Building a House for Your Portuguese Pointer

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

Build a House for Your Portuguese PointerOver 50% of the population permit their Portuguese Pointers to live indoors and sleep on their couch or in the bed. For those of you all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Portuguese Pointer, to follow are some easy rules to follow when determining the type of house you want to build for your Portuguese Pointer.

Building Your Portuguese Pointer a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Portuguese Pointer’s potential mature size. People enjoy having around 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Portuguese Pointer will probably also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both people and Portuguese Pointers is around 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Portuguese Pointer will need go get a measuring tape and measure your Portuguese Pointer. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Portuguese Pointer when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Portuguese Pointer should be able to peer out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Portuguese Pointer won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Portuguese Pointer and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Portuguese Pointer’s shoulders.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Portuguese Pointer: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To dissuade pests from invading the house, and taking your Portuguese Pointer’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Portuguese Pointer 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 Portuguese Pointer to escape the nasty weather. Your Portuguese Pointer can decide to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Portuguese Pointer would probably love having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

How to Build Your Portuguese Pointer a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the entryway and construct the roof a bit tilted, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

4. In America most storms come from the west and south so make sure the house is facing a different direction. Most house blueprints recommend that the dog house entrance faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the entrance then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Portuguese Pointer’s Dog House

5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Portuguese Pointer a dog house. This makes it easier for you to clean your Portuguese Pointer’s house. You should clean the Portuguese Pointer’s house as much as you give your Portuguese Pointer a bath.

Portuguese Pointer Dog House: Conclusion

If your Portuguese Pointer lives outside then he deserves to have a comfortable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Portuguese Pointer will help you start.

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

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