Building a House for Your Serbian Hound

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Build a House for Your Serbian HoundOver fifty percent of the population allows their Serbian Hounds to stay indoors and sleep on the couch or in their owner’s bed. For those of you all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Serbian Hound, following are some simple rules to follow when considering what type of shelter you want to provide for your Serbian Hound.

How to Build Your Serbian Hound a Dog House: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Serbian Hound’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having about 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Serbian Hound will probably also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Serbian Hounds is about 1/3 of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Serbian Hound will need get out a tape measure and measure your Serbian Hound. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Serbian Hound when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Serbian Hound should be able to see out the front entrance when both sitting and standing. So the Serbian Hound won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Serbian Hound and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Serbian Hound’s shoulders.

Building Your Serbian Hound a Dog House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow underneath. To discourage pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Serbian Hound’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Serbian Hound can use the heat of its own body to heat up the space if it is really cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will allow your Serbian Hound to escape the bad weather. Your Serbian Hound can choose to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Serbian Hound would probably love having a pillow or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Serbian Hound: Weather Resistant

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

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Serbian Hound’s Dog House

5. It is suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Serbian Hound a house. This makes it easier for you to clean your Serbian Hound’s house. You should clean out your Serbian Hound’s house as much as you give your Serbian Hound a bath.

Serbian Hound Dog House: Conclusion

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

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

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