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Old 01-02-2012, 03:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Call a fencing company for a quote.
I still think you can build it for less.

Even with this kit you will still need roofing for shelter from the elements.

For the base, I graded the ground, used screening mix and tamped it down. folowing a light hosing, I laid patio stones and then filled the gaps with magic sand to bind it all together. i have found this base to be easy to clean and maintain.
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Since this is a GSD board people are assuming the kennel is for GSD and not Siberians.
I apologize, I should have made that clear from the beginning.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Why dont you wait until you are old enough to move out of your fathers house to buy a dog? It seems like you really want a dog so you're thonking of any way to make it work. Patience will pay off in the long run.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Why dont you wait until you are old enough to move out of your fathers house to buy a dog? It seems like you really want a dog so you're thonking of any way to make it work. Patience will pay off in the long run.

I am 21, will be 22 this year.

Really, the only con to this situation is they'd have to be outside dogs. We own our land, so not extra charges for owning a dog here. It's out in the country with only one neighbor who didn't mind my last siberian at all.
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since this is not GSD, but a husky, I would make sure this is a VERY secure kennel. Huskies are notorious for escaping, no fault of their own as they are extremely active dogs and are bred to RUN. Gorgeous dogs, I would love to have one but I have had a dog that enjoyed escaping and it was not fun to have to supervise his every move in the back yard so he didnt climb our 6ft brick wall. Good luck!
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since this is not GSD, but a husky, I would make sure this is a VERY secure kennel. Huskies are notorious for escaping, no fault of their own as they are extremely active dogs and are bred to RUN. Gorgeous dogs, I would love to have one but I have had a dog that enjoyed escaping and it was not fun to have to supervise his every move in the back yard so he didnt climb our 6ft brick wall. Good luck!
I second this. Actually I have a husky at home for training and believe me... it NEEDS a roof.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:08 PM   #18 (permalink)
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That kennel kit is using 12.5 gage wire. The husky will chew through it. I had one of those kennels, actually two put together. They are very flimsy.

What I did was got a contractor to pour cement, and then built the kennels with 4x4 posts, separated by 2x4s and then 9 guage wire stretched and stapled. 9 gage is MUCH thicker/heavier than 12.5. I had the gates built with 9 gage as well. Lots of dog kennels gates are 13 gage, but these the dogs will go through.

6'x10' I think is a little small. Mine are 10'x15 or 12x14. I think huskies need to run, have more energy even than GSDs. I do use concrete as a base, but I have a wood platform/shelter in the runs so they can get up off the concrete and rest off of concrete. I also use cots in my kennels.

I would suggest looking up pending laws in your area specific to dog breeding. Currently Ohio is trying to pass one that requires 4'x16' for dogs over 40 pounds. Anyhow it might make sense to consider any laws or pending laws when sizing your kennel.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:09 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I appreciate everyone's suggestions in this thread, but it will be a while before it bears fruit.

I rethought it through and I honestly think it best not only to wait for a dog, but to wait before I start my breeding program. I want it so bad that I can taste, but I must be patient. I am going to delay quick pleasure for something greater.

Someday, I will get me a german shepherd and start my sibe kennel. Til then, I will use what I know to help others.
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Just an addendum to this thread, found this today:

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