How to Build Your Chinese Crested Dog a House

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in Animal Care, Chinese Crested Dog, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Chinese Crested Dog a House

Build a House for Your Chinese Crested DogMore than 50% of people permit their Chinese Crested Dogs to stay inside and sleep on the sofa or in their owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Chinese Crested Dog, here are our simple rules to follow when determining the type of house you want to build for your Chinese Crested Dog.

Building Your Chinese Crested Dog a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Chinese Crested Dog’s potential adult size. We enjoy having about 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Chinese Crested Dog will probably also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both people and Chinese Crested Dogs is about 33 percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Chinese Crested Dog will need get a tape measure and measure your Chinese Crested Dog. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Chinese Crested Dog when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Chinese Crested Dog should be able to peer out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Chinese Crested Dog will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Chinese Crested Dog and measure the width of the widest point of the Chinese Crested Dog’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your Chinese Crested Dog: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade bugs from entering the house, and taking your Chinese Crested Dog’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Chinese Crested Dog can use the warmth of its body to warm up the space if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Chinese Crested Dog to escape the inclement weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the front 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 snooze on.

Building a House for Your Chinese Crested Dog: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a bit angled in the direction of the opening and build the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Chinese Crested Dog’s Dog House

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

Chinese Crested Dog Dog House: Conclusion

If your Chinese Crested Dog stays outdoors then he deserves to have a pleasant place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your Chinese Crested Dog will help you begin.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Chinese Crested Dogs.

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