The design and construction of doghouses have come a long way. In the past, a
dog house was simply a means of providing a dog with reasonable protection
against the weather. Oftentimes, it was crudely built with leftover scrap
materials. Its patchwork construction more so resembled a "dog shack" and was
viewed as outdoor eyesore.
Today's doghouse not only offers a dog with protection against the elements
but uniquely melds form and function. The modern dog house offers a functional
design that has been tailored not only with a dog's needs in mind but also
comfort. The architectural design has incorporated the use of modern building
materials for their durability and insulative qualities. Due to its engineered
design, the dog house of today is a sturdy and durable structure that is also
easy to assemble.
Improvements to the doghouse have not been limited to its functional
construction. Emphasis has also been made to improve the "curb appeal" or
aesthetics of the dog house. From decorative design elements such as colorful
gabbled roofs to doorway accents, transformed the dog house of yesteryear into
an attractive canine home that accentuates the backyard.