Outdoor kennnel flooring.

Discussion in 'General Mastiff Discussion' started by Patrick, Aug 2, 2020 at 1:05 AM.

  1. Patrick

    Patrick Member

    I will be building an outdoor kennel within the ext 12 months. Just wondering what type of flooring do you guys suggests.

    My thoughts right now is a concrete poring with some type of THICK rubber on top of it as to not hurt my dogs joints... and still provide easy cleanup. I think I wantan out run and a climate controlled inside for at least 5 dogs. I will be building this myself to save money. Any ideas.... any Better ideas....lol.. i am really looking for some insight...
     
  2. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Permanent kennel living or just for a portion of the day? What would the indoor flooring be made of? What is the climate like where you live? I don't remember your location. At least five dogs? Sounds like you're starting a facility, lol. Seriously, would the dogs be separated when they're all together in the kennel unsupervised?

    My preferred kennel floor was concrete for ease of cleaning and scrubbing, but mine was only ever used for elimination and for containment when I was working outside before we put up a privacy fence, not for any extended period of time.
     
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  3. marke

    marke Well-Known Member

    i agree with boxergirl , concrete , big slope to the front so it drains fast ........ i think the rubber is unnecessary ......... your dog looks like a presa ? if your not planning individual runs , you may want to ???
     
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  4. Patrick

    Patrick Member


    I live in Dallas TX. where it gets VERY hot during the summer... this heat is a nightmare on any dog, but especially a large one !! Each dog would have its own dog run, and they would be separated on the inside too. My wife says she wants our bed back.....lol
    Thats why I am building the kennel.... but i hope to change her mind and they still stay in the house( not gonna happen tho........). Lol
     
  5. Patrick

    Patrick Member

    I appreciate your thoughts.. question? Why do you think the rubber is unnecessary? Big dogs tend to have joint issues and/or develop hygroma. I prefer something soft for them to lay on to help prevent that. Thats one of the main reasons I love them in the house... there will definitely be a slope for drainage.
     
  6. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    So would they be outside permanently? What are the ages and breeds of your dogs? That's likely to be a really big adjustment for them. Most of our breeds that aren't specifically doing a job outside do better living with their families. Especially if that's what they're accustomed too. I'd be more inclined to simply ban them from the bed, which is just a matter of training.
     
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  7. marke

    marke Well-Known Member

    i would absolutely give them something soft to lay on inside to sleep and outside , you'll find they often prefer to lay on the cement ...... as far as covering the outside run in rubber , it'd need to non porous and be able to stand up to a dogs nails , it'd be expensive rubber , you'd need to make sure they can't get it up in the corners or seams , as some dogs will chew up stuff like that , some dogs will not only chew it up but eat it as well ...... as far as giving them soft stuff to lay on , it needs to be indestructible also ...
     

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