Bradenton, Fla. (September, 2013) – – Extra-large dog breeds like the Great Dane, St. Bernard, Old English Sheep Dog, Newfoundland, Irish Wolfhound, Rottweiler, and Great Pyrenees typically gain exit to the backyard through a human sized door. Since many of these dogs can exceed 200 pounds and have a shoulder height of three feet or more, owners have had no other choice other than to play doorman to these extra-large breeds … until now!

PlexiDor Performance Pet Doors, a manufacturer of high quality pet doors for 28 years, has designed an extra-large dog door that even the largest dogs can access without damaging the door while doing so.

PlexiDor pet door frames are engineered using hardened aluminum that prevents bending. The frames will never rust, crack, or warp. The unique saloon-style panels are made of hardened, shatter-resistant acrylic and are sealed with industrial-grade weather stripping that results in maximum energy efficiency. The panels come equipped with factory installed aluminum trim that is designed to prevent the panels from being damaged by chewing breeds and to provide added strength to the entire door. The combination of these rugged and durable materials results in a dog door that can take the pounding of large breeds that may sometimes hit the door at a full run.

“The PlexiDor extra-large dog door was one of the most challenging sizes we have ever tackled,” says Robert Wollet, Sales Manager for PlexiDor. “First, we had to gain an understanding of the sheer power these extra-large dogs can generate. We had our work cut out for us, yet we met the challenge.”

PlexiDor PD XL weighs approximately 18 pounds out of the box and can be mounted into a standard household door or through a wall up to 12 inches thick. PD DOOR and PD WALL are available in three colors: silver, white, and bronze. Each door comes equipped with a lock, key, and steel security plate to help prevent intruders from entering a home.

PlexiDor Performance Pet Doors are available through a nationwide network of authorized dealers, with door prices ranging from $149 to $1,249. Visit for more information and to locate a dealer near you.