Sportdog Brand In-ground Fence Review

Rating: 6.9 / 10 (Very good)
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Ruggedly built and with one of the widest cover (100 acre), Sportdog Brand In-ground Fence Equipment is ideal for outdoor use and large properties. The systems comes with 1000 ft of 20 gauge boundary wire double of those in standard in-ground fence systems. It has a wire break feature that helps identify possible wire cuts which is of great help considering the amount of area it covers.





Pet features

For dogs 10 pounds and up

Collar size – 13 to 25 inches (Bulky, heavy and not suitable for small dogs)

Contact points – short and long contact points for short and long-haired pets

Warning feature – Warning tone and vibration feature 

Run through Prevention - after a warning beep and vibration feature, the collar sends static correction when your pet continues to move outside the fence perimeter

Levels of correction – 4 levels of correction plus progressive correction

How many dogs – Unlimited with purchase of additional collars

Waterproof collar – Yes


Effective Range

Outdoor – 100 acres cover



Training flags – 100

Battery – Replaceable 9 volt, battery life 6-12 months

Wires – 1000 ft of 20 gauge boundary wire

Surge Protector - Yes

Test light tool - Yes

Wire tools - Yes

Waterproof gel wire splice capsules

Ease of installation - does not require professional installation, manual provided


*** Accessories

Additional collars – SDF-R In-ground Fence Add-a-dog receiver $104.95


Warranty Policy

30 Day Return Policy: Retail Purchases made through the SportDOG™ Web Site or Customer Care Center. You will have 30 days from the original date of purchase to return items purchased through or the Customer Care Center. 

Within the first year from the original date of purchase, there is no cost to replace malfunctioning equipment. After one year from the original date of purchase, there is a non-refundable service charge to replace equipment. Replacement equipment comes with a 90 day warranty.



Everything about the Sportdog Brand In-ground Fence seems to be designed for use in large, outdoor properties. It has a rugged design which makes it ideal for outdoor wear even during extreme weather conditions. A recommended buy for farm owners or those with large properties.



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