Question by nikkibeany1: How big should a great dane’s dog house be?
My husband is planning on building our dog a dog house for outside. We have great dane mix puppy only about 5 months old, he’s far from being full grown so i’m not sure what his full grown measurements will be. How big should an average great danes dog house be? we’ve looked at a few designs and we want to build one with a door on the front left side and inside it has a little half wall kind of thing so he can go to the right side and be blocked from the wind and rain and everything else. any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Rescue Member – STOP JUDGING… anywhere in my question did i say i lock him outside all the time? No i did not. I love my dog and he is a great companion. did it ever occur to you that when i do put him outside on occasion, that i would like him to feel just as loved as if he was inside with me? have you ever had so much company that you want your dog outside so he doesn’t bother them? i don’t want to just put him out in my back yard, this house is for him to be in when he just can’t be inside with me! Thank you for all your help!
Answer by cowgirl_kir
the ideal dog house should be large enough for the dog to stand up in and turn around in without hitting the wall. so basically you need a cubby house!!!!! i have no idea what the actual measurements for a full grown great dane is but its gunna have to be BIG!! good luck
Answer by nerakian
Depending on the mix part I would say that he will get to at least 3.5ft at the withers (shoulders) and will be slim if kept on a good diet and gets exercise. I would plan on a rather large dog house. The extra large air kennels will house a Dane so maybe you could take some measurements from there and add some to accomadate him. I would dare to say double the size, I had two and used a playhouse as a dog house. You want to make sure that it is not too big or it won’t be able to keep him warm.
Answer by Goldengal
Geeze it might be cheaper to buy a shed! I’m not kidding either. Danes get very big and you know already that they dont do well out in the cold of winter. Their skin to too thin to with stand the bitter cold.
Answer by spaz050201
Well first off what is he mixed with? I would make it big enough that he will not out grow it over the winter, but I am sure by next winter he will need a new one (if he is mixed with another big dog)… Make sure that there is enough room for him to stand up, and turn around but dont make it so big that he will get cold because its not holding in enough heat for him.
What I would do for now, is look around at garage sales and get something that would last until you know he is full grown and then build him the dog house… something that he will be able to continue to use.
Answer by Yo LO!
I’m with Goldengal! It’s probably cheaper to just buy a small shed and install a LARGE dog door in the side of it! It’ll be easier to clean too!
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