Building a House for Your Swedish Lapphund

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Swedish Lapphund | Comments Off on Building a House for Your Swedish Lapphund

Build a House for Your Swedish LapphundGreater than 50% of people permit their Swedish Lapphunds to live indoors and sleep on their sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Swedish Lapphund, to follow are our simple rules to follow when figuring out the type of shelter you want to build for your Swedish Lapphund.

Building a House for Your Swedish Lapphund: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Swedish Lapphund’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The Swedish Lapphund will also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Swedish Lapphunds is approximately 33% of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Swedish Lapphund will need go get a ruler and measure your Swedish Lapphund. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Swedish Lapphund when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Swedish Lapphund should be able to gaze out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Swedish Lapphund will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the Swedish Lapphund and measure the width of the widest point of the Swedish Lapphund’s shoulders.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Swedish Lapphund: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Swedish Lapphund’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Swedish Lapphund can use the heat of its own body to warm the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will permit your Swedish Lapphund to escape the unpleasant weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

Building a House for Your Swedish Lapphund: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the dog house make the floor just a bit tilted in the direction of the entryway and build the roof a little bit tilted, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Swedish Lapphund’s Dog House

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

Swedish Lapphund Dog House: Conclusion

If your Swedish Lapphund lives outside then he deserves to have a suitable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your Swedish Lapphund will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Swedish Lapphunds.

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