British Kennel Standards Dog Fence

Welded wire mesh fencing conforming to the British Kennel Standards for commercial dog kennels.

Standards met include;

  • Maximum hole size 50mm x 50mm mesh holes
  • Minimum 2mm think wire (14 gauge)
  • Smooth edges to prevent injury to dogs

Full product details

BRITISH STANDARDS FOR COMMERCIAL DOG FENCING

Dog Proofing Overview

Dog proofing suited to:

 

High jumping breeds

– select 1.8m (6ft) – 2.4m (8ft) for the highest jumping dogs

Powerful breeds

– select 2mm+ wire diameter options to keep out the most powerful breeds

Good climbers

– choose 25mm x 25mm mesh hole size if your dog is good at climbing and has small paws.  50mm x 50mm is suitable to prevent most dog paws from sliding into the mesh holes. 

Diggers

– see digging prevention products (download installation guide)

Very small dogs
 

Small dogs

 

Medium dogs

 

Large dogs

 

Very large dogs

 

Please note

See the detailed guide below to help select the correct product for your particular dog

Stop Dogs Climbing: Select Hole Size

If you are unsure of your dog’s ability to climb we suggest going for a mesh hole size of 25mm x 25mm or less. This will ensure that your dog’s paws do not fit into the holes so they can lift themselves up and over the mesh.

Hole size

25mm x 25mm

50mm x 50mm

Very small dogs

 
 

Small dogs

 
 

Medium dogs

 
 

Large dogs

 
 

Very large dogs

 
 

Best climbers

 
 

Stop Dogs Jumping Over: Select Height

If you are unsure of your dog’s ability to jump we suggest going for 1.8m (6ft) which will contain 99% of dogs.  The very highest jumping dogs can clear 8ft.

Height

90cm

(3ft)

1.2m

(4ft)

1.5m

(5ft)

1.8m

(6ft)

2.4m

(8ft)

Very small dogs

 
 
 
 
 

Small dogs

 
 
 
 
 

Medium dogs

Maybe

 
 
 
 

Large dogs

 

Maybe

 
 
 

Very large dogs

 
 

Maybe

 
 

Highest jumpers

 
 
 
Usually
 

Increasing fence height 

Add extra height using tension wire

Stop Dogs Chewing Through Wire: Select Wire Diameter

If you are unsure of the strength of your dog’s chewing strength we suggest going for at least 2mm+ wire diameter 

Wire diameter

2mm (14g)

2.5mm (12g)

3mm+ (10g)

Very small dogs

 
 
 

Small dogs

 
 
 

Medium dogs

 
 
 

Large dogs

 
 
 

Very large dogs

 
 
 

Most powerful jaws

Maybe

 
 

General Product Information

Wire mesh options

PRE GALVANISED (PRIME)

HOT DIPPED GALVANISED (SUPER PRIME)

Manufacturing grade

Pre-galvanised electro-zinc coated wires are welded together to create the final product

Uses a double method: pre-galvanised steel wires are assembled to create final product which is then hot dipped again in very thick layer of zinc

Made in

Europe

Conforms to British Manufacturing Standards

BS EN 10218-2:2012 &  BS EN 10244-2:2009

Life expectancy under normal conditions

20 years

25 years

British Kennel Standards

– all 2mm+ wire diameter mesh on this page conforms to government standards for commercial dog kennels for boarding and breeding dogs

Has sharp edges and corners?

– all wire mesh on this page is made in Europe with no sharp edges to injure your dog

Delivered as

As a roll

Applications

   

Suited to indoors

– see indoor dog fence options

Suited to outdoors

 

Run or exercise area

 

Partition off driveways, etc

 

Portable: good for caravan, camping, etc

– see portable dog fencing

Kennels & enclosures

– meets Government standards for boarding and breeding dogs

Strength & Environment

   

Corrosion resistant

Yes – conforms to British manufacturing standard – EN 10244-2:2009

Abrasion resistance

Yes – conforms to British manufacturing standard BS EN 10218-2:2012

Life expectancy under normal conditions

20 Years

25 years

Suited to Environments

C2-C4

Installation & Maintenance

   

Speed of installation

Quick (download instructions)

Experience required to install

Medium

Can be installed with wooden posts?

 

Can be installed with metal posts?

 

Can stand alone without posts?

 

Join together using

U Staples

Cut using

Wire cutters or bolt cutters

Requires protective glove for handling

– the wire mesh has been manufactured with smooth edges to prevent injury but we always recommend using gloves when working with metal fencing

Ease of repair

Easy

Installation instructions

Download

Appearance

   

General look of the fence

Metallic grey, silver look

Invisible from a distance

– Mesh with 50mm x 50mm holes can be difficult to spot from a distance but they are not 100% invisible

Example installation

View Image

Also stops?

   

Rabbits

– select minimum 19g wire diameter and hole no bigger than 31mm x 31mm

Foxes

– select minimum 14g wire diameter and hole no bigger than 50mm x 50mm

Cats

– select minimum 19g wire diameter and hole no bigger than 25mm x 25mm 

Pigs, sheep, etc

 – select minimum 14g wire and hole size no bigger than 50mm x 50mm
 

View all animal and pet fencing

Installation Instructions

Attach to: How to:
Wood/
Wooden Posts

(Staples)

Metal/
Metal Posts

(Cable ties)

Concrete Posts

(Tensioning wire,
Eye bolts
)

Soil

(Pegs)

Wire Fence

(Cable ties)

 

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