Building a Dog House for Your Bull Terrier

Posted by on Mar 17, 2011 in Animal Care, Bull Terrier, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Building a Dog House for Your Bull Terrier

Build a House for Your Bull TerrierGreater than 50% of owners permit their Bull Terriers to stay inside and sleep on the couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of you who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Bull Terrier, below are some simple rules to follow when considering what type of house you want to provide for your Bull Terrier.

How to Build a House for Your Bull Terrier: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Bull Terrier’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having around 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Bull Terrier will probably also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Bull Terriers is approximately thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Bull Terrier will need get out a ruler and measure your Bull Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Bull Terrier when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Bull Terrier should be able to gaze out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the Bull Terrier will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Bull Terrier and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Bull Terrier: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To dissuade bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Bull Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the panels underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Bull Terrier can use the heat of its own body to warm up the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Bull Terrier to escape the bad weather. Your animal can decide to just snooze in the front 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 bedding to sleep on.

Building a House for Your Bull Terrier: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the doorway and build the roof a bit tilted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In the US most storms come from the south and west so ensure the house faces a different direction. Most dog house blueprints suggest that the house door faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Bull Terrier’s Dog House

5. It’s suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Bull Terrier a house. This makes it easier for you to clean your Bull Terrier’s home. You should clean out your Bull Terrier’s house as often as you give your Bull Terrier a bath.

Bull Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

If your Bull Terrier lives outdoors then he needs to have a pleasant place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Bull Terrier will help you get started.

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

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