How to Build a House for Your Greek Harehound

Posted by on Mar 14, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Greek Harehound, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a House for Your Greek Harehound

Build a House for Your Greek HarehoundMore than 50 percent of the population allows their Greek Harehounds to stay indoors and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of you who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Greek Harehound, below are some easy rules to follow when determining what type of shelter you want to build for your Greek Harehound.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Greek Harehound: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to fit your Greek Harehound’s potential adult size. People enjoy having about 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Greek Harehound will also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Greek Harehounds is around a third of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Greek Harehound will need go get a ruler and measure your Greek Harehound. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Greek Harehound when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Greek Harehound should be able to see out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Greek Harehound won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Greek Harehound and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Greek Harehound’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Greek Harehound a Dog House: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Greek Harehound’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Greek Harehound can use the heat of its body to warm up the space if it is really cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will permit your Greek Harehound to escape the bad weather. Your animal can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

Building a Dog House for Your Greek Harehound: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the dog house make the floor just a bit tilted toward the doorway and construct the roof a bit slanted, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t 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 plans recommend that the house entrance faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the doorway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Greek Harehound’s House

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

Greek Harehound Dog House: Conclusion

If your Greek Harehound stays outside 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 the Greek Harehound will help you begin.

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

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