Chain-link fencing is the most common type of fence for dogs. It is durable, long-lasting and chew-resistant. It is a great choice for large dogs and can secure some of the largest dog breeds in yards including St. Bernard, Mastiff, Doberman Pinscher, and Weimaraner.
With that being said, chain-link fence may be overkill for small dogs with calm tempers. Dogs such as cocker spaniels,pugs, shih tzu, chihuahuas, and dachshunds will not need such as heavy duty dog fence. Instead, these smaller dog breeds can be surrounded by a plastic dog fence or a metal dog fence made from PVC-coated chicken wire or welded wire.
Chain-link fence is not the most beautiful type of yard fence, nor is it as easy to install by oneself, however it is effective for securing large dogs during outside playtime.