Doghouse

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A wooden doghouse.

A doghouse, dog house, dogshed or kennel is a small shed commonly built in the shape of a house, a shelter intended for a dog. It is a structure in which a dog is kept and it is intended to provide a safe place to dogs outdoors. Doghouses are also used for other pets, such as rabbits in enclosed yards.

Generally, people buy a doghouse to provide a secure and private place for their pet and protect it from various weather conditions[1]. Many materials can be used for making doghouses, such as wood, plastic, resin, and hardboard.

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Doghouse

Humans often build "houses" for domestic animals, often resembling smaller versions of human domiciles. These include bird-houses, hen-houses/chicken-coops and doghouses; while housed agricultural animals more often live in barns and stables. Doghouses are often used when the dog is outdoors in the garden, and on areas around a farm where the dog guards the possessions of the owners from unwanted/unexpected people or animals. A doghouse is made of insulating material (often wood) to prevent loss of heat except for a front opening where the dog will enter. The roof is almost always waterproof material. The roof of a doghouse is built to prevent snow or rain from collecting. Often, the owner of the pet should be able to open or remove the roof.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dog house". smarthomekitz.com. Smart Home Kitz.

External links[edit]

  • Ron Hazelton's HouseCalls—Includes step-by-step video instructions and free blueprints for a custom doghouse.
  • All About Dog Houses—Information about constructing or purchasing a doghouse, the history of doghouses, doghouse terminology, and plans for a DIY doghouse.
  • Building a Small Dog House Includes detailed images with the construction process, as well as a list with the materials and tools needed for the project.
  • Eamon Aldrich: Doghouse Architect—Humorous article about a fictional celebrity doghouse architect that includes lots of interesting and detailed information about doghouse design and construction.