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    Looking into adding onto the kennels and have been kicking around a new puppy whelping room. I'll have about a 7x30 space to work with. Narrow obviously but it what it is. Anyone have any great experience or ideas? Any pics you could share would be great. I already know about floor drains and puppy proof materials for walls and such. Hoping someone has built one with a good layout, etc. I'm considering having two whelping/play areas at each end of the room in case of a dual or overlapping litter(s), with a small sink and cabinet unit centered along one wall. Open to ideas though!

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    You need to run over to Phil & Scotty's between Old River and Dayton and check out their whelping house. Very well thought out. It's also in working condition with 11 chocolate babies in the whelping box.
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    You will probably laugh at my whelping box idea. I use a baby pool with cans rolled up in newspaper along the sides. Use newspaper for bedding. Easy to keep clean and removable when not in use. I don' have a lot of space so it's a working solution for me. No need for drains either.

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    Good inovation! I alreayd have a durawhelp box which is great. Looking at building an actual structure to house the critters and associated "stuff" they use as they grow. Wanting to be able to have a climate controlled space that is large enough for them to be in all day and is easy to clean/sanatize and where I can prepare meals and weigh them and such without having to run in and out of my house.

    I've seen some pics of tile floors in the puppy area but I'm not sure how easy that grout would be to keep clean vs. regular sealed concrete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Maddox View Post
    Brad
    You need to run over to Phil & Scotty's between Old River and Dayton and check out their whelping house. Very well thought out. It's also in working condition with 11 chocolate babies in the whelping box.
    Yeah I forgot about that, good idea. Been needing to go that way for a while. Thanks

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    I believe that Scotty's whelping house is 11x20. Has 2 window units, 2 ceiling fans, 5x6 pvc whelping box, deep mud sink, speckled flooring with one side of the baseboards that can be lifted up on tracks so the floors can be sprayed down. It has 2 doggy doors that lead out to an airing porch. Really nice!!! Ill try to post some pics.
    Last edited by David Maddox; 07-07-2014 at 10:53 PM.
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    I'm not quite as fortunate as Scotty. My whelping room is my breakfast room with Scotty's whelping box-LOL
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    Dancin' Dreamer Kate-MH (•FC-"FINN",QAA-"Coal"-MNHofF, QAAs-"Tank", QAA-"Allie", MH-"Tease", QAA-"Hardy", MNH-Ruby)

    RIP Sweet mama Dancy!!!

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    Yea that's where I've been David. As they become toddlers they take over half my office. Takes a while to clean, so looking to stream line things around here.

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    Contact Angela at Oakridge Kennels in NC.
    She has a new whelping/puppy room with inside and outside play areas
    Epoxy floor and drains with special crates for them "as they grow".
    Ask her for some pictures.
    She provides whelping services for serious hunt test and field trial breedings.
    She can be reached at Angela@ncduckdogs.com

    Terry

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    Thanks Terry, I'll check with her.

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