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Which Fence Is Best For My Dog?

Choosing the right outdoor play enclosure for pets can be overwhelming; but luckily, pet owners have EasyPetFence.com to help eliminate the confusion. We want to make your DIY project as simple as possible, which is why we have provided pet owners with a chart to help them plan to buy pet fencing from EasyPetFence.com.

Types of Fence For Dogs

There are many types of fence on the market for pets; but not all are appropriate for certain dog breeds. Two of the most popular types of fence for dogs are electric fence and chain-link fence; however, both have issues. 

Electric fence

While electric fencing is virtually invisible on landscapes (a plus for homeowners) the system uses shock therapy to teach dogs to stay within the confines of the yard. This leads to damaging psychological and physical effects on our companion animals.

Chain-link fence

On the flip side, chain-link fence is less attractive on yards and usually requires hiring professional fence installers. This type of yard fencing is great for securing large dog breeds in properties; however, it may be considered overkill for small dog breeds. 

The largest dog breeds appropriate for this type of fence include:

  • Mastiff (English and Neapolitan)
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • Great Dane
  • St. Bernard
  • Newfoundland
  • Leonberger
  • Caucasian Shepherd

Here are suggestions for alternative fence for dogs: Poly and Metal Dog Fencing.

Plastic Dog Fence

Poly Dog Fence is best for small dog breeds that have a calm demeanor. These smaller dogs will not challenge the strength of the fence and will weigh less than a large dog. Plastic dog fencing is best for these types of dogs:

  • Pomeranian
  • Chihuahua
  • Pug
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Toy Poodle
  • Dachshund
  • Maltese
  • Shih Tzu
  • Bichon Frise
  • Papillon
  • Beagle

Metal Dog Fence

Metal dog fence are engulfed in PVC for added protection against chew marks. This type of fence is appropriate for medium to large dog breeds that will jump and play on the fence. In addition to being chew-resistant, this fence type is dig-proof and will block attempts by escape artists.

There are two types of metal fence with PVC for dogs: Steel Hex Web and Welded Wire. Steel Hex Fencing is not as strong as Welded Wire Fencing; but the material is known for its virtual invisibility while welded wire is aesthetically pleasing on yards.

See the below chart to find the best fence for your dog breed:

Fence Type

Chew-Resistance

Dig-Resistance

Serves These Dogs

Plastic Dog Fence: Small dogs

 

 

  • Pomeranian
  • Chihuahua
  • Pug
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Toy Poodle
  • Dachshund
  • Maltese
  • Shih Tzu
  • Bichon Frise
  • Papillon
  • Beagle

Steel Hex and Welded Wire: Medium-Large dogs

  • Golden Retriever
  • Border Collie
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Sheepdog
  • German Shepherd

Chain-Link Fence: Largest dog breeds

  • Mastiff (English and Neapolitan)
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • Great Dane
  • St. Bernard
  • Newfoundland
  • Leonberger
  • Caucasian Shepherd
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