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Whilst here at The Good Kennel Guide we are quite happy to be with our dogs 24/7 it is not always practical. So on those occassions when pooch has to be left alone it is sometimes nice to have the option of leaving them outdoors, in a safe comfortable environment, rather than shutting them indoors. We have tried to answer some of the more common questions that arise when looking at outdoor kenneling and picked some of our more stylish dog kennel finds for you to get excited over.

Are outdoor kennels good for dogs?

Outdoor kennels are a great option if you plan on leaving your dog unsupervised for a short while. While they're not meant to house your dog for long periods of time, they are a perfect option to keep your dog comfortable for a few hours each day.

What size outdoor kennel do I need?

Here is a simple guide to work out what sized kennel would be best for your dog.

Dog Weight Kennel Size (inches) Dog Breed
18-24 pounds 24″ (length) by 18″ (width) Pugs, Spaniels, Boston Terrier
26-40 pounds 30″ (length) by 22″ (width) Bulldogs, Corgis, Sky Terrier, Whippet
41-70 pounds 36″ (length) by 26″ (width) German Shepherds, Pointers, Portuguese Water Dogs
71-90 pounds 42″ (length) by 34″ (width) English Foxhunds, Giant Schnauzers, Great Pyrenes
91-110 pounds 48″ (length) by 36″ (width) Newfoundlands, Old English Sheepdogs
110-205 pounds 54″ (length) by 40″ (width) Akitas, Mastiffs, Great Dane

 

Is it ok to leave my dog outside while I'm out?

Most dogs will enjoy short periods of outdoor time rather than be kept indoors alone, however shelter should always be provided. It might be nice when you leave but who knows what could happen with our good old British weather before you return. A kennel is a great alternative for times when you cannot be there, but always make sure that fresh water is also available.

Is it possible to find a stylish dog kennel?

It most certainly is, here are a few of our favouites, enjoy.

Wooden Outdoor Dog Kennel with Sun Terrace. £49.95
Washable Outdoor Dog Teepee £29.26
Large Wooden Dog Kennel with Pitched Roof £86.47
XL Wooden Dog Kennel with Balcony £166.19
Medium Wooden Dog Kennel with Removable Floor for Easy Cleaning £69.99

 

See also:

Separation anxiety: Leaving your dog at home after lockdown

Essential Advice: how not to miss your dog

How can I Exercise my Dog in Winter?

 

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