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Dakota 283 Hero Kennel

Original price $859.00 - Original price $879.00
Original price
$859.00 - $879.00
Current price $859.00
Color: Coyote Granite
Dakota Guard: No Antimicrobial Protection
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Dakota 283 and Mike Ritland spent countless hours over the last two years developing this product to be the ultimate portable crate. It is perfect for both dog trainers, breeders, and dog owners. Our knowledge of manufacturing and design combined with Mike’s unique background in military/ police dog training has enabled us to put a final package together that gives Dakota 283 an equation of 1+1= 3!

Designed with working dogs in mind, the Dakota 283 Hero Kennel is named for the heroes it was built to protect. Originally for Military and Police dogs, the Hero Kennel is molded from military-grade materials in one solid piece and provides an extra layer of security with a triple-locking, stainless steel door that can be closed with one hand.


  • Heavy-duty, military-grade design
  • Small, scattered ventilation holes to prevent chewing while still providing plenty of airflow
  • Molded-in handles on each side of the crate
  • Perfect for aggressive dogs or those that need additional security
  • A lockable keyed paddle latch will keep pets safe from theft.Molded and assembled in the USA. Dakota molds the kennels in PA and assembles the kennel right in the factory.
  • 1-Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty

Dakota 283 Hero Kennel Sizing

The Dakota 283 Hero kennel is built for large working breed dogs. From that German Shepherd to that larger Labrador Retriever, you will get the proper safe space for your four-legged friend to feel at home.

  • Exterior Dimensions: 40.25L x 26W x 30.1H
  • Interior Dimensions: 35L x 18.5W x 27.75H
  • Door Opening: 13.25W x 21.75H
  • Weight 54lbs

Disclaimer: Actual product color may slightly vary due to photographic lighting sources or your mobile/monitor settings.

Dakota Guard™ is an FDA and EPA-approved additive that is included in small quantities during a product's production. This results in Dakota 283 products that protect your pet’s health and safety from the invisible world. Proven highly effective against MRSA, Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli, staphylococcus, many 'gram-positive' and 'gram-negative' organisms, and dozens of common dangerous organisms.

  • Long-lasting
  • Provides up to 98% antimicrobial protection
  • Just another way Dakota 283 is committed to keeping your pets safe!

Limitations and Warnings

Dakota 283 manufactures high-quality and innovative products to contain and protect your dog. We take pride in serving the vast majority of the dog population with our products. With that said, our kennel products may not contain ALL dogs. We expect that there are some breeds and or pets that are beyond containment with our products. While we have had great success in kenneling aggressive dogs, we are not claiming that we can contain every dog. A good example would be a very aggressive Belgian Malinois. Dog owners know their dogs intimately and should be the person that makes the final determination regarding the use of any product or kennel. We are regularly working on additional products and upgraded designs that will give a higher degree of containment for aggressive breeds. If you have any questions concerning these products or if a kennel is right for your dog, please reach out to us so we may help you through the decision process.