Building a Dog House for Your English Bulldog

Posted by on Mar 2, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, English Bulldog, Pets | Comments Off on Building a Dog House for Your English Bulldog

Build a House for Your English BulldogGreater than 50% of owners allows their English Bulldogs to stay inside and sleep on their sofa or in the bed. For those of you all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your English Bulldog, to follow are some simple rules to follow when determining what type of shelter you want to build for your English Bulldog.

Building Your English Bulldog a House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to accommodate your English Bulldog’s potential adult size. People enjoy having about 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your English Bulldog will also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both people and English Bulldogs is about 1/3 of their standing height. To figure out how much space the English Bulldog will need get out a measuring tape and measure your English Bulldog. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the English Bulldog when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your English Bulldog should be able to look out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the English Bulldog won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the English Bulldog and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your English Bulldog: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your English Bulldog’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the English Bulldog can use the warmth of its body to heat up the space if it is really cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your English Bulldog to escape the inclement 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.

Building Your English Bulldog a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a bit tilted in the direction of the entrance and construct the roof a little bit tilted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

4. In America most storms come from the south and west so make sure the house faces a different direction. Most house plans recommend that the house entryway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your English Bulldog’s House

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

English Bulldog Dog House: Conclusion

If your English Bulldog stays outdoors then he deserves to have a comfortable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your English Bulldog will help you begin.

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

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