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Samsung Dream Doghouse envisions luxury digs for man's best friend

Samsung Dream Doghouse envisio...
Samsung's Dream Doghouse, with occupant
Samsung's Dream Doghouse, with occupant
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Samsung's Dream Doghouse, with occupant
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Samsung's Dream Doghouse, with occupant
Dream Doghouse comprises three areas: a rest and relaxation space, dining and entertainment area, and an unsheltered leisure area with astro-turf grass
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Dream Doghouse comprises three areas: a rest and relaxation space, dining and entertainment area, and an unsheltered leisure area with astro-turf grass
The Samsung Dream Doghouse was conceived to promote Samsung's sponsorship of this year's Crufts dog show in the UK, so it isn't going to be hitting the market any time soon
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The Samsung Dream Doghouse was conceived to promote Samsung's sponsorship of this year's Crufts dog show in the UK, so it isn't going to be hitting the market any time soon
The firm tasked a team of 12 designers, including an architect, to come up with the concept
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The firm tasked a team of 12 designers, including an architect, to come up with the concept
A push-button "woof-operated" tannoy helps the mutt in residence keep in touch with its owners
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A push-button "woof-operated" tannoy helps the mutt in residence keep in touch with its owners
The automatic feeder
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The automatic feeder
An astro-turfed treadmill to keep the dog in shape
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An astro-turfed treadmill to keep the dog in shape
A vinyl wallpaper with space for personalized framed portraits that the firm suggests could be used to display Crufts "pin-ups"
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A vinyl wallpaper with space for personalized framed portraits that the firm suggests could be used to display Crufts "pin-ups"
The hydrotherapy pool
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The hydrotherapy pool
It's a dog's life, eh?
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It's a dog's life, eh?
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The cutting edge of pet architecture shouldn't just be for cats, so it's only right that man's best friend enjoys some plush digs too. With this in mind, Samsung has unveiled a concept kennel that features luxury amenities like a treadmill, hydrotherapy pool, and an automated feeder. It's a dog's life, eh?

The Dream Doghouse was conceived to promote Samsung's sponsorship of this year's Crufts dog show in the UK, so it isn't going to be hitting the market any time soon. The firm tasked a team of 12 designers, including an architect, to come up with the concept. It cost a total of £20,000 (US$30,500) to develop.

The firm tasked a team of 12 designers, including an architect, to come up with the concept
The firm tasked a team of 12 designers, including an architect, to come up with the concept

It's split into three areas: a rest and entertainment space, a dining area, and an unsheltered leisure area with astro-turf grass. Much of the technology on display doesn't actually work, but Samsung imagines a treadmill and hydrotherapy pool would offer exercise and relaxation, an automatic feeder would dispense dog treats at a hit of a paw, and a push-button "woof-operated" PA system would help the mutt-in-residence keep in touch with its owners.

The dining area is finished in vinyl wallpaper and personalized framed portraits display Crufts "pin-ups." The interior of the entertainment area is decked out in thick fire-retardant carpet, and Samsung's designers also placed a Galaxy Tab S on the wall – though in our experience dogs usually prefer standing on, jumping on, or knocking over tablets rather than playing Candy Crush Saga and the like ...

The Samsung Dream Doghouse is on display at this year's Crufts, which starts on March 5. The video below shows a little more information on the design.

Source: Samsung UK

Samsung | Crufts 2015: Samsung Dream Doghouse

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