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anybody have any dog house suggestions for an outside chainlink kennel (kennel is 10'x5')?

i've seen those igloos and the barrel types; i'm not sure if there are any significant differences.

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thanks for the suggestions.

i think i'll go with the k-9 kondo barrel type; i like the fact that it is elevated to avoid the rain.
 

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Here's a direct link to the plans cited above (PDF reader required)

http://animalhumanesociety.org/PDF/doghouse_plan.pdf

The only thing they seem to leave out, is ceiling insulation, which is important innorthern climates. I don't put down insulation in the floor, but do use a rubber stall mat for comfort.

If you make the top 36" in width, you can use a single piece of "ice and water barrier" or similar to ensure it won't leak even if flat (or very low pitch). I find that 1/4"/foot is sufficient to prevent pooling of water, but still allows the dog to lay on top.

I personally don't hinge the roof, just make it lift off. I run 5/4 x 4 trim board. This allows me to prop the roof up on 2" blocks in the summer for ventilation, but still have rain protection.

If you've got a chewer, you'll need to put metal edging on outside corners--wallboard L trim works well and is inexpensive.

Here's a look at the type of inside I build:



And some additional plans (you are looking at the back corner):


Hope that helps.


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