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Luxury Dog Houses You And Your Dog Will Obsess Over

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RESEARCHING LUXURY DOG HOUSES FOR YOUR PUP?

This post was updated on March 30th, 2024 by Lisa

Fellow paw-rent! 🐾 If you’ve dipped your toes into the world of Barkitecture, you’re probably already drooling over the incredible evolution of outdoor dog accommodations. Gone are the days of basic kennels and mundane crates; we’re talking about luxury dog houses that redefine canine living! 🏠✨

Imagine stepping into a world where your furry friend’s abode is not just a shelter but a statement piece in your backyard. From sleek modern designs to charming rustic retreats, the options are endless! 😍

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Luxury Dog Houses Guide

In this post, let’s embark on a journey to explore some of the most extravagant and drool-worthy luxury dog houses that will make tails wag and hearts swoon. Get ready to discover the ultimate blend of comfort, style, and functionality for your beloved four-legged companion. 🐶💖

With your furry best friend in mind, your pup can enjoy the finest roof over their head with one of these fancy doghouses.

Let’s face it, a fancy dog house is a great way to tell the neighbors how much you love your pup. Snapping photos, making videos and enjoy a dog pawty to show off the canine crib just made your to-do-list.

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No matter the size of your pup, they will feel safe and secure in one of these cozy backyard dwellings. Going for a walk or a trip to the vet does not need to be followed by a guilty conscience – your furry best friend now has the perfect place to rest and relax in comfort. Out with the old-fashioned idea of the ‘dog house’ and in with these stylish and cozy abodes!

Pet lovers everywhere have recognized the importance of providing a safe, comfortable, and luxurious outdoor living space for their beloved dogs.

Luxury indoor and outdoor dog kennels are the perfect way to give your furry friend the home they deserve.

Add extravagant dog beds to provide maximum comfort and style, and you are sure to become the envy of all the other neighborhood pets. There are so many accessories and trimmings to add, and we have tons of ideas for you!

Let’s jump in with a full wag.

What Is Barkitecture?

Simply put, Barkitecture is home design with pets in mind. The term Barkitecture encompasses any pet (yes, any).

From fur to fins and scales to beaks, all are welcome. Designers, architects, pet parents and DIY crafters are usually the humans behind magnificent craftsmanship. Barkitecture usually refers to houses for these critters (or kritters 😉 but it can mean anything in the design space such as furniture, tunnels and even decor.

Now that we have that out of the way, we can focus on the topic at hand; luxury dog houses.

Have you seen some of the cribs being built for dogs these days?

Those of us who are cat parents are definitely feeling a little uneasy.

After all, we are known for establishing a strong foundation for modern cat furniture, crowd pleasing catios, head-turning tunnels, impressively designed towers and shelves.

I know I have been thinking, ‘since when do dogs have such good taste’?

Inside luxury dog homes are rooms specially made to fit each dog’s individual taste and probably the owner’s too.

What Is The Difference Between A Dog Crate And A Dog House?

A dog crate is something most people consider to be an indoor enclosure that dogs house in. Man’s BFF usually hang-out in their crates in the evenings and sometimes during the day. People will put their dogs in a crate when they go to work and/or when they go to bed at night.

Many dogs enjoy having their own special room to chill out in. A blanket, water and toys are typically in the crate for added comfort.

MidWest makes a dog crate with a privacy cover. You can see below the dog is comfortably relaxing on his blanket.

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History of Design Dog House

A dog house was traditionally thought of as an outside home for the pet. Owners who kept their canines in a doghouse and usually considered their dogs to be ‘outdoor dogs’. In fact, dogs (before the turn of the century) lived outside in mud huts.

They were loved as much as pets are today, but due to the different accommodations humans had access to, dogs stayed in their doghouses outside.

Fleas were a major concern as were several other animal ailments. A home infested with fleas in the 18th century was incredibly hard to combat.

Are Dog Houses Still Used?

🏡 While traditional dog houses are still around, there’s been a stylish evolution in how we think about our furry friends’ living spaces. Enter the era of Barkitecture and design pet-friendly accommodations! 🐾✨

Think less of a basic wooden box and more of a luxurious retreat that complements your home’s aesthetic. Design doghouses are all the rage now, offering both functionality and flair. 🌟💼

These chic abodes, sometimes referred to as Design Pet dwellings, are crafted with attention to detail, incorporating modern design elements and materials. From sleek lines to eco-friendly features, they’re a far cry from the doghouses of yesteryear. 🌿♻️

So, while the concept of a dog house may have evolved into something more sophisticated, the idea of providing our furry friends with a cozy sanctuary of their own remains as essential as ever! 🐶💖

It wasn’t until the 1960’s that companies started to explore plastic as a material for doghouses.

One of the most popular outdoor doghouse is the igloo. PetMate makes one that sells on Amazon. It is a patented design, touting resilience against wind, snow and sleet making it one of the most popular doghouses on the market.

PetMate was super smart and made one with easy to clean plastic.

Cleaning is hard enough, why make it more difficult than it has to be?

Spray it off, wipe it down, freshen it up.

Ready to roll.

The outdoor doghouse has definitely evolved through the years. In fact, many pet parents have brought their canines indoors. Pups finally got an upgrade and it keeps going up!

Insert Barkitecture luxury dog houses.

Outdoor Luxury Dog Houses

Outdoor luxury dog houses, AKA fancy dog house, are becoming the new normal. Pets around the world have been getting more and more pampered as people continue to modernize.

Many dogs have been brought in from the cold and now stay indoors 100% of the time. Some dogs however, are still outside dogs.

Luxury is the key difference between historical doghouses from the 1800’s and luxury dog houses that continue to get swankier and swankier.

There is no denying, dog lovers and parents are taking pampering their pets to the next level with the introduction of outdoor luxury dog houses.

What used to be a simple shelter for dogs is now an extravagant, fancy dog house that provides an unparalleled level of luxury living for canines.

These modern dog houses come with all the bells and whistles – from air conditioning to heated floors. Many of these fancy dog house designs are so advanced, they could easily be mistaken for a miniature home.

Luxury dog houses offer a type of living that dogs of the past could never have imagined!

Some dogs who have luxury outdoor dog homes are only outside part-time. They might be in the yard enjoying fresh air and sunshine from the comfort of their mansion and taking up 75% of their owners bed at night.

VATO makes an outdoor doghouse that is definitely a step up from a mud shack. It is a bit more modernized than the igloo and has a feeding station attached!

Indoor Luxury Dog Houses

Lux canine cribs are crates on aesthetic steroids. Typically in the living-room, crates can be stand-alone pieces or assimilated into the owner’s furniture.

Piskyet makes one that looks absolutely fabulous in any style home. Functioning as an end table, Fido can curl up close to his parents without taking up half the sofa.

Modern Luxury Dog Houses

WLOWood has head-turning crates that were inspired by actual home designs. These stylish abodes are sharp enough for any home style and definitely a canine magnet. A glorious retreat for your pup and a total statement piece to add to a fine furniture collection for the pet parents; these indoor dog crates are sharp! Walnut & Ivory is such a nice addition to any traditional home.

Black & Black is stunning, offering modern home dwellers a stylish and functional retreat for their dog to call his mini-home.

Lighter colors are also available and I think these would be great with any style! Traditional, BOHO and even a beach house. The white can most definitely embellish a modern living-room or bedroom.

The customer reviews for these are insanely good!

Custom cartoon portraits available on Etsy!

Mid Century Dog Houses

This Mid Century doghouse is priced at a cool $3,750.00 and can be purchased on Etsy. The design itself is well worth the bucks, and your dog will most definitely feel comfortable in his modern crib. Handmade of genuine wood, it also includes artificial turf, doggy decor succulents plus food and water dish areas.

Not surprising it won the2019 Design Award by Etsy!

Most Luxurious Dog Houses

My absolute favorite is the Beam-House. I should mention, it is one of the most expensive ones too, but once again it does not disappoint. This little gem was inspired by the sunny weather of California; Palm Springs and Southern California, specifically Orange, CA.

There is even a custom planter so Fido can have his own little greenhouse.

I love how they picture it with the home so you can really see how it resembles the owner’s house as well.

I have a feeling whoever buys this for their dog does not leave their dog outside at night. Gone are the mud hut days for the lucky canine enjoying this home. He is just relaxing in the shade while his human family takes a dip in their pool.

Concluding Wags

Browsing these fancy dog houses should have you and your dog wagging for ways to continue pampering your favorite pooch. This was a lot to take in if you are new to Barkitecture. Super upscale, snazzy abodes are the meat and potatoes for providing your canine sleeping quarters. Luxury dog clothes, bowls for food and water plus collard and leashes are all accessories you can add on.

If you are not ready to get your dog his own pet house or do not have the right space for a house, you can always decorate a room on his behalf.

If you want to start with simply making a room dog safe and friendly, this might be a good read for you.

How Do I Make My Room Dog Friendly?

If you want ideas for an architecturally aesthetic design, you might want to read this next.

AIA Triangle Barkitecture Competition

For little hideaway ideas, this post might be of interest.

How To Design The Perfect Pet Nook For Your Furry Friend

Until next time canine parents, nosetaps and wags!

Additional Information:

Exercise Cat Wheel

Barkitecture for Cats: Designing with Cat Shelves

AIA Triangle Events for Barkitecture

Designing a Nook for Your Pet

BOHO Bedroom Guide for Cat Ladies

Barkitecture’s Finest: Luxury Dog Houses

How Do I Make My Room Dog Friendly?

Why Is Kritter Kommunity Your Trusted Pet Partner?

Lisa Illman is the Founder of Kritter Kommunity, LLC. Growing up, Lisa had a poodle and parakeet as family pets. She currently has a tuxedo male cat and she has had him since he was a baby kitten; so Lisa knows well the kitten lifecycle, the teenage cat lifecycle and the adult cat lifecycle (he is currently 11 years old). Prior to her cat Finnegan, Lisa had two FIV positive cats for a decade. They inspired Lisa to invent a cat enclosure so they could safely sit outside and enjoy fresh air and sunshine. She brought the product to market and eventually designed a line of portable catios; they sold on Amazon, Skymall Catalogue, Wayfair and countless other websites. Lisa understands the passion for Barkitecture! Her experience being a pet parent coupled with her business development and product management experience make her a trusted pet enthusiast partner.

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Why Is Kritter Kommunity Your Trusted Pet Partner?

Lisa Illman is the Founder of Kritter Kommunity, LLC. Growing up, Lisa had a Poodle and Parakeet as family pets. She currently has a tuxedo male cat and she has had him since he was a baby kitten. Prior to her cat Finnegan, Lisa had two FIV positive cats for over a decade. They inspired Lisa to invent a cat enclosure so they could safely sit outside to enjoy fresh air and sunshine. She brought the product to market and eventually designed a line of portable catios; they sold on Amazon, Skymall Catalogue, Wayfair and countless other websites. Lisa understands the passion for Barkitecture and creating pet-friendly rooms to enhance the livelihood of cats and dogs. Lisa’s cat Finnegan suffers from anxiety when over stimulated so she has direct experience distressing a pet and preventing stressful triggers.

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