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    Default Building a Dog Kennel for my new Amstaff Pup...

    Hey guys, anyone have any useful input into a design / plan i could put forward to my new build.
    Was thinking of making a fairly large rectangular kennel, with a pitched roof and made of treated pine.

    What would you guys recommend for a growing pup and what design.
    Any pics of your own kennels would be helpful aswell.

    Thanks guys!

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    Gday mate.

    I'm about to build 2 big ones for my new dog pens. Havnt settled on a design yet but i think it's gunna be somthing like this.....

    http://www.ronhazelton.com/projects/...og_house#steps

    A hinged colourbond roof so i can hose them out and dry off is a good idea too.

    And if your dogs a chewer it might be wrth staying away from treated timber.
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    Haha it is an AmStaff so it will definitely be a chewer. If you are handy with a welder maybe a steel frame? lol

    I just had a plastic one for Harley. He slept inside for a few months when he was a puppy though, he used it for maybe two winters. It was too hot in summer for him. When Bella became big enough she booted him out though (typical female).

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Just put a doggy door in and your house becomes the kennel!

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    I dont want the dog in the house, because of the chewing lol.

    But yer what would you guys recomend other than if treated pine is out of the question?

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    I'm gunna use plywood and pine. And a lick of paint.

    LOL....no use using doggy doors for my 2. A human could fit through it anyway.


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    I'm talking everything. What material should i use for the base (be aware it'll be sitting on grass the kennel)
    What material for the roof and walls. The type of timber that will sustain the weather and termites. And if i should hinge the roof?

    Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMicky54321 View Post
    I dont want the dog in the house, because of the chewing lol.

    But yer what would you guys recomend other than if treated pine is out of the question?
    Mate, staffy's need human companionship, buy a crate to keep him contained while you're asleep, keep plenty of chew toys for him and keep an eye on him. Sure if you need somewhere to keep him while you're away from home then sure build a kennel, but please don't just keep your staffy as an outdoor only dog, it really isn't fair on your dog

    p.s if your dog is a female, switch him with her in the above lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    Mate, staffy's need human companionship, buy a crate to keep him contained while you're asleep, keep plenty of chew toys for him and keep an eye on him. Sure if you need somewhere to keep him while you're away from home then sure build a kennel, but please don't just keep your staffy as an outdoor only dog, it really isn't fair on your dog

    p.s if your dog is a female, switch him with her in the above lol
    I agree! They crave human contact. My two are only inside when I am home and go out as soon as it is our bed time and when we are at work. When they are puppies it is also best to keep them inside out of the weather.

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    I will have them as in home dogs. I just dont want it in the house when me and/or my family are out or at work.

    I might use that video posted above and build a pine / plywood kennel big enough for him.

    Just thought that alot of this forum's users would have built their own kennels in the past.

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