How to Build Your American Bulldog a House

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 in American Bulldog, Animal Care, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your American Bulldog a House

Build a House for Your American BulldogGreater than fifty percent of the population permit their American Bulldogs to live inside and sleep on their sofa or in their owner’s bed. For those of you all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your American Bulldog, below are some simple rules to follow when deciding what type of shelter you want to build for your American Bulldog.

How to Build a House for Your American Bulldog: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your American Bulldog’s potential mature size. We enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your American Bulldog will probably also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and American Bulldogs is approximately 33 percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the American Bulldog will need go get a tape measure and measure your American Bulldog. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the American Bulldog when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your American Bulldog should be able to gaze out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the American Bulldog won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand over the American Bulldog and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the American Bulldog’s shoulders.

Building Your American Bulldog a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow below. To dissuade bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your American Bulldog’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the American Bulldog can use the warmth of its body to warm the area if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your American Bulldog to escape the inclement weather. Your American Bulldog can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved American Bulldog would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

Building Your American Bulldog a House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the entryway and build the roof a little bit on an angle, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

4. In the United States most storms come from the south and west so ensure the house faces a different direction. Most dog house plans recommend that the dog house doorway faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your American Bulldog’s House

5. It’s recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your American Bulldog a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your American Bulldog’s home. You should clean your American Bulldog’s house as much as you give your American Bulldog a bath.

American Bulldog Dog House: Conclusion

If your American Bulldog stays outdoors then he needs to have a pleasant place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the American Bulldog will help you begin.

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

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