Aleko Dog Kennel Review: Not Heavy Duty?

Do you want a simple to install but heavy duty dog kennel that is both budget-friendly and good quality? If so, the ALEKO 4 foot (1.2 m) high heavy duty pet playpen could be exactly what you are looking for.

Apart from being one of the strongest heavy duty dog kennels on the market this pet enclosure will give you peace of mind knowing your pets are safely and happily kept secured while you’re away.

This review of the Aleko Dog Kennel 5’x5’x4′  is based on our scoring system that includes characteristics such as assembly, quality, durability, features and construction.

You’ll love the Aleko Dog Wire Kennel if you:

  • Are on a budget but don’t want to compromise on quality
  • Want real space for your pet to exercise in
  • Want the perfect heavy-duty dog kennel
  • Are looking for an aesthetically pleasing looking kennel that looks great indoors or outdoors
  • Have an aggressive dog that suffers from separation anxiety since this is a sturdily built wire kennel

You may not like the Lucky Dog Uptown Kennel if you:

  •  Need a cover! Luckily Aleko provides a suitable cover for purchase separately
ALEKO 5’x5’x4′ Dog Kennel Heavy Duty Play Pen


The build of this dog kennel ensures performance and durability!

The Aleko Heavy Duty Dog Kennel measures 5 X 5 X 4 Foot (1.5 X 1.5 X 1.2 m) and is made of rust-resistant galvanized steel in combination with a heavy-duty 1-inch tube frame and powder coating for additional comfort.

Each panel is 4 feet high, 2 1/2 feet wide, the wire is 12 gauge and the mesh measures 1.96 x 3.93 inches (5.1 x 10 cm). You also easy access inside through a spacious door which you can place wherever you want to.

The tough quality construction makes this play pen the ideal dog kennel that you can set up indoors or outdoors and ensure that it can withstand all weather elements. ( I do recommend to buy the cover since this comes separately)

The main reason for its immersive popularity is the overall dimension where you can connect multiple playpens giving your pet enough closure to exercise and roam around in. Most people who purchased the Aleko dog playpen have used it for multiple dogs, though we recommend to keep it to 2 medium-large dogs or 3 small dog breeds.


Straight out of the box, what you will find with this product is a kennel that’s ready to go!  You get downright simple assembly instructions and have a dog kennel that’s ready to be used in minutes!

Each corner has two clamps you bolt together by hand and just tighten them with a wrench.

You can easily disassemble it also should the need come up.


The is a robust product when compared with other dog kennels on the market. That is due to the strong durable materials, which will make it stand the test of time.

It is also pretty compact and lightweight, that makes it easy to transport. This is an excellent feature if you want to move it frequently, since other dog kennels on the market, are heavier and stationary.

If you have an aggressive and escape-artist dog that suffers with separation anxiety you don’t have to be worried he’ll try and break free with the Aleko heavy duty dog kennel since the sections are bolted with metal connectors.


All too often it is frustrating to spend and invest in a product that doesn’t stand the test of time, especially when it comes to dog products.

But you don’t have to worry about this with the Aleko wire dog kennel. The combination of rust-resistant galvanized steel, powder coated, heavy duty 1 inch tube frame, 20 Gauge and additional features will increase the sturdiness and overall lifespan.

Apart from the convenient installation and budget-friendly price tag, you will get peace of mind and safety for your pet.


The most convenient feature is the possibility to create a larger area by connecting it to another Aleko playpen.

The door/gate can be set up anywhere you want to.

This heavy duty dog kennel is spacious with plenty of space for your dog (s), dog bed, toys and food.

Also worth mentioning is how easy to it us to fold up and transport given its lightweight construction.


One of the most significant disadvantages according to numerous users is the lack of a cover.

Luckily Aleko sells a 5 x 15 feet Dog Kennel Shade Cover w/ Aluminum Grommets  to fit perfect which is also available to purchase on Amazon. 


You’ll get a one-year replacement warranty when you purchase the Aleko exercise pen.

This is a short warranty deal, especially when compared to other dog kennel manufacturers. The usual standard in the world of dog kennels is a two-year guarantee. However, you won’t have any problems, and according to owners, it will stay in your home for decades to come.


  • Rust-resistant galvanized steel construction
  • Possibility to add playpens together to create a larger exercise area
  • Portable and lightweight
  • Simple to install
  • Affordable price tag without compromising the quality of the cage.


  • You have to purchase the cover separately
  • Short warranty deal when compared with other dog kennels

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