Are You Looking For A Custom Dog House?

One of my friends has been working for an architecture firm for the past year or so, but he recently has had the itch to design custom dog houses.  We always used to have dog houses for our family dogs at home.  Unfortunately, because I live in a small condo with just a patio I haven’t had the luxury of getting a dog house let alone a custom dog house for my furry friends (hopefully that will all change as I’m looking to buy a house with a nice backyard).

I stopped by my architecture friend’s house the other day and got a first hand look at one of his custom dog house prototypes.  My girlfriend’s parents dog, Yuki even had the chance to test drive this doggy home.

Custom Craftsman Dog House

I don’t think he has names for these houses yet so we’ll just call prototype 1 the Craftsman Dog House.

Modern Dog House

Yuki test driving the modern dog house

Yep, that’s our pal Yuki testing out one of the porches on this little abode.  It looks pretty comfy!

Yuki working on her sit stay

A different angle of this modern dog house

Here’s another angle of the same house…and the same dog…this time practicing a sit-stay.  You can see on the inside there’s a nice little doggy bed to keep your little buddy cozy and warm.

From the side modern dog house

From the side craftsman dog house.

Here’s a side angle and you can see Luke in the background about to settle into his dog bed.  I’m not too sure what the pricing will be on these custom dog houses, but I’m sure you can work on pricing with the designer.

I’ve been looking for a new home (a human home that is) for a few years now and I really like the architecture of this Craftsman Dog House (I’ve been actually looking at Eichler homes).  Hopefully if I can find the right Eichler home I can commission my buddy to design a beautify mid-century modern Eichler doggy home for Stetson, Linus, and Adelle.  First things first…I have to find a new home for me and the doggies.  Wish us luck!

Are you looking for a custom dog house?  If so, let us know what you’re looking for in the comment section below.  What do you guys think about these custom craftsman doggy homes?  Do you already have a dog house for you furry friends?

UPDATE: We heard that the pricing is going to be somewhere between $400-600 depending on the size of your dog.  Here are some more pictures of this dog house.  Also, I made some updates to the post as indeed this is a Craftsman Bungalow style dog house.

Comments

  1. says

    I’ve always thought a cool dog house would be really cool in the back yard, but our dogs are never out there. What I would LOVE is to have a crate housing for inside the house that looked classy and elegant and, well, more like furniture. With two dog crates in the living room, it’s a bit challenging.

    • says

      I only have a patio and the wall is too low to allow my dogs out there unsupervised. I have two wire crates in my bedroom. I agree I could use a couple of fashionable crates in the house. I’ll check and see if he would be interested in designing some fashionable crates.

      Unfortunately the only problem with nice design is it ends up costing a pretty penny. I looked up mid century modern dog houses and came across a pretty cool house, but the price was $1,150! I have to find out more to see what my buddy is thinking about charging for his designs.

  2. Allison says

    These dog houses are so cool!! Any dog would be lucky to have one of this! Even better if it matches your Eichler house! :)

    • says

      I might have to order one next month too match my Eichler! I can’t wait to move to a new house so the dogs have a nice yard to run around and play in :)

      • Allison says

        You should also get one of those automatic ball launchers too!! Those look so neat! Maybe it can be attached to the side of the dog house!

  3. Irene says

    Wow, that custom dog house is amazing!!! I like the split level design with all the details. I would love to have a custom house made for our dog.

  4. Jessica Sala says

    I’m blessed to have a carpenter for a dad and he built us a gorgeous dog house for free!

  5. says

    Wow, that is some prime doggy real estate! I kind of wish my chihuahua was more fond of dog houses, she’s not very into the one we have already. Interestingly she uses it more as a storage shed for her toys. I wonder if she’d like lounging in a house like that though.

  6. says

    Instead of modern, I’d call that dog house Craftsman – which I love! How fun. Look forward to seeing the house you make for your dogs in your Eichler :).

    • says

      Hi Roberta,

      You are totally correct this is a Craftsman. I think I’ve been a bit too caught up in trying to get escrow closed on my own house these past few weeks and really wasn’t thinking. I made some updates to the post to reflect that indeed it’s a Craftsman.

      Thanks,
      Colby

  7. says

    Im getting a akita Saturday and we were supposed to get him yesterday but she got sick. she’s 8 weeks is this a bad sign reply as soon as u can thank you

  8. says

    Im get ting a akita Saturday and we were supposed to get it yesterday but my son was to afraid to be rude and she got sick so is this a bad sign reply as soon as u can thank you .bailey marquis

    • says

      If this were my puppy I would first consult with the breeder to find out what’s wrong with the puppy then I would talk to my vet to find out if it’s a minor or serious illness. Good luck with your new puppy!

      • says

        She’s actually fine they got the worms out and she’s fine likes it when it’s cold she goes under my bed to nap she learned to go upstairs

  9. says

    Custom dog houses are the way to go. How else are you gonna get a dog house that looks like an authentic Japanese pagoda? The multi-level playing areas are so cool!!

  10. says

    That’s really cool. I have a really active toy poodle and a dog house that she could play in like that would be awesome. It seems well worth the cost.

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