How to Build Your Old English Terrier a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 24, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Old English Terrier, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Old English Terrier a Dog House

Build a House for Your Old English TerrierGreater than 50% of owners permit their Old English Terriers to live indoors and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of y’all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Old English Terrier, here are our easy rules to follow when considering the type of shelter you want to build for your Old English Terrier.

Building Your Old English Terrier a House: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Old English Terrier’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having around two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Old English Terrier will probably also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both people and Old English Terriers is about thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Old English Terrier will need get a tape measure and measure your Old English Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Old English Terrier when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Old English Terrier should be able to gaze out the front door when both standing up and sitting. So the Old English Terrier won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Old English Terrier and measure the width of the widest point of the Old English Terrier’s shoulders.

Building Your Old English Terrier a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from invading the house, and taking your Old English Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Old English Terrier can use the warmth of its body to heat the area if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will help your Old English Terrier to escape the nasty weather. Your Old English Terrier can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Old English Terrier would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

Building Your Old English Terrier a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit tilted in the direction of the entryway and build the roof a bit tilted, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

4. In the US most storms come from the south and west so make sure the house faces a different direction. Most house blueprints recommend that the dog house doorway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the doorway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Old English Terrier’s Dog House

5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Old English Terrier a house. This makes it easier for you to clean your Old English Terrier’s home. You should empty out your Old English Terrier’s house as frequently as you give your Old English Terrier a bath.

Old English Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

If your Old English Terrier stays outside then he deserves to have a suitable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Old English Terrier will help you get started.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Old English Terriers.

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