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    I am thinking about building a few dog kennels. They are going to be 6' X 16' and 6' high. I would like to build 6' and 16' panels and hinge them in the corners. I am planning to build them out of 1" square tubing (11ga) and 2" X 4" welded wire horse/cattle panels. Does anyone here have any suggestions or pictures of something similar you have built? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Nitrex

  • #2
    drop in pin's might be a better idea.
    welcome to the site, be shore to take pic's for us.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped
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    • #3
      I should have clarified, I am planning to use drop pins in the corners. I haven't seen too many of these kennels, so I was hoping to get any suggestions or pics. I've searched the internet for pics and help, but to no avail.

      Thanks,

      Nitrex

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      • #4
        It's time to begin! Any suggestions would still be appreciated!!

        Nitrex

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        • #5
          All I have every seen the were made of 1'' square tubing and chain link fence welded to the tubing. and the latches were made of 1/2'' round bR.

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          • #6
            I say live in a 6'x16' run for a week or so and see how you like it. You may change your mind on a suitable size.
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            • #7
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              • #8
                OK...for all the words above
                What does this mean? Now ...do you understand? What is ***zu


                clueless ? its the profanity stopper program. you have to b r e a k up any word with even part of a bad word.

                as for the long version
                ...for those who have a problem with enclosures for dogs...the real men have hunting ,hog,bird,sled,hearding,guard,etc....put the ****zu down and get out of the house....


                i don't get that aether ?? what do real men having hunting dogs have to do with keeping them in enclosures?? are you saying you cant keep a hunting dog as a pet in the house or around the family when not hunting with them??
                keep in mind this is a real question, not a cheap shot. i don't have hunting dogs, so am not up on the training or care of such dogs.
                thanks for the help
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by reggie
                  my kennel has 2x2 x1/4 tabs with 3/4 hole...pannels are connected with bolt...decking for the roof...made mine from 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 angle,better to hide welds on mesh...tabs over lap at coners,bolt them up...put panel on flat surface and work 2x4 with same inside dim as panel while tacking mesh to keep the mesh tight[kneel on 2x4 while tacking]...put cross member across width to hang light from,make night feedings easier....cut rings of pipe to tack along outside of panel to fish extension cord thru...6x16 kennel pretty god for a dog...for those who have a problem with enclosures for dogs...the real men have hunting ,hog,bird,sled,hearding,guard,etc....put the ****zu down and get out of the house....
                  If you spell it as Shih Tzu, it might not get edited.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nitrex View Post
                    I am thinking about building a few dog kennels. They are going to be 6' X 16' and 6' high. I would like to build 6' and 16' panels and hinge them in the corners. I am planning to build them out of 1" square tubing (11ga) and 2" X 4" welded wire horse/cattle panels. Does anyone here have any suggestions or pictures of something similar you have built? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

                    Nitrex

                    Nitrex,
                    Several years ago I built exactly what you are talking about. I used 16'x6' horse panels that can be purchased at any farm/ranch store. I boxed the panels in with 1x1 square tube and added the extra foot to the top with 1x1x1/8 angle to make six foot tall. I purchased three panels and used two for each side and cut the other in half to use for each end, resulting in a 16'x8'x6' kennel. The hardest part (not bad) was the door. Just make sure it is good and square before welding. I did the corner connections just as you describe (pins). The only draw back was, as you can imagine, it was heavy as he!!. LOL

                    I am sorry but I have no pic's and have since sold it to a friend and replaced it with a Priefert kennel. I have six 10'x6' panels (one with door) that are powder coated, light weight and easy to set up and take down if necessary. This gives him a 20'x10'x6' kennel area.

                    You do not mention what kind of dog you are kenneling up. 16'x6'x6' may seem small for a lab, but it is dang sure better than chaining them up. Letting them run free is risky due to the possibility of a valuable hunting dog being run over, or having to face the music for something it did while on the run. Just make sure to provide adequate exercise time in the field.

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                    • #11
                      I havent visited this or any of the other weld forums in a while and after seeing the petty bickering on this one i remember why I stopped checking them out.
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                      • #12
                        Little off the welding topics but here goes. I just happen to raise, train and sale birddogs. They stay in 6'x10'x6' tall concrete kennels. that are cleaned twice a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. I own right at 400 acres, and try to let the dogs out as much as possible to run and play. But what most people don't understand about hunting dogs is they are not your average house pet, they are way to high strung, and most good ones breed to tight to make good house dogs or even just family pets. when i turn them loose the only thing they think is hunt. not play fetch, lay on porch,HUNT. Now we have a 135lb rottie thats suppose to be the guard dog that sleeps with my 3 year old at night and roams a 400 acre pin every day. My point is you shouldn't judge what a person thinks of thier dogs by thier living quarters. my personal hunting stock seems to be pretty **** happy to me.

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                        • #13
                          This could have been a good thread. Not everybody who needs a 16 by 6 kennel is planning for it to be a permanent home for the dog. Some of us could use a safe place to confine the pup for a few hours for his own protection. I often do woodworking projects in the back yard and my dog Bruno likes to try to help. I sometimes find him on the out feed end of a table or miter saw trying to catch all the sawdust. He thinks it is fun, but it is not a safe place for him to be. At times I need to leave the drive through gate open for a period of time while shuffling vehicles etc. My dog does not like being in the house alone much, and I think a small kennel would be a good place, much better than a crate, to keep him safe while some activities are going on in his yard. He could still watch and communicate without putting himself in danger. He is laying at my feet right now, waiting to follow my next move, so I do not think he feels mistreated.

                          Personally I'd like to see all the hints and tips of building such a portable kennel, even if it never makes it past my "to do list".
                          Larry

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                          • #14
                            Good point Stick Man.
                            Larry

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by nitrex View Post
                              I should have clarified, I am planning to use drop pins in the corners. I haven't seen too many of these kennels, so I was hoping to get any suggestions or pics. I've searched the internet for pics and help, but to no avail.

                              Thanks,

                              Nitrex
                              Personaly I like to put thier houses on the outside of the kennel and fasten it down that gives them that much more room. I made mine out of 1-1/4 pipe, used stock paneling for the sides as for hindges 1/2 pipe and 1/2 round rod they have held up pretty well. Sorry i'd take some pics but my digital cameras broke.

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