How to Build a House for Your Azawakh

Posted by on Mar 22, 2011 in Animal Care, Azawakh, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a House for Your Azawakh

Build a House for Your AzawakhMore than fifty percent of the population allows their Azawakhs to live indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Azawakh, following are some easy rules to follow when figuring out what type of shelter you want to build for your Azawakh.

How to Build Your Azawakh a House: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Azawakh’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Azawakh will also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both people and Azawakhs is approximately 33% of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Azawakh will need go get a measuring tape and measure your Azawakh. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Azawakh when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Azawakh should be able to gaze out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the Azawakh will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand above the Azawakh and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Azawakh: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the 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 Azawakh’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Azawakh can use the heat of its own body to heat up the area if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will permit your Azawakh to escape the inclement weather. Your Azawakh can decide to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Azawakh would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

How to Build a House for Your Azawakh: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the door and construct the roof a little bit angled, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Azawakh’s Dog House

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

Azawakh Dog House: Conclusion

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

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

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