How to Build a House for Your Griffon Bruxellois

Posted by on Mar 24, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Griffon Bruxellois, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a House for Your Griffon Bruxellois

Build a House for Your Griffon BruxelloisOver 50% of people allows their Griffon Bruxelloiss to stay indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Griffon Bruxellois, following are some simple rules to follow when deciding the type of shelter you want to build for your Griffon Bruxellois.

Building a Dog House for Your Griffon Bruxellois: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your Griffon Bruxellois’s potential mature size. We enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Griffon Bruxellois will also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Griffon Bruxelloiss is about 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Griffon Bruxellois will need get a tape measure and measure your Griffon Bruxellois. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Griffon Bruxellois when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Griffon Bruxellois should be able to see out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Griffon Bruxellois won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the Griffon Bruxellois and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building Your Griffon Bruxellois a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Griffon Bruxellois’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Griffon Bruxellois can use the heat of its own body to warm up the space if it is really cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will permit your Griffon Bruxellois to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Griffon Bruxellois can decide to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Griffon Bruxellois would probably love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

Building a House for Your Griffon Bruxellois: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit tilted toward the entrance and build the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Griffon Bruxellois’s House

5. It’s recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Griffon Bruxellois a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your Griffon Bruxellois’s home. You should clean out the Griffon Bruxellois’s house as often as you give your Griffon Bruxellois a bath.

Griffon Bruxellois Dog House: Conclusion

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

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

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