Question by  Ryan66 (27)

What dimensions should a whelping box be?


Answer by  mtlady1943 (144)

Dimensions should be based on the dog breed and size. For instance, a box for a Great Dane could be 4 or 5 feet square. It should have high enough sides to keep the pups in and allow the mother easy in and out access.


Answer by  Jove (164)

The size of the box depends on the size of the dog. Typically, the sides are between four and five feet, with a height around twelve inches. One side should be shorter than the rest to give the mother easy access in and out of the box. A larger dog would require larger dimensions, such as 48x48x20.


Answer by  enkidu87 (130)

A small box should be approximately 34 x 34 x 15 inches. For a medium dog figure a box 40 x 40 x 20. For a large dog, a box 48 x 48 x 20. And for an extra large breed consider a box 60 x 48 x 23


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

It depends on what kind of pet you're making the box for and the size of this pet. Make it so that the Mom and babies can all fit in there and move around a bit. If you have a dog those little blue plastic swimming pools for kids work GREAT for whelping.


Answer by  riverjoe21 (89)

The size of your whelping box will depend on the size of your dog. In general the box should be large enough for the mother to lay down and have enough room so that the puppies are not laying on top of each other.


Answer by  TOEKNEEJEE (310)

It really all depends on the breed of dog, or cat, or whatever you are breeding. Typically a 5' by 5' area will be plenty of room


Answer by  mpartin (1600)

This will greatly depend on the size of your dog. You will not want a large box for a small dog so that the puppies stay near the mom.

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