More than fifty percent of the population allows their Artois Hounds to stay inside and sleep on their sofa or in the bed. For those of you who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Artois Hound, here are some easy rules to follow when deciding the type of shelter you want to build for your Artois Hound.
Building a House for Your Artois Hound: Size
1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Artois Hound’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Artois Hound will also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Artois Hounds is about a third of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Artois Hound will need go get a ruler and measure your Artois Hound. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Artois Hound when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Artois Hound should be able to peer out the front door when both standing up and sitting. So the Artois Hound won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Artois Hound and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.
Building Your Artois Hound a House: Elevation
2. Remember to elevate 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 Artois Hound’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Artois Hound can use the warmth of its body to heat the space if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your Artois Hound to escape the bad weather. Your Artois Hound can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Artois Hound would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.
Building a House for Your Artois Hound: Weather Resistant
3. To avoid rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit slanted in the direction of the doorway and build the roof a bit angled, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.
4. In America most storms come from the west and south so make sure the house is facing a different direction. Most house blueprints recommend that the house entryway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the entryway then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Artois Hound’s House
5. It’s recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Artois Hound a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty out your Artois Hound’s house. You should empty your Artois Hound’s house as often as you give your Artois Hound a bath.
Artois Hound Dog House: Conclusion
If your Artois Hound stays outdoors then he deserves to have a suitable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Artois Hound will help you begin.
Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Artois Hounds.
Was this post helpful? If so, please take a minute to Tweet and Share below on Facebook. I would also love to know your thoughts so leave me a comment 🙂