How to Build a Dog House for Your German Wirehaired Pointer

Posted by on Mar 25, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, German Wirehaired Pointer, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a Dog House for Your German Wirehaired Pointer

Build a House for Your German Wirehaired PointerGreater than 50 percent of the population permit their German Wirehaired Pointers to stay indoors and sleep on their couch or in their owner’s bed. For those of you who are wondering how to build a dog house for your German Wirehaired Pointer, to follow are our easy rules to follow when determining the type of house you want to build for your German Wirehaired Pointer.

How to Build a Dog House for Your German Wirehaired Pointer: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to fit your German Wirehaired Pointer’s potential adult size. We enjoy having about two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The German Wirehaired Pointer will also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and German Wirehaired Pointers is around thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much room the German Wirehaired Pointer will need get out a ruler and measure your German Wirehaired Pointer. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the German Wirehaired Pointer when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your German Wirehaired Pointer should be able to peer out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the German Wirehaired Pointer will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the German Wirehaired Pointer and measure the width of the widest point of the German Wirehaired Pointer’s shoulders.

Building Your German Wirehaired Pointer a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To dissuade bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your German Wirehaired Pointer’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the German Wirehaired Pointer can use the warmth of its own body to warm the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your German Wirehaired Pointer to escape the bad weather. Your German Wirehaired Pointer can decide to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved German Wirehaired Pointer would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

Building a House for Your German Wirehaired Pointer: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a little bit angled toward the door and build the roof a bit angled, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In the United States most storms come from the south and west so ensure the house is facing a different direction. Most dog house plans suggest 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 German Wirehaired Pointer’s House

5. It is suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your German Wirehaired Pointer a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty your German Wirehaired Pointer’s house. You should empty out the German Wirehaired Pointer’s house as much as you give your German Wirehaired Pointer a bath.

German Wirehaired Pointer Dog House: Conclusion

If your German Wirehaired Pointer lives outdoors then he needs to have a pleasant place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your German Wirehaired Pointer will help you begin.

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

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