Selecting Your Dog Kennel

Selecting Your Dog Kennel

Getting a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have. It is all about you giving it a good life and the best conditions to make it look healthy and attractive. That is why it is so important to have the best type of kennel for your dog.

Factors to Consider When Selecting a Kennel Depend On The Breed Of The Dog

Dog breeds are grouped differently, depending on people’s definition of “breed”, but in this case, we will interpret breed as the function the dog serves. They include:

•    Working dogs
These are dogs whose main jobs include ensuring security at various places, going for rescue missions and small lifting and pulling tasks. Due to their nature of work, these breeds of dogs are larger in size and stronger. This breed requires large kennels with adequate space to allow them to rest after a strenuous job. The fact that these dogs are strong adds to the advantage that they are less vulnerable and, therefore, more economical in terms of materials needed for kennel construction and medical care. Examples of this breed are Great Dane and Siberian Husky.

•    Herding dogs
These are dogs bred to be able to guide other animals to move in a preferred direction. They are almost the same size as the working dogs, but they are more like pets. They are gentle and very intelligent. They require large kennels that are similar to the kennels of working dogs. Example - low-set corgi.

•    Sporting dogs
These are dogs bred for sporting activities like swimming, running competitions, and hunting, among others. These are very active dogs. They are small in size and thus require small kennels that are well constructed. They can be home pets too. Examples - spaniels and setters.

•    Companion dogs
These are dogs that are largely used as pets. They are small in size and very delicate. They are the most expensive breeds of dogs as they require medical attention and high standards of cleanliness. They require small sizes of kennels made of high quality material for maintenance of temperature and other weather conditions like sunlight.

•    Non-sporting dogs
This category has different appearances of various dogs. They require kennels according to their sizes. Some are small, while others are a little bit larger. Some have heavy coats and others light. This translates to difference in material for kennel construction. The heavy coat ones may be more economical, as opposed to the light coat ones. Examples are chow-chow, Keeshond and Schipperke, among others.

No matter what the breed or size of the dog, all dogs require kennel, food and body hygiene as well as frequent exercise for their well-being and for them to serve their expected purposes.

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