Build a Whelping Box or Litter Box

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How to Build a Dog Whelping Box

Plan to build a dog whelping box out of wood yourself

Dog whelping box plan that measures 35½" x 42".
Print the design plans below for building a whelping box. Build the whelping box out of wood. Plan to make it well in advance so the stain sealer dries thoroughly.
This dog litter box will accomodate a 70# doberman or other large canine breed and a large litter of puppies.

Whelping box plan, floor, back, and sides

Part A, Print the Dog Whelping Box Plan
Floor, rear wall, and sides

Whelping box plan, front

Part B, Print the Dog Litter Whelping Box Plan
Front wall, Upper and Lower Halves

Whelping box plan, bumper rail

Part C, Print the Dog Whelping Box Plan
Bumper rail

Part D, Whelping Box Plan
How to build a whelping box . This is wood and homemade for puppy
Building Materials List.
  • (1) 4' x 8' x ¾" sheet of plywood
  • (1) 4' x 4' x ¾" sheet of plywood
  • (1) 2" x 4" x 8'
  • (2) 2" x 3" x 8'
  • (1) 30" piano hinge
  • (2) hasps (see photo)
  • (2) quarts stain
  • (2) quarts waterproof wood sealant
  • (1) gallon paint thinner
  • (2) throw-away brushes
  • (50) 2" sheetrock screws to assemble sides, floor, bumper rail
  • (20) 3" sheetrock screws to assemble bumper rail, just in case
  • (2) snap clips to secure the hasps


    Part D, Print the Puppy Whelping Box Plan
    Building Materials List

    If you plan on building this wood puppy whelping box using the design plans, you will also need a circular saw or chop saw, drill, tape measure, carpenter's pencil and a speed-square.
    If you are not familiar with how to operate these tools in order to build this whelping box safely, then please do not plan to make this homemade box. They are available to buy wholesale online.

    Photo of the Whelping Box lined with newspapers

    Photo of the whelping box lined with newspapers. Make them several layers deep.

    Photo of the Whelping box bumper rail so the bitch doesn't smother the puppies

    Build a whelping box pig or bumper rail so the mother doesn't smother the puppies

    Whelping box bumper rail close-up photo of the corner

    Photo of puppy for sale whelping box pig rail or bumper rail corner

    Whelping box photo of the bumper rail corner upside down

    Whelping box close-up picture of the bumper or pig rail corner upside down

    Whelping box hasp assembly photo

    Build a whelping box hasp assembly picture.
    This homemade wood design plan allows you to lower the half-door .
    Older puppies for sale can climb out when they reach the age to begin potty training outside.

    Whelping box photo completed

    Picture of canine whelping box for puppy completed - FoxTrotters for Sale, Gaited Horse Breeders