If you hunt with your dog you will definitely want to look into insulated dog crate covers. They provide insulation, water proofing and storage for gear. There are a many makers of hunting supplies for dogs so there are lots to choose from.
Most if not all of these types of dog crate covers are made for the plastic dog kennels. These meet the airline specifications for air travel and are good and sturdy. They have a steel wire door and ventilation around the sides and back through slits or windows. Usually comes in a clamshell design with a top and bottom sections that fasten together. The crates are portable, sturdy, secure, well ventilated and easy to clean.
Since most of the trips to the field are done in the truck these dog kennels with their dog in them wind up riding in the back during the fall-winter seasons. To protect the crate and more importantly its precious cargo an insulated dog crate cover is an essential addition.
These dog crate covers insulated materials are made of are either polyester, nylon or canvas types. They either waterproof or water resistant or some come with a rain cover that hides away in a pouch. They come in hunter green, tans or camouflage colors. Gear pouches are usually plentiful with water bottle or bumper holders. There are flaps for uncovering windows for ventilation with most having some sort of screening to keep bugs out. The door flap is usually designed to zip up and fastens on top of the crate. One model has single gallon water bladder for storing water.
Most manufacturers make models in insulated and non-insulated, for fall or Southern winters. The closed foam insulation seems to be the best as it provides a maximum barrier to keep warmth in and the cold out. They are usually offered in medium, large, extra-large sizes although some are only in large and extra-large.
If your sporting dog is like mine they are true water dogs. However you should enjoy that time together in the field rather than the ride to and from. An insulated or non-insulated, waterproof dog crate cover is definitely an essential hunting investment. There are numerous makers out there with some great features. Most gun dog suppliers have them or any hunting supplier that has dog crates for sale. Prices range from around 60 dollars to 160 dollars.