Animals

By James Somper


A company have launched a range of luxury dog kennels that cost up to £170K – more than a three bedroom house.

The plush pads have been launched by UK company, Hecate Verona, and feature dozens of hi-tech gadgets including heating, air conditioning, treat dispensers and even a conference calling system so the dog and its owner can communicate with each other.

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Pampered pooches can also expect indoor and outdoor lighting, food and water feeding systems, sound systems and televisions.

The luxurious doggy digs start at an eye-watering £30,000 with fully equipped high end models costing £150,000.

But creative director, Alice Williams, said that customers can also request personalised features if they wish to.

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She said: “Our objective was to create a majestic and royal looking dog manor which seeks to complement the garden and the surrounding in which it stands.

“Our customers and their dogs typically live indoors so we see our dog manor as an extra that gives a pet more comfort – it is dog´s own house that has all the comforts of an indoor living room, making the whole experience of staying outdoors more fun and enjoyable.

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“This leads to the dog enjoying the outdoors even more and staying more active and that is highly recommended by veterinarians.”

Each “house” is designed by luxury yacht craftsmen and are made with natural but lavish materials including oak and marble and boast elegant features such as pillars, engravings and classical style columns.

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The living space has been divided into separate bedroom and living room areas with the latter giving panoramic views of the surroundings – thanks to the windows which are lowered accordingly depending on the height of the dog.

The London-based company has spent three years developing the lavish homes, with each one taking up to three months to build.