Small Composite Insulated Doghouse
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Simply put this is one of the best dog houses you can provide for your dog!
These composite dog houses feature an engineered wood panel with the look and texture of rough-sawn cedar and are made in the USA!
These homes have superior strength characteristics and are more dent, scratch, moisture, and insect resistant than most traditional cedar houses. Another feature of our engineered wood panels is that they arrive completely finished ready for assembly and use - no painting or weather sealing is required!
Your new house is composed of 7 pre-assembled panels including:
The floor, 4 walls and 2 roof panels.
Each home is supplied with all the necessary screws and instructions for easy assembly. All that you require to assemble one of our dog houses is a power screwdriver and approximately 10-15 minutes.
Features Of The Small Insulated Dog House:
Panel-Abode™ Engineered Panel System – features a simulated rough-sawn cedar finish making the house stronger, provides for longevity and more dimensionally-stable than other cedar dog houses, with resistance to dents, scratching, warping, insects and moisture.
High Quality Insulation Package - Features true foam insulation up to 1 1/2 inches thick – no other gimmicks, and the floor is insulated as well as all 4 walls, and the roof panels unlike many other homes in the marketplace.
Pre-Finished / Easy Assembly – this house will require less maintenance and is completely finished ready for easy assembly in approximately 10 minutes! - Some cedar houses may require sealing or staining to prevent discoloration and premature weathering.
Vented Ridge Cap – This feature provides ventilation and allows heat to escape in summer, keeping your dog much cooler.
Raised Feet – Having the house elevated with raised feet prevents the base from scratching finished deck surfaces, provides air circulation underneath the house, & protects the membrane on the base of home.
High Quality Solid Locking Door – Professionally engineered and manufactured in the USA from the high quality materials including powder-coated color-matching aluminum frame, shatter-resistant clear acrylic self-closing door panels, and lock.
Offset Door – Offsetting the door provides a larger windbreak and area out of the direct sun or heavy wind - a centered door increases exposure to foul weather and the direct sunlight.
Roof Pitch and Overhang - The steeper roof pitch and larger overhang help shed rain and snow better than dog houses - roofline slopes away from door to prevent rain from dripping on your dog!
Slide-Lock™ True Removable Roof System – You can easily remove the roof panels in seconds without any tools for fast cleaning and puppy observation of you are raising them.
Fine Furniture Grade Mahogany Liner For The Dog House Interior - To protect the doghouse insulation layer, this house features 1/4" layer of furniture-grade mahogany. This material forms the liner inside the insulated dog house.
Attention To The Little Details - The dog house floors (base) and roof panels are framed with select-grade spruce lumber.
A thick latex coating seals the entire base to protect it from moisture providing superior protection as compared to treated lumber.
Raised nylon feet are provided to protect this coating and to ensure your dog house does not scratch the surface of your deck or other surface area.
They also provide air circulation under the dog house.
The Breeds And Those Related This House Is Designed For:
This small highly weather-proof dog house is designed specifically for toy or smaller breed dogs including Chihuahua, Pug, Pomeranian size dogs and other small breeds weighing less than about twelve pounds.
This insulated dog house features laminated engineered panel technology, a thick layer of true foam insulation, an easy to remove roof system, a vented ridge cap and raised feet.
Small Insulated Dog House Specifications:
Recommended for small dog breeds up to 12 lbs.
External Dimensions 20" Width 23" Depth 17 3/4" Height.
Internal Dimensions 13 1/4" Width 16" Depth 11 3/4" Height.
Door Type Premium All Weather Dog Door Door Size 6 1/2" Wide 7 1/4" High.
Roof / Base Insulation 1 1/2" Wall Insulation 1".
Weight 29 lbs.
Why Invest In A Composite Dog House?
Simply put because it is good for the environment as well as your dog, there are no trees cut down for the construction of these homes.
Another reason that doesn’t relate to the environment is longevity, a composite dwelling will last a lot longer than wood because it will not decay and rot like most other products. A plastic house can emit toxic fuses that are not good for your pet.
Lastly these dwellings require almost no maintenance when compared to wood products that will require staining or painting for them to hold up against the elements.
Dog Measurements For Selecting The Right Size Dog House.
Try to perform these measurements with your dog in a relaxed standing position if possible.
Total Dog Length –
Measure from the base of your dog's tail to the end of your dog’s nose. (See diagram above)
This measurement should be smaller than or equal to the width and depth of the dog houses interior dimensions.
If you reside in an area with very cold winters, we recommend the interior dimensions of the house don't exceed the total length of your dog by more than 50% unless you invest in a dog house heater.
Total Height Of Your Dog –
Measure from the floor to the top your dog's head. (See diagram above)This measurement should be smaller than, or equal to the height of the dog houses internal height measurement.
The doghouse interior height can be up to 50% more than the total height of the dog and still provide excellent heat retention during cold weather.
For regions with extreme cold, we recommend the interior height of the house doesn't exceed the total height of the dog by more than 50% unless your dog house is equipped with a heat source.
Shoulder Height Of Your Dog –
Measure from the floor to the top of your dog's front shoulder. (See diagram above)The door opening height of the house should be a minimum of 75% of this measurement to allow for comfortable entrance and exit.
If you own an older dog that may have mobility issues you may want to select a larger door than is recommended for an average dog.
Body Width Of Your Dog –
Measure the width of your dog at its widest point, ideally this would be the width of the front shoulders. (See diagram above)The width of the door opening should be a minimum of 1" larger than the total width of the dog in order to allow movement in and out of the house easily.
Get help with dog house questions at our Dog House Information page:
How to buy a dog house online.
Understanding how a dog house kit works.
Your dog house design options.
Considering a dog house insulation option.