The Best Dog Hunting Blind (Reviews of 2018)
When you take your dog out hunting, it can be nice to give him his own hunting blind. This will allow him to stay concealed while staying close to the action, ready to pounce and run at a moment’s notice. Keeping him in your blind with you won’t let him get out to fetch the game quite as quickly, but letting him wander where the prey might see him might scare him off. And since you wouldn’t dream of leaving home without your favorite hunting companion, it’s definitely worth investing in one. Read on to see our reviews of the best dog hunting blinds of 2018.
Top 5 Rated Models Comparison Table
1. Rig'Em Right Field Bully
34" x 23" x 18"
2. MOMarsh Invisilab
31” x 24” x 21”
3. Avery Outdoors 02502 Gheg Ground Force
36” x 22” x 17” inches
4. Final Approach Mutt Hut
20" x 32" x 39"
5. Hard Core
22.6” x 18.8” x 4.2”
Reviews of the Best Dog Hunting Blinds of 2018
#1. Rig'Em Right Field Bully Blind - Max-5 Camo
This fantastic dog blind from Rig’ Em Right is our choice for the best dog hunting blind of 2018. It uses Rig’Em Right’s patented Bullycoil frame system, which allows it to set up in mere seconds and has a unique triangular shape, which reaches 18” high at the peak to allow dogs of different sizes to get in and out comfortably.
The super simple setup also contains no hinges, holes or poles, making setup easy and safe. To fold up, just press it flat and buckle it closed. Ready to go. The floor is padded, there are peephole doors on both the front, rear, and vegetation slots for disguising the blind even more. The cover is 600D polyester.
Complaints? We can’t really think of any. The Field Bully Blind is a quality, durable dog blind that is easy to carry and super easy to set-up.
- Easy to setup
- 18” tall triangular shape
- Padded Floor
- 600D Polyester cover
#2. MOMarsh Invisilab Blind, MAX5
The MoMarsh Invisilab Blind is intended for use in both the field and in water up to 34” tall, with 4 sturdy steel legs that keep it securely planted in the water, keeping your dog out of the mud and off the frozen ground. Each leg is individually adjustable to get the most stable fit on uneven ground. The blind is firmly attached to the stand and even zips shut to function as a crate for your pup during transport.
The blind itself is made of thick, durable fabric, with a mesh bottom that drains any water that gets in and keeps the dog from slipping. It’s spacious enough for medium-sized dogs (like a lab) and comfortable.
A few drawbacks – at 17 pounds, it’s a bit heavy. Most of that weight is found in the legs, which are made of metal. Also, there’s no strap for carrying it around, which is unfortunate since it is rather heavy.
But, if you’d like a blind you can use in water and mud, it’s really your only choice! Well-built and versatile. Just have to train the dog to get in it.
- 34” tall; individual adjustable legs
- Works on mud, water, and solid ground
- Heavy-duty fabric with mesh bottom for drain
- Heavy for carrying around; no carrying strap
#3. Avery Outdoors Gheg Ground Force Dog Blind
A lightweight, low-profile hunting blind from Avery Outdoors. It weighs only 7 pounds and when popped, measures 36 x 22 x 17 inches, giving a good amount of room without weighing you down. To move it around, simply fold flat and buckle closed, and then carry it via the convenient shoulder strap.
There are front and rear doors for the dog to make his way in and out, and the cover is made of strong, durable DuraMax. Camos traps around the perimeter of the blind let you add some vegetation and disguise it into the background even more.
The Avery blind is not quite as strong or durable as some other options, like the MoMarsh Invisilab. It’s a bit flimsy and doesn’t have anything to hold it firmly the ground.
But, it’s a high-quality, lightweight and portable dog blind that doesn’t cost all that much. A good option for a budget buy.
- Large and spacious
- Durable fabric
- Front and rear doors
- A bit flimsy; not sturdy
#4. Final Approach Mutt Hut Ii Dog Blind in Max 5 Camo
Now, if you’d like a super lightweight and portable dog hunting blind, the Mutt Hut II has you covered. It weighs only 4 pounds, but measures 20" x 32" x 39". Enough room for a lab to sit up comfortably in their natural position, thanks to the front opening that slopes rearward. There’s also a Velcro closure on the front.
It’s super easy to setup – simply pop it open and stake it down. When you need to move it, the Mutt Hutt II folds in half. The design allows for 360-degree marking without the dog having to exit the blind entirely. Stubble straps let you stash some vegetation and branches to help cloak it.
Our only complaint with the Mutt Hutt II is that, like the Avery dog blind, it’s just a bit flimsy. The stakes definitely help keep it down, but it’s light and easily knocked over otherwise. We also wish it had a second door on the back.
Again, this is a quality, lightweight blind that is easy to setup, transport, and is relatively inexpensive.
- Sloped design reduces dog’s creep
- Easy to setup; folds in half
- A bit flimsy
- Only one door
#5. Hard Core Dog Cave
So you want nothing but the best for you dog? Take a look at the Hard Core Dog Cave. This heavy-duty dog blind measures 22.6 x 18.8 x 4.2 inches while weighing only 8.5 pounds. There are doors on both the front and the rear, and it fits dogs most small and medium-sized dogs.
It folds down practically flat when not in use and pops up in mere seconds when it comes to set up – with no pins or frames. Stakes keep it firmly planted, and the stubble straps let you conceal it with brush and branches. And when it’s time to move it? Simply throw it on your back with the included shoulder straps. And if you want to get it off the ground or out of the water, pair it with the compatible Dog Field Stand from Hard-Core, which stands 24” tall and holds up to 150 pounds.
The only thing we’d like to see from the Dog Cave would be some kind of Velcro hook-and-loop closure, that kept the front partially closed, but still let the dog exit quickly.
Otherwise, this is one solid, hefty dog blind that accommodates larger dogs and holds up to abuse. And it’s a lot cheaper than some of the other dog blinds we’ve reviewed.
- Front and rear doors
- 8.5 pounds
- Works with the Field Stand to raise off the ground
- Would like some kind of Velcro closure
What to Look For In a Dog Hunting Blind
First, make sure you choose a dog blind that actually fits your dog comfortably. You want him to be able to sit comfortably and naturally, without moving or knocking over the blind. Most will be 17-20” tall – enough for medium-sized dogs, like a lab.
Look for a heavy-duty fabric cover, that doesn’t weight too much but can handle all the demands of outdoor use and a dog moving in and out frequently. Thick nylon or polyester (150-600D) will do the job best. If it’s waterproof or UV-resistant, then even better.
Lastly, pay attention to the doors and openings the dog blind has. Does it have doors both front and back, or just one? Are there Velcro closures over the door, adding a bit more concealment for the dog? If so, will the Velcro easily come undone when the dog tries to exit the blind? Two doors will allow for easier access and exit for the dog but aren’t necessary. And the Velcro should be sturdy but shouldn’t stay closed when the dog tries to exit.
What’s our chosen best dog hunting blind? We’ll take the Rig'Em Right Field Bully Blind, which offers the best all-around package for a dog blind. It’s got an 18” tall triangular shape that is comfortable for larger dogs, and the Bullycoil system keeps it easy to setup within seconds. The 600D polyester cover is tough and durable, too, and the floor is padded. Overall, it’s the best choice for a dog blind that will hold up to heavy use and accommodates dogs of different sizes.
If you’d like to hunt in water and mud, and don’t care so much about weight, we also really like the MoMarsh Invisilab. It’s not as light, thanks to its heavy-duty steel legs, but stands up to 34” tall with individually-adjustable legs, for a firm, even plant on all kinds of surfaces.
Whichever you choose, you’re sure to find a dog blind that will keep your dog comfortable while keeping him concealed. Good luck.