Saturday, May 19, 2012

Types of Fencing - What Height?

If you don't want to chain your American Pit Bull Terrier or kennel your American Pit Bull Terrier or for some reason can't then fencing is the next option. I've seen American Pit Bull Terriers jump over 12 foot fences. The American Pit Bull Terrier is the Houdini of the dog world. There's so many different types of fencing to choose from which is why I am going to list some of the common fences that are used and share what I think about them.

* Chain link

Chain link fencing is not a fence that I would ever recommend for anybody and the reason I say this is because we've had very bad experience with chain link fencing and I've heard so many people say the same thing. Anyone with an American Pit Bull Terrier will tell you that a chain link fence is not worth the time or the money. Chain link fences damage easily, dogs can chew through them, dogs can jump/climb them and trespassers can easily jump/climb them.

* Wood

I like and dislike the wood fence. Wood fences do rot so you do have to take care of the fence. However, if the wood fence is built right, they make wonderful fences. If they aren't built right, you have a problem and many more for the future. This goes for almost any fence, however.

* Wrought iron

Wrought iron is a fence I'd recommend for medium to large dogs depending on the size of your dog. Wrought iron fencing is a big NO for small dogs. Small dogs can easily get through the spaces in wrought iron fencing.

* Vinyl

Vinyl fencing is a good type of fencing. From what I've heard, I've never heard of a dog chewing through or climbing a vinyl fence. The best types of vinyl fencing would be any of these:

Be sure that you place hog wire up against the fence and alongside the ground on both sides of the fence (this goes for all types of fencing). Another great idea is to hot wire the top of the fence or install the Coyote Roller, but hot wire is your best bet.

* Picket

Picket fencing is a small type of fence. Picket fencing is ideal for a garden but not for an American Pit Bull Terrier. American Pit Bull Terriers can easily jump a picket fence.

* Bamboo

Bamboo fencing is not going to last an American Pit Bull Terrier long or any other breed for that matter. From what I've heard from other American Pit Bull Terrier owners, the bamboo fencing should not be a fence you should even be thinking about getting. Bamboo fencing may be expensive but that doesn't mean you should get it. Many people have this theory that just because something is expensive means that it's good. Bamboo fences don't usually last long with bully breeds or any other dog breed.

* Wall/concrete fencing

Wall fencing (also known as concrete fencing) is the best fencing you can have if you own an American Pit Bull Terrier. The wall fencing is my number one recommendation if you own an American Pit Bull Terrier. It's safe, indestructible, (depending on the situation, of course) and the dog can't chew through it. The taller, the better. Hot wire should be something that you should line the top of the fence with so that the dog doesn't jump/climb the fence and trespassers don't jump/climb the fence. Place hog wire up against the fence and alongside the ground like stated above.

* Aluminum/metal

Aluminum/metal fences are very similar to the wrought iron fence. I'd say about the same thing about the aluminum/metal that I said about the wrought iron fencing.

When it comes to the height of fencing, I'd go with any fence that is 10 feet or up.

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  1. Vinyl fencing material continues to take the fencing industry by storm. Vinyl fences do not require any type of maintenance other than washing them down with water. Once installed, there is little you will need to do to protect your fencing investment. Thanks for sharing it....

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