Building a Dog House for Your Bloodhound

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in Animal Care, Bloodhound, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Building a Dog House for Your Bloodhound

Build a House for Your BloodhoundMore than 50% of owners permit their Bloodhounds to live indoors and sleep on their couch or in their owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Bloodhound, following are our easy rules to follow when considering what type of shelter you want to provide for your Bloodhound.

Building Your Bloodhound a Dog House: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to accommodate your Bloodhound’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Bloodhound will probably also appreciate having that much space. The comfort zone for both people and Bloodhounds is around 1/3 of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Bloodhound will need get a ruler and measure your Bloodhound. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Bloodhound when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Bloodhound should be able to look out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Bloodhound will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Bloodhound and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Bloodhound a Dog House: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Bloodhound’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Bloodhound can use the heat of its body to warm up the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will help your Bloodhound to escape the bad weather. Your animal can decide to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably love having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

How to Build a House for Your Bloodhound: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit tilted toward the entryway and construct the roof a bit angled, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In the United States most storms come from the west and south so make sure the house is facing a different direction. Most house blueprints suggest that the house entryway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Bloodhound’s Dog House

5. It is suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Bloodhound a house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your Bloodhound’s home. You should clean your Bloodhound’s house as much as you give your Bloodhound a bath.

Bloodhound Dog House: Conclusion

If your Bloodhound stays outside then he needs to have a comfortable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your Bloodhound will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Bloodhounds.

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