How to Build a House for Your King Shepherd

Posted by on Mar 19, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, King Shepherd, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a House for Your King Shepherd

Build a House for Your King ShepherdOver fifty percent of people allows their King Shepherds to live inside and sleep on their couch or in the bed. For those of you guys who are wondering how to build a dog house for your King Shepherd, here are some simple rules to follow when deciding what type of shelter you want to provide for your King Shepherd.

How to Build Your King Shepherd a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your King Shepherd’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having about 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your King Shepherd will probably also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both people and King Shepherds is about 33% of their standing height. To figure out how much room the King Shepherd will need get a ruler and measure your King Shepherd. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the King Shepherd when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your King Shepherd should be able to see out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the King Shepherd won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the King Shepherd and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your King Shepherd a Dog House: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow below. To discourage bugs from entering the house, and taking your King Shepherd’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the King Shepherd can use the heat of its body to warm the area if it is really cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will allow your King Shepherd to escape the nasty weather. Your King Shepherd can choose to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved King Shepherd would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

How to Build a House for Your King Shepherd: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the opening and build the roof a little bit angled, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your King Shepherd’s House

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

King Shepherd Dog House: Conclusion

If your King Shepherd stays outside then he deserves to have a suitable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the King Shepherd will help you get started.

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

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