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What Size Dog Kennel Do I Need

How Do I Choose The Right Size Dog Kennel?

It’s important to choose the right size kennel for your dog for a number of reasons.

 If the kennel is too big your dog may:

  • Find it hard to keep warm in the colder months because there is too much space for its body heat to warm up
  • Not feel so secure‚ÄĒdogs like to feel enclosed in their secure little den
  • Start to use the extra space as a toilet

If the kennel is too small your dog may:

  • Be uncomfortable and stressed
  • Develop destructive behaviours and attempt to escape
  • Get too hot in the summer months¬†

How Big Is Your Dog?

It might be an obvious question but you need to take into account not only how big your dog is now but how large it will become as a fully-grown adult.

In general terms, your dog should be able to sit up, lie down with paws outstretched, and turn around comfortably without touching the sides of the kennel.

Remember that male and female dogs may differ in size and cross-breeding may also influence size.

Please measure your pet and add 5 to 10cms to both the length (when standing) and the height (sitting) of your dog.

Do this before purchasing a kennel as the following is a guide ONLY.

The following dog breeds are ideally suited to our Somerzby range of kennels:

Single Kennels

XL Single Kennel Sizing Guide

Extra Large (XL) Single Kennel

American Pit Bull, Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund, French Bulldog, King Charles  Spaniel, Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Schnauzer, Shetland Sheepdog, Welsh  Terrier, Border Collie, Beagle, Stafford Terrier, Labrador, Golden Retriever, Basset Hound, Belgian Sheepdog, Bull Terrier,  Bulldog, Chinese Shar-Pei, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel, Harrier,  Schnauzer, Welsh Corgi, and other dogs of a similar size.

 

XXL Single Kennel Sizing Guide

Extra, Extra Large (XXL) Single Kennel

Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Labrador, Australian Shepherd, Border Collie,  Boxer, Chow-Chow, Dalmatian, Doberman Pinscher, Golden Retriever, Irish Setter,  Labrador Retriever, Siberian Husky, Alaskan malamute, collie, German shepherd, giant schnauzer, greyhound,  bloodhound, and other dog breeds of similar size.

Cubby Single Kennel Sizing Guide

Cubby - Single Door Kennel with Covered Porch

Pomeranian, Maltese Terrier, Jack Russell, Beagle, Shihtzu, Corgi, French Bulldog, Pug, Toy Poodle, Fox Terrrier, Miniature Schnauzer, Chihuahua, and other dog breeds of similar size.

Our Single Dog Kennel Products

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Dog Kennel - X Large Single Door - The Cabin

 
 
$150.00
 
NEW STYLE Easy Clean! Lift open roof, pull-out timber floor and plastic flap style door to kennel opening. Suits medium to large dog and is available in stylish Charcoal trim colour. Please check dimensions suit your dog(s)

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Dog House - The Somerzby XL Cubby with Covered Porch

 
 
$170.00
 
The Cubby Dog House gives your dog a place to escape the elements, includes a covered porch and constructed with rot resistant fir timber means this dog house will endure years of use with very little maintenance.

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Dog Kennel - XX Large Single Door Somerzby Haven

 
 
$210.00
 
NEW STYLE Extra, Extra Large Outdoor Kennel! Lift open roof, pull-out timber floor and plastic flap style door to kennel opening. Suits medium to large dog and is available in stylish Charcoal trim colour. Please check dimensions suit your dog(s)

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Double Kennels

XL Double Kennel Sizing Guide

Extra Large (XL) Double Kennel

Border Terrier, Boston Terrier, Jack Russel Terrier, Miniature Dachshund, Maltese, Pug, Miniature Poodle, Tibetan Spaniel, Yorkshire Terrier, Cavalier King Charles, and other dogs of a similar size.

 

XXL Double Kennel Sizing Guide

Extra, Extra Large (XXL) Double Kennel

Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Labrador, Australian Shepherd, Border Collie,  Boxer, Chow-Chow, Dalmatian, Doberman Pinscher, Golden Retriever, Irish Setter,  Labrador Retriever, Siberian Husky, Alaskan malamute, collie, German shepherd, giant schnauzer, greyhound,  bloodhound, and other dog breeds of similar size.

 

Our Double Dog Kennels

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Dog Kennel - X Large Double Door - The Duplex

 
 
$160.00
 
NEW STYLE Easy Clean! Double Dog Kennel with lift open roof, solid timber floor. Suits 2 x medium dogs and is available in stylish Charcoal trim colour. Please check dimensions suit your dog(s)

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Dog Kennel - XX Large Double Door - The Den

 
 
$250.00
 
NEW STYLE Easy Clean! Extra, Extra Large Double Dog Kennel with lift open roof, solid timber floor. Suits 2 x medium/Large dogs and is available in stylish Charcoal trim colour. Please check dimensions suit your dog(s)

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Large Dog House - Somerzby Grand XXX Large Double Kennel

 
 
$340.00
 
The Grand Double Door Dog House features lift open roof, timber floor and plastic flap style door to kennel opening. Suits medium to large dog and is available in stylish Charcoal trim colour.

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Large Dog House - Somerzby Grand XXX Large Double Kennel with Front Deck

 
 
$430.00
 
The Grand Double Door Dog House with spacious front porch features lift open roof, timber floor and plastic flap style door to kennel opening.

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Is Your Dog An Adult Or A Puppy?

If your dog is well toilet trained you can choose a more spacious kennel that allows your dog to move around more.

This is especially true if you expect your dog to spend a lot of time outdoors and in its kennel.

If your dog is still in the toilet training phase and you have chosen a kennel to suit its eventual adult size then you should consider reducing the internal size of the kennel with wooden dividers or extra padding.

This will reduce the likelihood of toileting accidents and will help keep your puppy warmer and more comfortable in the colder months.

Give your favourite Fido the security and protection of a superior crafted Somerzby wooden dog kennel.

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