How To Calculate The Size Of The Dog Box
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Today we will learn how to correctly calculate the size of the dog box.
I would like to show two quite common situations that arise when choosing a street house for a four-legged friend. The first situation is that the owner loves her dog very much and, with all her kindness, she builds or buys a bigger booth for her, let her be there spacious. Or the second case, the owner in order to save money on the purchase of a finished booth or on the material for its construction, makes or acquires a booth “more compact”, since the price for it is not high. Of course, I exaggerate, but such options are more or less frequent. But the size of the booth is not an unimportant factor.
For what it is necessary to take into account the size of the booth – in order to choose the most convenient housing for your pet. After all, it is no secret that each dog is individual in terms of external physical parameters and it is necessary to pay attention to this when buying or building this product.
What are the best options for your dog? Let’s figure it out.
In order for the pet to feel comfortable, the dog box should not be too small, otherwise it will be cramped in it, and it should not be too spacious either – otherwise the pet will freeze in winter. The size of the box should be such that the dog is free to enter, turn around and lie down. Here, as shown in the photo.
Below I propose a scheme by which you can easily calculate the size of the booth, namely, such important parameters as width, depth, height, as well as the size of the manhole. To do this, measure the dog manually and project the result on the finished product.
H – the height of the dog from floor to head is equal to W – the width and height of the booth;
L – the length of the dog is equal to the depth of the booth;
h – width of the chest plus 5 cm is equal to the width of the manhole of the booth;
Wd – the height of the dog from floor to withers minus 5 cm is equal to the height of the manhole of the booth.
The resulting parameters take the basis of the internal space of the booth.
It is understandable to take measurements from an adult dog, which is unlikely to grow, but what if your pet is still a puppy? In this case, it is necessary to assume how to increase its dimensions when it grows up. It will not be difficult if you have a pedigree dog. Size information for each breed can be found on the web. And if you have a purebred dog or simply a mongrel, then here it is much more difficult, we act, so to speak, at random.
Manufacturers of dogs booths use averaged dimensions during construction. Conditionally divide all the breeds into 3 categories – small, medium and large. In accordance with this distinguish the following sizes.
Sizes for small breeds (toy poodle, pug, Pekingese, French Bulldog, Shih Tzu, Dachshund, Fox Terrier ) – 60 x 80 x 60 cm (width, depth, height).
Sizes for medium breeds (bull terrier, Shar Pei, English Bulldog, German Shepherd, Veho, Doberman, Boxer, Husky, Rottweiler ) – 80 x 110 x 80 cm (width, depth, height).
Sizes for large breeds (Great Dane, Irish Wolfhound, Nobleman, Alabai, Caucasian Shepherd Dog ) – 100 x 130 x 100 cm (width, depth, height).
The manhole size for large breeds is 50 x 40 cm, for medium and small breeds, the manhole size is made smaller.
Of course, these parameters are recommended.
Now you know how to measure a dog to calculate the size of the booth for it.
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Build a dog house.
How to make a dog house with your own hands.