12 Practical Doggy Doors for Large Dogs (up to 220 lbs)

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Are you in the market for a dog door for your big dog? You’ve come to the right place! Check out 12 practical doggy doors for large dogs below as well as some very important purchase considerations and tips before deciding on a dog door that is right for you.

Image via PetSafe feat. the Freedom Aluminium Pet Door

Doggy Door Purchase Considerations

Before deciding on a doggy door that is right for your large dog, it’s important to consider the following;

  • The size of your dog – be sure to measure your dog before ordering to ensure they’ll be able to fit through the flap comfortably, and always observe manufacturer weight limits for the doggy door you are considering.
  • Climate and energy-efficiency – doggy doors with double flaps tend to be more suited to extreme climates and weather conditions, they’re also more energy efficient. While single-flap doors tend to be more suited to moderate climates but are also more affordable. 
  • Budget/Style – while plastic dog door options are more affordable they don’t tend to offer as many color variants as aluminum alternatives. Similarly, they aren’t as ‘heavy-duty’.
  • Mount type/permanancy and ease of install – there are doggy door options to suit a multitude of openings, including traditional (more permanent) door mount and wall mount options, versus sliding door options that are slightly easier to install and more renter-friendly.
  • Door/wall thickness – make sure you double-check the thickness of the wall/door you intend on using (and height for sliding doors) as these vary wildly between suppliers and not all manufacturers offer telescopic/tunnels for increased doggy door depth.
  • Availability of replacement flaps/parts – anyone that has had a doggy door before knows that they cop a beating from your dog/s! Replacement flaps are especially handy if you plan on keeping your doggy door for a long time or if multiple pets will be using the door.

Check out our top picks for large breed doggy door options below. Categories include aluminum doggy doors, plastic doggy doors, and sliding patio door pet door inserts. 

Aluminium Doggy Doors for Large Dogs

Aluminum frame doggy doors are more ‘robust’ than plastic alternatives, making them a great option for big, boisterous breeds and multi-dog households. 

1. PETSAFE
Extreme Weather Aluminum Pet Door

Image via PetSafe

Key Features:

  • Available up to XL
  • XL opening – 14″ W x 24″ H
  • For dogs up to 220 lbs
  • 3-flap insulation for energy-efficiency
  • Aluminum frame, magnetic seal, + closing panel included
  • Door mount installation (suits doors 1 ½”-2″ thick)
  • Replacement vinyl flaps available

2. PETSAFE
Freedom Aluminum Pet Door

Image via PetSafe

Key Features:

  • Available up to XL
  • XL opening 14″ W x 24″ H
  • For dogs up to 220 lbs
  • Aluminum frame, magnetic seal, single flap, + closing panel included
  • Door mount installation (suits doors 3/8″-2″ thick)
  • Replacement flaps available

3. EXTREME DOG DOOR
Single Flap Dog Door

Image via Extreme Dog Door

Key Features:

  • Available up to XL
  • XL opening 14½” W x 24″ H
  • For dogs up to 220 lbs
  • Aluminum frame, magnetic seal, single flap, + locking security panel included
  • Door mount installation only
  • Double-flap option available (also door mount, no wall mount)
  • Replacement flaps available

4. IDEAL PET PRODUCTS
Deluxe Aluminium Pet Door

Image via Ideal Pet Products

Key Features:

  • Available up to Super Large
  • S-Large opening 15″ W x 20″ H
  • For dogs up to 120 lbs
  • Aluminum frame, magnetic seal, single flap, + lockout slide included
  • Door mount installation (suits doors ½”- 1 3/4″ thick)
  • Replacement flaps available
  • Affordable price (under $100)

5. ENDURA FLAP
Door Mount Pet Door

Image via Endura Flap

Key Features:

  • Available up to XL
  • XL opening 12″ W x 23″ H
  • For dogs up to 29″ tall
  • Aluminum frame, magnetic seal, single flap, + locking cover included
  • Door mount installation (suits doors ½”- 1 3/4″ thick)
  • Double-flap option available to suit thicker doors (1 3/4″ 2 1/4″ thick)
  • Replacement parts available (incl. replacement flaps)
  • 3 colors available

6. ENDURA FLAP
Wall Mount Pet Door

Image via Endura Flap

Key Features:

  • Available up to XL
  • XL opening 12″ W x 23″ H
  • For dogs up to 29″ tall
  • Aluminum frame, magnetic seal, double-flap, + locking cover included
  • Wall-mount installation (suits walls 2″- 8 3/4″ thick)
  • Single-flap option also available (more affordable, less energy-efficient, suit timid dogs and moderate climates)
  • Replacement parts available 
  • 3 colors available

7. HAKUNA PETS
Deluxe Aluminium Pet Door

Image via Hakuna Pets

Key Features:

  • Available up to XL
  • XL opening 14″ W x 24″ H
  • For dogs up to 220 lbs
  • Aluminum frame, magnetic seal, + lockable security slide included
  • Door mount installation (suits doors 0″- 2 3/4″ thick)
  • Replacement parts available (incl. flaps)
  • Affordable price (under $100)
  • 2 colors available

Plastic Doggy Doors for Large Dogs

Plastic dog door options are a great budget-friendly alternative for large dog breeds, just be mindful of manufacturer pet weight limits when selecting a doggy door that is right for you.

8. IDEAL PET PRODUCTS
Ruff-Weather Pet Door

Image via Ideal Pet Products

Key Features:

  • Available up to Super Large
  • S-Large opening 15″ W x 23.5″ H
  • For dogs up to 120 lbs
  • Plastic frame, magnetic seal, double flaps, + lock-out slide included
  • Door mount installation (suits doors 3/4″- 1 3/4″ thick)
  • Replacement flaps available
  • Wall mount tunnel kits also available
  • Affordable price

9. IDEAL PET PRODUCTS
Designer Series Pet Door

Image via Ideal Pet Products

Key Features:

  • Available up to Super Large
  • S-Large opening 15″ W x 20″ H
  • For dogs up to 120 lbs
  • Plastic frame, magnetic seal, single flap, + lock-out slide included
  • Door mount installation (suits doors 1 1/4″- 2″ thick)
  • Affordable price (under $100)

Sliding Door Doggy Doors for Large Dogs

Finally, sliding door ‘patio pet doors’ are an awesome option for those that prefer a fuss-free install without any permanent modifications. They’re renter-friendly too. 

Just remember that you’ll be reducing the width of the human opening when you add a doggy door insert, making it narrower for people to move through – a small price to pay really!

10. PETSAFE
Freedom Aluminum Patio Panel Pet Door

Image via PetSafe

Key Features:

  • Available in XL for sliding doors 75 7/8″-80 11/16″ tall
  • Available in size Large-Tall for sliding doors up to 96″
  • XL flap opening 13 11/16″H x 23 3/4″ H
  • Large-Tall flap opening 10 1/4″ W x 16 3/8″ H
  • XL suits dogs up to 220 lbs, Large-Tall suits dogs up to 130 lbs
  • Aluminum frame, tempered glass, magnetic seal, single flap, + closing panel included
  • Renter-friendly installation into existing sliding door tracks
  • Replacement flaps available
  • 3 color available

11. ENDURA FLAP
Aluminium Pet Patio Door

Image via Endura Flap

Key Features:

  • Available up to size XL
  • 3 sliding door heights available
  • XL flap opening 12″W x 23″H
  • Aluminum frame, LoE glass, magnetic seal, single flap + locking security cover included
  • Renter-friendly installation into existing sliding door tracks
  • Suits sliding aluminum doors only (vinyl sliding door option also available)
  • Available in 3 colors

12. IDEAL PET PRODUCTS
Aluminum Pet Patio Door

IDEAL PET PRODUCTS Aluminum Pet Patio Door

Image via Ideal Pet Products

Key Features:

  • Available up to Super Large
  • S-Large opening 15″W x 20″H
  • Suits dogs up to 120 lbs
  • 2 sliding door heights available
  • Modular option also available for doors 93-96″ Tall
  • Aluminium frame, single pane tempered glass, magnetic seal + lock-out slide cover included
  • Suits sliding aluminium doors only (vinyl option not available in larger sizes)
  • Available in 2 colors

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