I recently got a 22lb basenji who quite easily tossed aside the wood pressure gate I'd installed. Gave it a good chewing, too. He tried all night to barrel his way out of this Duragate barrier the first night. The next night, he knew better and gracefully accepted defeat. This gate is super sturdy, attractive (for what it is), easy to install, and has a great latch. Fantastic purchase, especially at this price.