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7 Outdoor Dog Kennel Ideas and Designs

Any structure that shelters your dog can be considered a kennel. And it doesn't have to be an eyesore. These kennels are attractive and functional.

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Luxury Dog Kennel Resort

Do you love to spoil your special dog with the best of the best? We get it. And that’s why we’re taking notes from this elaborate doggie resort created by @canadian_canine_crew. This amazing structure has it all: a dog run, a double-level enclosed shelter, a bed and even a pool! Your dog will never want to leave.

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Customizable Dog Kennel

The Dog Kennel Collection offers fully assembled dog kennels, like this beauty, that can be customized to meet your needs.

This 8- x 12-foot structure includes an insulated area where your dog can stay warm in cold weather, a chew-proof dog door with aluminum edging and a fenced-in dog run so they can stretch their legs while staying safe. These kennels are made by Amish craftspeople in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Here’s where to find a local dealer.

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Fenced Dog Kennel

This outdoor dog kennel from @als.countrymutts features tall wire fences to keep adventurous doggies contained, and gravel ground covering (no muddy paws!). There’s plenty of room to run and play, as well as fun dog toys and obstacles like a large wood cable reel and rubber tire.

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Dog Kennel Gazebo

This cute dog kennel combines six metal panels to create a roomy enclosure for small to medium dogs. We love the classic gazebo shape and the colorful UV and water-resistant fabric roof that protects your pup from the elements. This would look great set up on the patio or in the backyard, and is easy to move around.

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Modern Dog Kennel

If you love clean lines and a modern aesthetic, why not buy a dog kennel to match your stylish taste? This sleek Ferranti Dog Kennel would add a wow factor to your outdoor space, while offering your dog a comfortable hideaway.

It’s made with durable galvanized steel and plywood to contain even the smartest escape artists. Inside you’ll find a cozy dog house with a hinged roof for easy cleaning.

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DIY Gated Dog Kennel

The talented woodworking couple behind @designsabh built this attractive outdoor dog kennel as part of their backyard makeover. The wire mesh fence allows clear view of the dogs, and the horizontal slat gate is functional and beautiful. Inside they’ve included a cute wooden awning so their fur babies can lounge in the shade.

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Cozy Cottage Dog Kennel

If you’re looking to splurge on an outdoor dog kennel, look no further than this adorable dog kennel cottage. It comes as a ready-to-assemble kit. A cozy enclosed section inside protects your dog from the elements, and the roomy fenced-in “porch” lets them stretch their legs while staying safe.

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Erica Young
Erica Young is a freelance writer and content creator, specializing in home and lifestyle pieces. She loves writing about home decor, organization, relationships, and pop culture. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication.