Haven't seen anyone mention these, so thought I'd toss it out.
I show my dogs at agility trials in the Pacific Northwest. We show nearly year 'round. We, as a dog showing community, use all manner of shade/rain covers, from the EZ Up, to the Caravan, to the Quik Shade, and just about everything in between.
Well, I ran into the Springbar at a show last summer, and to say I was impressed was putting it mildly.
This particular canopy stood up to some SERIOUS wind when some of the EZ Up and Quik Shade models were not just damaged in the wind storm that blew through in the middle of the night, but completely pulled off their legs, with canopy fabric in surrounding trees, and on surrounding roofs, etc.
I asked the owners of the Springbar where they got it, and they pointed me to the website. They also showed me how they put it up, and it goes up SUPER nice. Lay it out, stake down the corners, and one person can put in/push up the uprights. Once up, that baby isn't moving.
It's not lightweight at just under 50 lbs., but it's got some super nice features. All four 'doors' can be screened in, completely covered, or completely open. With a 10x14 footprint, I have to think a small TD would fit under it. Want privacy? Drop all sides completely. Want fresh air, but a bug barrier, raise the fabric sides to expose the screens. Want complete access to the outside? Raise fabric and screens, and viola, you're set.
The roof it made of silicone treated duck canvas, and it does stay dry, even in some heavy rain, though I think some seepage may occur in long periods of heavy downpours.
The price is steep, but having lost more than a few $200 canopy models to wind over the past couple of years, I'm ready to make the investment in something a little more sturdy.
We're getting one. They will work great for shade/rain cover when showing the dogs, and when our TD is ready to hit the road, we'll get one for that, too.
The site is: http://www.springbar.com/explore/canopi ... ouses.html
I thought others might be interested, too.