Greater than 50% of people permit their German Shorthaired Pointers to stay inside 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 German Shorthaired Pointer, here are our easy rules to follow when determining the type of shelter you want to provide for your German Shorthaired Pointer.
How to Build a House for Your German Shorthaired Pointer: Size
1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to accommodate your German Shorthaired Pointer’s potential adult size. People enjoy having about two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. The German Shorthaired Pointer will probably also appreciate having that much space. The comfort zone for both people and German Shorthaired Pointers is around 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much space the German Shorthaired Pointer will need get out a ruler and measure your German Shorthaired Pointer. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the German Shorthaired Pointer when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your German Shorthaired Pointer should be able to look out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the German Shorthaired Pointer won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the German Shorthaired Pointer and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.
Building Your German Shorthaired Pointer a Dog House: Elevation
2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To discourage pests from entering the dog house, and taking your German Shorthaired Pointer’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the German Shorthaired Pointer can use the warmth of its body to warm the area if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your German Shorthaired Pointer to escape the nasty weather. Your German Shorthaired Pointer can choose to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.
Building a Dog House for Your German Shorthaired Pointer: Weather Resistant
3. To prevent rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit angled in the direction of the door and build the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.
4. In America most storms come from the west and south so ensure the dog house faces a different direction. Most house blueprints suggest that the dog house entrance faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the opening then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your German Shorthaired Pointer’s House
5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your German Shorthaired Pointer a house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your German Shorthaired Pointer’s house. You should empty your German Shorthaired Pointer’s house as much as you give your German Shorthaired Pointer a bath.
German Shorthaired Pointer Dog House: Conclusion
If your German Shorthaired Pointer lives outdoors then he needs to have a suitable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your German Shorthaired Pointer will help you start.
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