Ruff Land Kennels Backseat Rider

Original price was: $291.99.Current price is: $265.99.



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Product ships in 1 – 4 weeks directly from the manufacturer.



The Ruff Land Kennels Backseat Rider is designed to fit in the backseat of your pickup!

The Ruff Land Kennels Backseat Rider is a little shorter than our best-selling intermediate kennel so it fits better behind your front seat (and two can fit end-to-end in the back seat of most standard vehicles).  

This is the perfect place for a kennel, as it allows your dog to ride inside when it’s cold outside, when you don’t want your dog subjected to frigid temps and windchills, or when you’re driving on dirt roads or in rainy weather. Like all Ruff Land Kennels, the Backseat Rider Dog Kennel is built tough, built safe and built smart.

New Gen II Ruff Land Kennels Backseat Rider Kennel

Beginning in 2022, we are introducing the newly designed Ruff Land Kennels Gen II. Gen II kennels are made with all new molds enabling some design refinements to the kennels. Most notably, all kennels now include handles that are recessed for stacking and accessorizing. Fit and finish is also much more uniform. We now offer a wider variety of accessories many of which will be specifically designed to fit the various size kennels. Rest assured all Gen II kennels will stack and couple with previous versions. Finally, we are also introducing a new standard color, Millstone!


When impact testing the Ruff Land Kennel, we dropped it from a height of 12 feet with no noticeable damage, so we kept trying. 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 6’s from about 15 paces. To our surprise only a handful of pellets penetrated. The rest buried in the material. We were satisfied that it would provide maximum protection from a few errant pellets in a hunting situation. We’ve received testimonials that our kennels have also been involved in actual car accidents and are happy to report that dog and kennel have survived each and every time.

Backseat Rider Dog Kennel Features

  • New Generation II Design
  • Heavy Duty PE Plastic for safety
  • Doors open both directions, hinges both right and left
  • Metal inserts for attaching multiple kennels together or tying them down
  • Designed by outfitters and dog trainers
  • Stackable – Ruff Land Kennels Backseat Rider Dog Kennels nest easily together, and can be bolted together, up, down, and sideways
  • One Piece – Easy to clean and durable
  • 1 Year Warranty
Additional Information
  • This kennel comes standard with vent holes and door shown for the variation images.
  • To transport your pet as checked baggage or cargo, you must use an approved shipping kennel, and it must ship in accordance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines. Check out this link for some great information,
Backseat Rider Dimensions:


Length: 27 7/8″

Width: 20″ at widest point

Height: 23 1/4″


Length: 26 1/8″

Width: 17″ at narrowest point – 19 3/4″ at widest point

Height: 22″


Length: 24 1/2”

Width: 17 1/2″

Weight: Approx. 17 pounds

Ruff FLEX Technology

The walls, top and floor on Ruff Land™ Kennels also have built-in flexibility which absorbs energy that would otherwise be transferred to your dog. This is where the “stiff”, two-walled plastic kennels, which claim to be safer, fail. They may not break, but when your dog hits the side of the kennel, there is no give like there is with a Ruff Land™.

StackRight™ Design

The tops and bottoms of Ruff Land™ kennels all feature form-fit nesting that allows the kennels to fit together, making them stackable.

SureVent™ Tapered Wall Design

The sidewalls on all Ruff Land™ kennels feature a series of vent holes. These vent holes ensure proper air circulation for your dog. Ruff Land™ took this one step further by tapering the side walls so that the vent holes will never get plugged, even if you slide the kennel up against a wall or some other flat sided object.

UpSide™ Raised Floor Interior

The interior floor in a Ruff Land™ kennel is raised so that debris and liquids that fall or spill off to the side are channeled away from your dog. This UpSide™ raised floor design also creates some flex for a built-in cushioning effect for your dog as it rides in your truck.

2-Way Door

They are ambidextrous and can be adjusted to swing either way.

No Bite Grid Pattern Design

Grid pattern stops dogs from chewing/biting kennel door.


They will not rattle as much (if you’ve owned other kennels you know just how annoying this can be).


Warranty Policy

The warranty applies only to Ruff Land Kennels Products purchased from Front Range Gun Dog, an Authorized Ruff Land Kennels Dealer, and is extended only to the original purchaser (“owner”) for a period of one year from the purchase date. All warranty claims must be accompanied by the original purchase receipt from our website. If you have lost the receipt we can supply a copy.  Please email to request a copy of your sales receipt.

Ruff Land Kennels warrants all products sold by Front Range Gun Dog to be free of defects in material or workmanship. This warranty is subject to the following limitations in addition to any imposed by virtue of applicable law.

Excluded from coverage under this warranty are the following:

  • Damage or breakage from wear and tear by your pet, such as chewing on vent holes or door frame
  • Impact-related damage or breakage, this includes vehicle accidents and collisions
  • Damage resulting from abuse, misuse or carelessness, including dropping or falling out of vehicle
  • Intentional damage and/or breakage
  • Normal customer wear and tear, this includes scratches, slight warping, and edge chipping
  • Warping from exposure to heat, rain or snow
  • Damage resulting from improper installation of accessories
  • Any damage caused from anything other than defects in material or workmanship
  • Damage from the use of solvents, adhesives, or cleaning solutions
  • Alterations or modifications done by customer

If determined to be a warranty related issue, Ruff Land Kennels will pay for the product return to replace, or repair and send back to customer at no charge.  Front Range Gun Dog will work the our customer to facilitate all warranty related issues.

1 review for Ruff Land Kennels Backseat Rider

  1. 5 out of 5

    Emma Tomanelli (verified owner)

    Front Range Gun Dog is an amazing Ruffland kennel dealer. I ordered an orange backseat rider from them, and the final price that I paid (free shipping!) was significantly lower than any other dealer that was selling the non-stock colors.
    Communication was great- they sent me emails to let me know that the order had been received and when it was shipped that included tracking information. My kennel arrived in 3 weeks which I was really happy with.

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