How To Choose the Right Size PlexiDor Dog Door

Choosing the right size PlexiDor dog door for your pooch may seem overwhelming, but we’re here to help you through the decision-making process. From a teacup Yorkshire terrier to a Great Dane, and anything in between, our dog doors are just right-sized for any dog. If you have both large and small pets in your home, the PlexiDor opens so easily that a smaller pet can usually handle the larger dog door as well.

The dog doors come in four sizes; small, medium, large, and extra-large. Each has slightly different features and accommodates different sized breeds of dogs. Below is basic information on each size and a few breeds that each size door will work for. The weights for the dogs mentioned below are guidelines. If your pet teeters on the edge of a size limit, consider the opening size also when deciding. Or, contact our customer service. They are experienced and happy to help you get the right size PlexiDor.

PlexiDor Dog Door – size small

This pet door is our smallest and has a single pane design that swings from the side. The opening is 6 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. The door is right for cats up to 24 pounds and dogs up to 9 pounds. The reason there is such a difference in weight is due to cats and dogs being completely different animals. A dog that weighs 24 pounds will appear much larger than a cat that weighs 24 pounds. Common dog breeds that meet this criterium are Chihuahuas, Papillons, Yorkies, Maltese, Japanese Chins and Pomeranians.

PlexiDor small for cats and small dogs

PlexiDor Dog Door – size medium

The medium door is intended for dogs up to 40 pounds. It has saloon-style doors. The opening measures 9 x 12 inches. Dogs included in this door’s service are Corgis, Dachshunds, Poodles, Beagles, Pekingese, Cocker Spaniels, Schnauzers, Shelties, and most Terriers.

PlexiDor Medium dog door

PlexiDor Dog Door – size large

The large PlexiDor dog door’s opening is 11 3/4 wide and 16 inches tall with saloon-style doors. This door is recommended for dogs up to 100 pounds, such as Labradors, Collies, German Shepherds, Dobermans, Boxers, Setters, Bulldogs, Pointers and Golden Retrievers.

PlexiDor large dog door

PlexiDor Dog Door – size extra large

The extra-large door’s opening of 16 x 23 3/4 inches, with saloon-style doors, is intended for dogs up to 220 pounds. Larger dogs might be able to use it, depending on their build. The dog breeds this door is intended for are Great Danes, St. Bernards, Newfoundlands, Great Pyrenees, Old English Sheepdogs, Rottweilers, and Irish Wolfhounds.

PlexiDor extra large dog door

You can download the size chart below with an overview of dog door sizes, required installation cut holes, dimensions, height recommendations and other important information here. All the information you need to make the best choice for the right size PlexiDor dog door is available in one convenient place.

Right size PlexiDor door finder

And, of course, contact our customer service if you any need help. They can help walk you through choosing the dog door and get you in touch with a local installer.

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