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The medium Uplander Dog House is a great house for those dogs weighing up to 75 lbs. Made of top quality materials to offer years of protection for your hunting dog.
This Uplander Dog House comes as a kit so there is some assembly required. FEATURES DIMENSIONS ABOUT YOUR DOG & THIS DOG HOUSE KIT MODEL WHY A CUBED SHAPED HOUSE HOUSE OPTIONS
*Double wall construction
*.030 gauge smooth aluminum painted outer skin *3 mill lauan interior and exterior sheathing *Insulated with 3/4" foam board *1/2" plywood floor *Support arm bracket to hold lid up *Door opening 11 3/4" W x 13" H *House comes standard with aluminum double swing door flap EXTERIOR - 32" Wide x 30" Long x 22" High INTERIOR (approximately)- 30" Wide x 28" Long x 19 1/4" High
The average dog weighs 60-70 pounds, is 40 inches long, 24 inches tall at the shoulders. He displaces 12 inches of vertical space when lying down, head up, and occupies a 24 x 30 inch space, body reposed and comfortable. The dog is a den animal. For however many years, he has existed on this earth, he has sought his safety and security in small confined areas. Given a choice, he will instinctively seek a den type environment. Observation tells us that most of the time the dog prefers to be curled and butted against a wall, preferable a corner. One presumes this to be a protective maneuver. Observations also tell us that a temporarily misplaced dog might be found under the family vehicle, behind the work table out in the tool shed, or flopped down in a recently excavated hole by the garage. Cathedral ceilings and wide open spaces are preferences of humans. It is highly unlikely most dogs are so inclined.
The most frequent need of a dog shelter is to provide winter time protection. For this the dog need three things. He needs a dry and drying environment, protection from the wind, and sufficient food (calories) to maintain his body heat. (This is true for any fur bearing animal, actually.) The UPLANDER dog house is built with the proper materials and design to create the dry environment and wind protection. The house is constructed with 1 x 2 inch frames, sandwiched on both sides with 2.7 mm lauan, a veneered wood material used in home building for doors and cabinets. In between the lauan is 3/4" EPS type bubble board insulation. The outside is skinned in aluminum sheeting. There is no plastic to chew on or trap moisture or condensation, no metal included to collect moisture and freeze to the dog's coat. The interior environment wicks moisture away from the dog and is draft resistant. The floor is positioned 5 inches lower than the bottom of the door opening to allow copious bedding for nesting. The inside dimensions give the dog the best opportunity to maintain warmth in this simulated den. The materials used give the dog the desired dry and draft free environment. With regards to the insulation feature, insulation is rated in "R" factors, the higher the "R" rating, the higher the insulation value. The predominant types of insulation come in l" thickness and have about a 4 rating. To create significant "warmth", layers of 3 to 6 inches are needed, creating "R" factors of plus 15. However, just as in a well-insulated house with single pane windows, heat cannot be maintained in a dog house with a non-insulated, non-sealed metal door. It does not and cannot raise the inside temperatures significantly. The value of the insulation is enhancing the draft free environment of the house. Keeping the above in mind, how much space should a house allow for a typical dog, and how much more space is needed for larger dogs? A basic area of 30” x 30”, with 16 to 20 inches of ceiling height will provide the dog a den area suitable for his nesting instincts, and make it easy to maintain body warmth. Because the dog cannot rise within the house, he cannot soil the house, or easily scratch or chew on walls. Larger dogs may need more width or depth to accommodate their larger frames, but their need for overhead space does not incrementally increase.
This Uplander Dog House is designed so that it can be shipped in pre-constructed panels (sides, front and back, lid and bottom). These assemble into pre-drilled aluminum corners. Assembly is simple with provided screws. This option allows for economical UPS delivery, directly to your home.
A dog house shouldn't be larger than the dog can heat. Remember, his body provides the only heat to combat the winter's cold. Peaked or domed roofs can only draw heat away from your dog and help create drafts.
Tests have proven the UPLANDER dog house stays cooler in summer, too. Dogs actually prefer it to outside shade. Double wall construction with insulation helps discourage moisture and seals out heat. DOOR OPTIONS - Standard Aluminum Double Swing Door Flap - This is a simple aluminum flap made from the same material as the outside of the house, on a double swing hinge at the top of the door opening. Plexiglass Double Swing Door Flap - This is a simple plexiglass flap that is clear so the dog can see out. Clear Vinyl Double Swing Door Flap - This is a simple vinyl flap that is clear so the dog can see out. Black Rubber Double Swing Door Flap - This is a simple rubber door flap. Louvered Door, Left or Right Hinged, Spring-loaded - This is a quality aluminum door that is louvered to prevent moisture condensation from building up inside the dog house. Polycarbonate Double Swing Door Flap - Made of 3/16" polycarbonate material with an aluminum channel at the bottom of the flap, this door is more durable than standard plexiglass. CANOPY DOOR OPTIONS - No Canopy - Door will have no canopy protection from the elements - wind, rain, snow, etc. Galvanized Canopy - Great for protecting a flap style door from the elements. This can only be used with flap style doors. Will not work with left or right handed hinged doors. Opening Designed for K-9 Kondo Kennel Door - The door opening will be manufactured to accept a K-9 Kondo Kennel Door. INTERIOR OPTIONS - Standard Luaun - Basic 2.7mm luaun material. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Board (FRP) - This material makes for a healthier dog house. It will not rust, rot, corrode, mildew, stain, dent, or splinter. The resin-rich texture will not support mold, mildew or bacterial growth. Applied to walls and floor. Aluminum - Aluminum will be lined on the walls and floor. FLOORING OPTIONS - Standard 1/2" Plywood - Plywood flooring. Foam Board Insulation - 3/4" of insulation material on top of 1/2" plywood covered by luaun material. Thermal Plastic Floor - Offers a R3 insulation value. ELECTRICAL CORDING OPTIONS - No Hole for Electrical Cord - The Uplander Dog House will come with no hole drilled for electrical heater cord. Hole for Electrical Heating Device Cord - An appropriate sized hole will be drilled into the Uplander Dog House to support the addition of a Hound Heater. Uplander Dog House (Kit Model), Medium is found in the following departments
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Uplander Dog House Options
Type of Door Options
Standard Aluminum Flap Plexiglass Flap (+$20.00) Clear Vinyl Flap (+$25.00) Black Rubber Flap (+$25.00) Polycarbonate Flap (+$70.00) Louvered Door (Right Hinged, Spring-loaded) (+$55.00) Louvered Door (Leftt Hinged, Spring-loaded) (+$55.00)
Type of Canopy Options
No Canopy Galvanized Canopy (only with flap style doors) (+$30.00) Opening Designed for K-9 Kondo Kennel Door
Type of Interior Options
Standard Lauan Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Board (+$59.00) Aluminum (+$59.00)
Type of Flooring Options
Standard 1/2" Plywood Foam Board Insulation (+$35.00) Thermal Plastic Floor (R3 Value) (+$75.00)
Electric Cording Options
No Hole for Cord Hole for Hound Heater Furnace Electrical Cord (+$15.00) Hole for Floor Style Heating Mat (+$15.00)
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