How to Build Your King Charles Spaniel a House

Posted by on Mar 14, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, King Charles Spaniel, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your King Charles Spaniel a House

Build a House for Your King Charles SpanielOver 50 percent of owners allows their King Charles Spaniels to stay inside and sleep on their sofa or in their owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are wondering how to build a dog house for your King Charles Spaniel, following are some easy rules to follow when deciding what type of shelter you want to build for your King Charles Spaniel.

How to Build a Dog House for Your King Charles Spaniel: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your King Charles Spaniel’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having about two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The King Charles Spaniel will also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both humans and King Charles Spaniels is around 33% of their standing height. To figure out how much space the King Charles Spaniel will need get out a ruler and measure your King Charles Spaniel. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the King Charles Spaniel when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your King Charles Spaniel should be able to see out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the King Charles Spaniel won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand above the King Charles Spaniel and measure the width of the widest point of the King Charles Spaniel’s shoulders.

How to Build Your King Charles Spaniel a Dog House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To discourage bugs from entering the house, and taking your King Charles Spaniel’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the King Charles Spaniel can use the warmth of its body to heat the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will allow your King Charles Spaniel to escape the nasty weather. Your animal can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved King Charles Spaniel would probably love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

Building a House for Your King Charles Spaniel: Weather Resistant

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

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your King Charles Spaniel’s House

5. It’s suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your King Charles Spaniel a house. This makes it easier for you to clean out your King Charles Spaniel’s house. You should empty out your King Charles Spaniel’s house as frequently as you give your King Charles Spaniel a bath.

King Charles Spaniel Dog House: Conclusion

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

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