Not only do these state of the art kennels look remarkably different from the old traditional wood made kennels, they also look rather smart. They also come in a variety of colors, allowing the dog owner to match these trendy kennels with the color of the house’s walls. A good dog may not be altogether fussy and appreciate aesthetics in the way that you do, but one thing does make him quite content. Well, perhaps two things then. Give a good dog his well deserved meaty bone. And give him acres of space and plenty of air to breathe in.
He would usually be able to stretch his paws out in a well kept yard or on a lush, green garden lawn, but what if the weather is damp, cold and brittle. The fellow needs to go inside for his warmth and comfort. And that is just the thing an ergonomically designed dog igloo house does these days. Even during warm summer months, the kennel’s interiors keep the dog extra cool, with just enough space for his cool and fresh water bowl to stand by.
In case you did not know this, igloo dog houses or kennels are growing in popularity. The inspiration, of course, comes from the ingenious designs of the native Inuit tribes living in the coldest parts of North America and Greenland. They are round in shape on the outside, almost in the same way you would find your well scooped ice cream dessert. Looking at things from the outside, you would not think that there would be much space to live in inside.
But go inside an Inuit’s home and you would be blown away. There is just so much space to live in, more than enough to light a warm fire. So, an igloo-shaped dog kennel has also made its provisions for space. Also, extra protection is provided against nature’s elements. The peculiar shape also guards against strong winds. We may have mentioned that a dog igloo, not built from ice, of course, can keep the pet cool during summer months, but the design mainly caters for animals being housed in areas where it is traditionally much colder during the winter months.
These peculiarly shaped dog kennels are also user friendly. On first purchase, they are easy to install in the yard. They are also portable and can therefore be disassembled and relocated elsewhere whenever necessary. Another great feature of the igloo design is that provided the appropriate size is being utilized in line with the dog breed and its own size, the interiors of the kennel provide the dog with enough room to move around, and even stand in without any encumbrances.
Most of the available purchase options have been built for small to medium sized dogs, but there is talk on the net about bigger variations for large sized dog breeds.