13 fun & functional doghouses

Winners of our design contest show how far some will go to make life cozy for their dogs

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As if our canine pets weren’t spoiled enough―all they have to do is wag a tail and they get fed and housed for free―some of them have digs to bark about as well. 

PIctured: Wild West town doghouse from Brian and Debrah Nelson, Corona, CA.

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Buddy, a German shepherd mix from Bothell, WA, has a home that includes two glass windows, two insulated rooms outdoor lighting, and a partially covered deck made of split bamboo. Photo from Frank Chang.

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A Southwest adobe doghouse from Carol Davison of Temecula, CA.

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Lighthouse doghouse from Hap and Barbara Arnold of Gig Harbor, WA.

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Log cabin doghouse from Kate Wood of Fairbanks, AK.

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Converted wine barrel doghouse from Carol Beil, Phoenix, AZ.

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Franny and Zoey's patio home. Photo from Sharon Fisher of Newport Coast, CA.

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A Tibetan temple-style doghouse for a Lhasa apso from Janet Keene of Carmel, CA.

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Millie Jensen of Gig Harbor, WA, sent in this an architectural doghouse designed by Stephen Bobbitt of Seattle.

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The roof pops off of this Weimaraner's house for easy cleaning (see next page). Photo by Eric Peterson of Long Beach, CA.

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The view's even better now. Eric Peterson shows how easy it is to clean his Weimaraner's pop-top doghouse.

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Belle's tower, sent in by Suzanne Chillcott of San Diego, CA.

How to build a doghouse

Photo: Peter O. Whiteley

Free plans: Build a stylish dog house

This stylish ranch-style dog house is made from three sheets of plywood and is big enough for a large dog. Redwood lattice battens and a shed roof create the rustic ranch-house look.

A little arbor of 2-by-2s above the door adds interest and provides shade, and a removable asphalt-shingle roof makes cleaning inside easy.

Free dog house plans and instructions

Printed from:
http://www.sunset.com/home/doghouse-design-ideas-00400000066209/