Building Your Bearded Collie a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 in Animal Care, Bearded Collie, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Bearded Collie a Dog House

Build a House for Your Bearded CollieGreater than 50 percent of people permit their Bearded Collies to live indoors and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of you guys who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Bearded Collie, following are our easy rules to follow when deciding the type of shelter you want to build for your Bearded Collie.

How to Build Your Bearded Collie a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Bearded Collie’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having about two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Bearded Collie will probably also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both people and Bearded Collies is about 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Bearded Collie will need get out a measuring tape and measure your Bearded Collie. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Bearded Collie when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Bearded Collie should be able to look out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Bearded Collie will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand above the Bearded Collie and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your Bearded Collie: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To discourage pests from invading the house, and taking your Bearded Collie’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Bearded Collie can use the heat of its body to warm up the area if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will allow your Bearded Collie to escape the bad weather. Your Bearded Collie 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 sleep on.

Building Your Bearded Collie a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit slanted in the direction of the doorway and build the roof a little bit angled, as well. Make sure the 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 dog house plans suggest that the house entrance faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the doorway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Bearded Collie’s Dog House

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

Bearded Collie Dog House: Conclusion

If your Bearded Collie lives outdoors then he needs to have a suitable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your Bearded Collie will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Bearded Collies.

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