When pondering the need for a house for your dog, a number of variables should be taken into consideration. Dog houses come in different shapes, sizes and materials. Some dog houses are meant to be permanent structures for year-round protection from the weather, while others are temporary; such as could be used for a camping trip.

Suncast Large Deluxe Dog House with FREE Doors - DH350

The Suncast Large Deluxe Dog House is for dogs who weigh between76 and 120 lbs. It is constructed with a tough light-weight resin, so at 26.7 pounds, it is fairly easy to relocate or move around. For more clearance from the ground, many people secure these houses to wooden shipping pallets.

Pros:

· Fairly inexpensive

· Durable resin construction with crowned floor

· For dogs up to 100 pounds

· Easy snap-together assembly

· Includes vinyl doors and letters to personalize with your pet's name

· Door opening: 13-3/4 in. W x 19-1/2in. H

· Dimensions: 33 in. W x 38-1/2 in. D x 32 in. H

Cons:

· Made of plastic that some dogs like to chew

· A bit flimsy for very large dogs

· May not last very long depending on the size and energy level of the dog.

Suncast DH350 Dog House
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Etna Waterproof Pet Retreat Portable Dog House

The Etna Waterproof Pet Retreat is basically a covered cot that temporarily protects your smaller pets (under 80 pounds) from the sun whilst camping. It weighs only 4.2 pounds and so is an ideal solution for backpacking or hiking. It is elevated about 4 inches above the ground, which provides good ventilation for use in hot weather or at the beach.

Pros:

· Durable cot keeps pets elevated off ground

· Structured cover protects pets from the elements

· Cot and cover are made water-resistant

· Frame is metal withstand all elements, Breathable Mesh Floor and Back

· Perfect indoors and outdoors, Lightweight and easy to move

· Strong, hand washable material

· Very inexpensive

Cons:

· Flimsy construction

· Only suitable for smaller dogs

Merry Products Wood Pet Home- Room With A View

The Room with a View Pet House is an indoor/outdoor structure specially designed for smaller animals in your home. Constructed of kiln-dried wood treated with natural color stains to enhance its appearance and durability, the lower lounge area has a raised bottom to keep pets dry and features steps along the side of the house that lead to a rooftop balcony where your pet can sun-bathe and play. The construction is lightweight, easy to handle and has a calming, natural scent. The pet house includes simple instructions, with easily assembled, knock-down panels and a removable roof top for easy cleaning.

Pros:

· Durable pet home ideal for indoor or outdoor use

· Made from kiln-dried cedar and treated with natural color stains

· Designed for smaller pets

· Easy 20-minute assembly with included hardware and instructions

· Includes balcony, latticework, and side steps

Cons:

· Not suitable for medium or large dogs

· Stairs are a bit steep

Features and Specifications:

- Stable cellular structure of wood withstands humidity and extreme temperatures
- Intricately designed lattice fencing
- Natural scent of wood creates a calming and pleasant atmosphere
- Removable Roof Top and Bottom Panels for Easy Cleaning
- May be re-stained like any other wood
- Raised Bottom Design Keeps Pets Dry
- Removable Roof Top and Bottom Panels for Easy Cleaning

Arf Frame Dog House with Dark Frame

The Arf Frame Dog House is a Real Wood Home for your woofer. One of Pet Squeak's most popular Dog Houses, the Arf-Frame provides your pet their own comfortable habitat. The Arf Frame Dog House is a "Close Fitting" habitat for many breeds of dog who prefer a tighter den. If your dog requires more space, consider purchasing this house in the next larger size. Please compare listed dimensions to the size of your pet.

Pet Squeak Wood Dog Houses are designed to be Affordable, Durable, Easy to Assemble, and Comfortable for your pet. The Primary Wood in Pet Squeak Dog Houses is Cunninghamia Lanceolata, commonly referred to as "White Cedar" or "Stained Whitewood." This special wood is renowned for it's strong fresh aroma, pest resistance, and appearance. Most of our Wood Dog Houses ship right to your door via UPS or FedEx and require only the assembly of a few panels, normally taking only 20-45 minutes until your pet has their "Own Place."

Pros:

· Easy Assembly

· Naturally Weather-Resistant, Non Toxic

· Lightweight and Durable

· Raised Floor

· This product's workmanship and material quality is guaranteed for one year from the date of purchase, under normal conditions.

Cons:

· Could be easier to assemble

Features:

· Easy Assembly

· Fir Construction

· Lightweight and Durable

· Solid Wood

· Raised Floor

· Naturally Weather-Resistant

· Non Toxic

· Sheet lined inner-roof

Dimensions and Pet Sizes

Weight is the easiest factor in determining the appropriate dog house size, but factors such as breed traits and personality may also be factors. In general, dogs prefer domains that are slightly larger than their body and just large enough to lay down and turn around comfortably.

Extra Small House Dimensions

· External: 22.25W x 22D x 22.75H inches

· Internal: 17W x 16D x 17H inches

· Door Opening: 7.75W x 10.25H inches

· Pets up to 15 Lbs


Small House Dimensions

· External: 27.25W x 20.75D x 29H inches

· Internal: 20W x 15.25D x 23H inches

· Door Opening: 8.25W x 13H inches

· Pets up to 30 Lbs


Medium House Dimensions

· External: 33.25W x 27.5D x 32H inches

· Internal: 24.5W x 20D x 26.5H inches

· Door Opening: 9.75W x 15.25H inches

· Pets up to 50 Lbs

Large House Dimensions

· External: 32.25W x 46D x 36H inches

· Internal Dimensions: 29.5 H x 26.25 W x 35.5 D

· Door Opening: 11.75W x 18H inches

Pets up to 80 Lbs

Petsfit Dog House, Dog House Outdoor

The Petsfit Dog House is an outdoor house made of painted natural cedar with asphalt roofing and a white wood trim. The exterior is treated with WATER-BASED paint which is safer for your pet. The house is easy to set up with just a few steps thanks to the pre-drilled holes. This house features an off-center entrance that provides increased shelter and more space for turning around.

Small size can hold most small dogs; Medium and Large size can hold medium dogs like golden retriever; X-Large size can hold large dogs like Alaska.

Outer dimension:

S: 33.7 L X 22.6W X 22.9H

M: 40.8L X 26W X 27.6H

L: 44.1L X 30.5W X 31.7H

XL: 45.6L X 30.9W X 32.1H

Pros:

· REINFORCED floor, perfect size for pets up to 140 pounds

· Removable floor and hinged roof for easy cleaning

· Slanted roof and groove design to ensure good drainage, the eave shields the weather

· Raised floor and the plastic feet to keep the moisture outdoors, flap included

· Made from kiln dried cedar and treated with natural color stain, easily assemble with pre-drilled hole

Cons:

· Not suitable for very large dogs

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