Dog House Sizing Guide

By: Allen

It’s more important to make sure you purchase an appropriately sized dog house than you might think. Your dog will feel safe and secure when stay in the right sized dog house.

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So, taking the time to measure him and determine the appropriate size is one of the most crucial parts of shopping. You can start exploring our amazing selection once you figure out the right size of the dog house your dog needs.

Measuring Your Dog

Your dog’s weight is a good starting point in determining the appropriate dog house size. However, if your breed is between sizes or your dog’s weight doesn’t accurately reflect his body size, it’s best to measure your dog.

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  • The dog house needs to be just suitable for your dog, not too small or big.
  • An enough space for your dog to enter, turn around, and lie down is vital.
  • And during the colder months, your pet’s body heat retention may be sacrificed if the house is too big.

 

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Following these easy steps can be a guide for you to choose the perfect dog house for your special family member.

1. Determine Dog House Door Size

  • 3/4 as tall as your dog’s shoulder-to-ground measurement can be a suitable height for a dog house door. Multiply this figure by 0.75 to determine the appropriate door height.
  • For dogs typically lower their heads to enter, large doors aren’t necessary.

Example: If your dog’s shoulder-to-ground measurement is 20 inch, the door should be at least 15 inch tall.

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2. Determine Dog House Height

  • Measure your dog from head to ground. You have got to buy a dog house that’s at least 30 percent taller than this measurement, but please try not to go more than 50 percent taller, which may lead to your dog has trouble in keeping warm.
  • Multiply this figure by 1.3 and 1.5 to determine the minimum and maximum heights of the dog house.

Example: If your dog is 25 inch tall, the total dog house height should be between 32.5 and 37.5 inch tall.

3. Determine Dog House Length and Width

  • The width and length of a dog house would better to be at least 25 percent larger than your dog’s nose-to-flank length.
  • To calculate your dog from her nose to the base of her tail, and multiply the result by 1.25.

Example: If your dog’s length is 24 in., the dog house needs to be at least 30 in. wide on each side.

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by Meryl M