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Building a custom dog house

Independent construction tips for the professional at Leisure

October 2008

Our guard dogs provide an invaluable service and they deserve a custom dog house, a canine mansion worthy of their services. 

Now I see that there are other dog mansions, some great home living ideas for the upscale pooch:

Dog Mansion Ideas

This page documents the building of a custom dog house, and follow-up photo's will document each step in the construction. 


Our custom dog house will feature a wrap-around runway so that the dogs will have a full view of their territory, and have full air-conditioning for the inside area.  Another customization will be convex drains in all areas and in-ground water spigots for constant fresh water.


Custom Dog House - Front View


The custom dog house will have a 3-level roofline with a cupola on top with a dog weather vane.



Custom dog house - roof line


From the side, we see the Greek columns which add a elegance to the dog house and serve as anchors for the wrought iron screens covering the outdoor run areas:



Custom dog house - side view


The custom dog house floor plan shows the interior areas in yellow, with five foot runs on two sides:


Main dog house floor design


Custom dog house rests on a 15' by 30' poured concrete slab with french drains and water.


Custom dog house construction steps



Here are the drains and gravel, before pouring the concrete foundation:



Here is the custom slab, immediately after pouring:







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