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    When someone asks what is the size of a dog house, there is no one specific answer to that question. The fact is, dogs come in different breeds and sizes, so it only stands to reason that there are different sizes of dog houses that are made for each of them.

    For Toy Poodles and Scottish Terriers, the dog house should ideally have a shoulder height of 10 inches and a sitting height of 12 inches. The doorways should measure 7 square inches, a ceiling height of 14 inches, and a roof measuring 25 x 48 inches. If used, the platform should also measure 25 x 48 inches. The sleeping area should measure 15 x 24 inches and the hall area 11 x 15 inches, for a combined area of 15 x 35.

    For Miniature Poodles, the dog house’s shoulder height should be 10 to 14 inches, while the shoulder height for Beagles should be under 13 (about 12) up to 15 inches. The sitting height for both breeds should be 14 inches. Still for both breeds, the doorways have to be 8 square inches, the ceiling height 16 inches, and the roof and the platform both 26 x 54 inches. The sleeping area should be 16 x 27 inches, the hall area 12 x 16 inches, and the combined area 16 x 39 inches.

    The Shetland Sheepdog requires a shoulder height of 13 to 16 inches, while that for the Cocker Spaniel is 15 to 16 inches. The sitting height for both is 18 inches. For both breeds, doorways measure 9 square inches, ceiling height is 20 inches, and roof and platform size is 34 x 62 inches. Sleeping area is 18 x 31 inches, hall area is 12 x 18 inches, and combined area is 18 x 43 inches.

    The size of a dog house for Dalmatians and Pointers should have a shoulder height of 20 inches and a sitting height of 23 inches. Doorways should be 10 square inches, ceiling height 25 inches, and both the roof and the platform are 36 x 72 inches. The sleeping area is 20 x 36 inches, the hall area 12 x 20 inches, and the combined area 20 x 48 inches.

    The shoulder height for Collies is 22 to 24 inches, that for Retrievers is 22 to 25 inches, and the sitting height for both is 27 inches. Doorways are 11 square inches, ceiling height is 30 inches, and the roof and the platform are 38 x 78 inches. Sleeping area is 22 x 39 inches, hall area is 14 x 22 inches, and the combined area is 22 x 53 inches.

    The St. Bernard’s shoulder height is 25 to 28 inches, the Newfoundland’s is 26 to 28 inches, and their sitting height is 32 inches. Doorways are 12 square inches, ceiling height 36 inches, and roof and platform are 41 x 86 inches. Sleeping area is 25 x 43 inches, hall area 16 x 25 inches, and combined area is 25 x 59 inches.

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