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Old 03-05-2011, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm getting ready to build a whelping box. Does anyone have a good plan for a home built box ?

I'm thinking 48" x 48" will be big enough for a GSD ........ agreed ?
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This thread had some good info and pics.
Whelping box help.........
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between teh time and teh materials - adn the fact that then you have a big wooden box taking up room!!! Loot at the DuraWhelp boxes - they are easy to set up, clean and store - and the dimensions are on their website

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I have a jonart and love it. But yes and no about 48x48 inches. For whelping and up to about three weeks, the size is good for a normal GSD litter, after that, they will need more room. Mine usually have more room in the house by x-pens and baby gates, and more room out of the house by a doggy door to a kennel, and a play yard.

I will show some pictures, Jenna's litter of ten.

Outside kennel available from the inside whelping area:


Play yard for when we are out front with them:


They need their space, and Momma will need a way out:


The box -- getting a bit crowded:


The box with plenty of room:


Hard to see, but I just removed the door panels and let them have that part of the room and the doggy door to the outside as they got bigger:


And then when I was kind of training them to use the outside for pottying, I pushed the box up to the doggy door which gave them less space inside and encouraged them to do their business outside (Jenna's second litter):
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Off topic I know but those little pups are adorable - especially the ones in the last picture with the T-P ears.
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Mine is 48X48 and the front has hinges on it and also is easy to remove. Then I enlarge their area with my x-pen.

Chris' husband built a really nice whelping box/area. Hopefully she will see this thread and post photos.
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Oh Selzer the pics of the pups!! SO CUTE! The tee-pee ears are just too cute.
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