My dog loves it and it is high quality material. Super fast shipping from Gun Dog Supply and, as usual, they had the cheapest prices of everywhere I checked.
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