Building Your Field Spaniel a House

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Field Spaniel, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Field Spaniel a House

Build a House for Your Field SpanielGreater than fifty percent of the population permit their Field Spaniels to stay inside and sleep on their couch or in their owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Field Spaniel, following are our easy rules to follow when deciding what type of house you want to provide for your Field Spaniel.

Building a Dog House for Your Field Spaniel: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your Field Spaniel’s potential mature size. We enjoy having around two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The Field Spaniel will probably also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both people and Field Spaniels is approximately 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Field Spaniel will need go get a tape measure and measure your Field Spaniel. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Field Spaniel when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Field Spaniel should be able to peer out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Field Spaniel won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Field Spaniel and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Field Spaniel’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Field Spaniel a Dog House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from entering the house, and taking your Field Spaniel’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Field Spaniel can use the heat of its body to warm the area if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will permit your Field Spaniel to escape the nasty weather. Your animal can choose to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Field Spaniel would probably love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

Building Your Field Spaniel a House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit slanted in the direction of the doorway and construct the roof a bit on an angle, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Field Spaniel’s Dog House

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

Field Spaniel Dog House: Conclusion

If your Field Spaniel lives outdoors then he deserves to have a comfortable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Field Spaniel will help you begin.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Field Spaniels.

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