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Ruff Land Kennels Backseat Rider Dog Crate

  • Designed to fit perfectly in the backseat of your pickup
  • Slightly shorter than the best-selling Intermediate Kennel
  • Lets your dog ride inside when it's blazing hot or freezing cold!

  • $196.95

    Code: 8969
    Due to an additional 8-10 week backlog from the factory, we are temporarily suspending new orders on RuffLand Kennels until the backlog is cleared. We appreciate your patience.

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    The Ruff Land Kennels Backseat Rider Dog Crate is designed especially to fit on the floor behind the front seat of your pickup with the backseat folded up, or directly on your backseat.

    It's a little shorter than the best-selling intermediate kennel so it fits better behind your front seat. You can fit two Backseat Rider kennels end-to-end in the back seat of many vehicles.

    The back seat is the perfect place for your dog's kennel:
    • when its cold outside
    • when you dont want your dog subjected to frigid temps and windchills
    • when youre driving on dirt roads
    • when it's raining
    • when it's blazing hot

    Made from high-quality plastic and molded into a single piece for added strength, this kennel will withstand the abuse of trainers, handlers, hunters, and guides.

    Torture Testing: The Ruff Land Kennel was dropped from a height of 12 feet with no noticeable effect. After four drops the kennel showed only scratches and stains from the concrete and grass. No splits or cracks were evident. The Ruff Land Kennel was fired at with a full choke charge of number 6s from about 15 paces, and only a handful of pellets penetrated. The rest were buried in the material, meaning it will protect your dog from stray pellets in the field.


  • Heavy Duty PE Plastic for safety
  • Door opens both directions
  • Metal inserts for attaching multiple kennels together or tying them down
  • Designed by outfitters and dog trainers
  • One Piece -- Easy to clean and durable
  • Stackable -- Ruff Land Kennels nest easily together, and can be bolted together, up, down, and sideways
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty
  • Exterior Dimensions -- 20 1/2" wide (at widest point) x 23 3/8" tall x 28" deep
  • Interior Dimensions -- 19 3/4" wide x 22" tall x 26" deep
  • Floor Dimensions -- 17 1/2" wide x 24 1/2" deep
  • Weight -- 17 lbs.

    Sometimes referred to as Ruff Tough, Ruff Tuff, Rough Tough, Rough Tuff, Ruff-Tough, Ruff-Tuff, Rough-Tough, or Rough-Tuff.

  • Ruff Land Kennel Size Comparison
    Applicable to Single-Door, Double-Door, and SUV Styles
    Width Height Depth
    Small 16" 16" 22 1/4"
    Mid-Size 16 1/2" 18" 24 1/4"
    Medium 18 1/2" 20" 27 1/2"
    Intermediate 20" 22 1/2" 30 1/2"
    Large 22 1/4" 27 1/2" 35 1/2"
    Backseat Rider 20 1/2" 23 3/8" 28"

    Country of Origin: Made in USA.

    Ruff Land Kennels Backseat Rider Dog Crate
    Item # 8969


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    Customer Reviews

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    100% Recommend this product (10 of 10 responses)
    By AJ
    Eastern VA
    travel crate review
    March 30, 2021
    Very nice product, lightweight but sturdy. Makes changing functions/moving from one chore to another quick and easy and very stylish. Relatively well priced especially for the quality.

    Only downside is doesn't drain water collected during/after rain if used outside.
    By Mills
    Charleston, SC
    Fabulous more compact kennel!!
    March 18, 2021
    This is our fourth Ruff Land kennel...and it is by far the best b/c it is a tad shorter than the original, doesn’t stick out as far in our laundry room, and fits nicely in my sequoia when the back seat is down. Josephina AKA Josie loves it!! She goes to her kennel when she wants; this the door is off 24/7 unless we need to latch her in (repairmen, children scared of dogs etc). This is a purchase you will not regret!! I just wish each one came w/ a sweet lab pup!!
    • Great compact size, durable (this is our fourth purchase...only b/c we bought two for our son?s 2 lab pups and moved one to the beach house for Josie), easy to rinse out w/ a hose, easy to vacuum for dog hair and sand, easy to lift, easy to place in car
    • The only con...and it's a very small small small one is that the door has these 2 hooks on the top and 2 on the bottom made of the same had plastic as the rest of the crate door that can snap off easily if you are not paying attention, drop it at a funny angle or put the door on wrong and try to force it. But...the door still works...closes easily and latches...w/out these hook things. And yes, I was the clumsy one that dropped our original first one 12 yrs ago...kennel and door are still going strong!!
    By Randy C.
    RuffLand and Labs
    March 18, 2021
    Purchased two Ruff Land Kennels for the the backseat of my F250. One Intermediate-Backseat Rider and One Intermediate - Regular size. They fit perfectly without rubbing when the vehicle doors close. Two regular intermediates would not have fit.

    The kennels are great. I have two medium height, 65 lb. black labs and they fit will into the intermediate sizes.

    Sturdy, well made, and DO NOT RATTLE!. Made in USA!

    Very happy with my purchases
    • Sturdy, shipped quickly, made in USA, do not rattle when driving.
    • None yet.
    By Katie
    Chatham, VA
    Fits great in truck!
    January 31, 2021
    I ordered this because I got rid of my SUV and am using a crew cab truck as my primary vehicle. The old crate fit, but not very well. This fits perfectly and is easy to get in and out. It also seems very sturdy and well made. My dog is a petite GSP and it is a good size for her. We also used it in our extended cab truck that just has the doors that open back and it fit nicely in there as well.
    • Nicely made and sturdy
    • Fits as advertised
    • Doesn't rattle little a wire crate
    • Ability to fasten into vehicle
    • A little short height wise
    • Not compatible with the storage bin that screws on top
    By Ginny F.
    Edgewater MD
    Crates for pickup trucks
    January 1, 2021
    I had been searching for something like this since I got my second lab! Now I can feel they can both travel safely!😊
    • Love that they are made in the USA, and safety tested
    • My dogs are small labs, 20? at the shoulder. I do wish the crates were a little taller, to give them a little more head room. The crates wouldn?t be comfortable for taller dogs.
    By Jason
    We love it and our dog loves it.
    September 4, 2020
    We wanted a kennel for our pup for nights and traveling in the truck. Fits great in the backseat of the 2020 Ram 4 door, not mega cab. It works so great, I have joked that I could have named her Traveler. I think it is superior to the wire kennels in many ways. Would not hesitate to buy the Ruff Land Back Seat Rider again.
    • Tough and light weight. Fits perfect in the truck back seat. Pup falls asleep quick in it and stays calm.
    • None
    By Charles
    Delavan WI
    Well built
    March 17, 2021
    Product arrived promptly and in excellent condition. The crate is sturdy and I love that the crate door can be opened from both hinges
    • Well built solid maximizes space well
    • None
    By Customer
    Delaware, Ohio
    Two back seat riders fit great in my Ram crew cab!
    December 19, 2020
    As advertised
    • Wish Ruff kennels had more accessories like sturdy mats that you can heat on cold days. Good rabbit type watering system to keep dogs hydrated after long days hunting.
    By Robby
    Backseat kennels
    November 9, 2020
    These kennels fit in the backseat of my Silverado I can put 2 in the backseat so my dogs are never too hot or too cold they’re always comfortable behind us.
    • Fit perfect behind seats
    By KLS
    September 5, 2020
    Very happy with this crate. Solid construction. Expect many years of service. Seamless transaction and Gun Dog Supply had the best shipping deal around. Highly recommend.
    • Inability to break down into top and bottom makes storage and cleaning harder, but rigid, single piece design is essential to increase rigidity and resistance to breaking apart in an accident.

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