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 Definition Small shed commonly built in the shape of a little house intended for a dog. [d] [e]
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Okay, I couldn't decided whether this warranted its own article space. I would have preferred to leave a redirect here and merge this with kennel because it's so short, but they're not synonymous except, literally in the sense of "doghouse". Know what I mean? Suggestions? Aleta Curry 22:54, 15 October 2007 (CDT)


Oh, is this ever going to be fun to create a photo gallery for. :-)  —Stephen Ewen (Talk) 23:51, 15 October 2007 (CDT)

Hmmm...lots of pictures of husbands in doghouses?? Aleta Curry 02:07, 16 October 2007 (CDT)
Well, maybe, but I try not to know. ;-) But I have seen doghouses more elaborate and nice than the homes of the human poor in the developing world. :-(  —Stephen Ewen (Talk) 02:15, 16 October 2007 (CDT)


I'm not sure that Brits use kennel in the sense you describe here. I have always used kennel to refer to a boarding house for dogs. The place you take a dog when you go on a trip. Kennels take cat boarders too. I would use, as a Brit, the term doghouse to refer to the shed in the back garden that houses a single dog. Chris Day (talk) 02:18, 16 October 2007 (CDT) (or maybe I have become americanised without knowing it?)

'Kennel' is the UK word for the dog shed (though I've never owned a dog). Owners also send their pets to 'kennels' when they go on holiday, for example. Chris, I think you've been U-S-A'ed. :-) John Stephenson 02:26, 16 October 2007 (CDT)
AH! I was wondering this after I wrote above. :( I noticed this when I went to the UK recently. I couldn't remember if I was suspposed to hire or rent a car! Not to mention nearly getting killed a few times when looking the wrong way crossing the street. Chris Day (talk) 02:42, 16 October 2007 (CDT)
When looking the right wrong way of crossing the street.... Yea, that makes sense. :D  —Stephen Ewen (Talk) 03:17, 16 October 2007 (CDT)