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New for 2020 – Polypropylene Feet On Kennels, Aviaries & Benches!

Polypropylene feet on all of our kennel floors, aviary panels and dog sleeping benches.

New for 2020! Our dog kennels will now be supplied with FREE polypropylene feet to the sleeping area floor. Our kennel flooring in the bedding area will have greater airflow underneath.  The plastic spacer will also prevent damp from sneaking up through the timber. Sometimes a concrete or slab base can hold rainwater, and these plastic feet will stop direct contact between the wood and the floor. The spacers will also be added to the underside of all of our aviary panels, and to the framework on our raised dog sleeping benches.

Dog Kennel Flooring

We have always designed the flooring in our dog kennels for sale to have space underneath for airflow.  However, the timber framework has always had direct contact with the base underneath.  If, for example, rainwater should settle on your base, it would eventually be absorbed by the flooring’s framework. Our solution to this is the plastic feet.  The spacers are fixed to the underside of the bed flooring, leaving a 20mm gap between the framework and the base.  Therefore reducing the risk of water and cold being soaked into the kennel floor.  The result is a longer lasting and more comfortable kennel for your dog.  

What About The Rest of the Kennel?

The dog kennel walls and sides sit on small pieces of framework- known as blocks.  They are spaced around the base of the kennel panels to stop the kennel sitting directly on the base.  The blocks allow space for airflow and for water to flow underneath, as well as keeping the timber away from direct contact with standing water.  We also recommend a water repellant be painted on to all of our kennels and animal housing to prevent water ingress and to prolong the lifespan of your dog kennel or aviary.

Dog Kennel and Run Upgrades

Our dog kennels for sale are also available with the optional upgrades listed below.  We have included as much information as possible to help you decide on the best configuration for your dog kennel, but please do give us a call if you would like any help on what would be best for your requirements.  We promise no hard sell – we want you to be happy with your new dog kennel and run.  We can offer ideas on what kennel upgrades would be best for you; we will also let you know if you don’t need it!

For example, if your dog is going to be housed in your new dog kennel for long periods of time or overnight, then we would recommend the insulation and sliding hatches.  If your dog is only going to be kept in a smaller garden kennel for a few hours whilst you are at work, then we would maybe recommend the wipe clean floor to help with maintenance if there are any accidents when you get home.  Onduline is a popular choice for exposed areas that suffer from the elements, whilst the stable door is a good idea for an occasional pet kennel and can give a less ‘locked away’ feel.

Dog Kennel Block to Suffolk

A three bay multi dog kennel and run block to Suffolk

We delivered and fitted our impressive 3 bay dog kennel block to a beautiful estate in Suffolk.  Our customer requested our phenolic coated wipe clean flooring to the kennel sleeping areas, as well as corrugated Onduline to the roof.  Visit our dog kennel block product page to buy yours! 

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Full Height Pent Kennel and Run

A returning customer requested a custom build based on our Alton single dog kennel and run – to have dog run panels to two sides of the dog run, a solid wooden back and a full height pent roof.  PVC lined insulation and wipe clean flooring was added to the kennel sleeping area, along with a sliding hatch to the pop hole which was 1ft from the floor.

The total size of the dog kennel was 10ft6in x 5ft.  The dog kennel sleeping area was 4ft x 5ft, and the dog run was 6ft6in x 5ft.

We will be adding this Single dog kennel and run to our standard range of kennels for sale as soon as possible.  In the meantime, if you would like more information or would like to order one for your own garden, please call 01782 821103.


How big does my new dog kennel and run need to be?

Our first response to this question is always “what space do you have available?” Whilst we always advocate having as large a kennel & run as possible, there is no point squeezing a larger sized double dog kennel into your modest back garden.  Here we have listed a few points on how to select the right sized wooden dog kennel.

How big is your dog?

It goes without saying that a larger dog will need more space.  Consider the room they will need to turn around inside the bed area and the run needs to have enough space for stretching and walking around.  A good way of knowing the sleep size is to measure a dog bed or crate that is already being used by your dog.  Or, while they are sleeping, measure the area that they are snuggled in.

How long will they be in the kennel for?

This is a very important point.  Some of our customers buy dog kennels to house their pet during the day for a few hours while they are at work; or have it as somewhere secure to put their visitor-phobic dog out of people’s way.  In these instances, a smaller sized kennel and run such as our Alton single dog kennel and run would be plenty.  Consider also that the door can be left open to the run if you have a secure garden that your dog will be safe in.  If, however, your kennel and run is going to be a permanent outdoor housing solution for your working dogs, we would recommend having a large kennel and run such as our kennel blocks to allow your dogs plenty of room.  The sleeping area doesn’t necessarily need to be bigger unless housing multiple dogs together as a smaller space will stay warmer during cold spells.

How many dogs are to be housed in your new dog kennel?

Dogs that get along can be housed in kennels together.  Dogs of a smaller breed would be fine in our standard sized kennel and runs, however if you wanted to house larger dogs together you would need to look at increasing the overall size of your kennel and run.  See our larger sandon single kennel and run. If you are interested in purchasing a new kennel and run for your family pet or working dogs, please browse through our selection of standard wooden dog kennel and runs.  We have a range of sizes and styles to suit all budgets, and we also offer a bespoke service on all of our animal housing if you can’t find exactly what you want.  You might also find our blog post about housing your dog in a kennel interesting.