FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
To find your answer, please just click on the appropriate question below:

Delivery Charges

What are the delivery charges?

Delivery is free on orders over £50 for standard pet products to UK Mainland and parts of Scotland only £5.99 for orders under £50. *weight restrictions may apply. Whelping boxes to UK Mainland incur a shipping fee from £15.99 each. Please visit our delivery page to check your postal code. Or email us

Sizes
What are the standard sizes for your whelping boxes / weaning pens?
What size whelping box/pen is recommended for my breed?

Prices
How much do you charge for a custom-made whelping box?

Construction
What are Warwick whelping boxes made of?
How high are the puppy rails (pig rails) from the floor?
What are the internal dimensions?
How thick are the walls?
How high is the door opening off the floor?
What cleaners can be used?
How is the Warwick whelping box assembled?

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What payment methods do you accept?
How long does delivery take?

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What are the standard sizes for your whelping boxes / weaning pens?

All whelping boxes / weaning pens are available in the following standard sizes:

Deluxe Whelping Box

XSmall – 24″ x 24″ x 12.5″

XSmall – 24″ x 24″ x 16.5″

X Small – 24″ x 24″ x 24″

Small – 30″ x 24″ x 12.5″

Small – 30″ x 24″ x 16.5″

Small – 30″ x 24″ x 24″

Small/Medium – 30″ x 30″ x 12.5″

Small/Medium – 30″ x 30″ x 16.5″

Small/Medium – 30″ x 30″ x 24″

Medium – 36″ x 24″ X 12.5″

Medium – 36″ x 24″ X 16.5″

Medium – 36″ x 24″ x 24″

Large – 36″ X 36″ X 12.5″

Large – 36″ X 36″ X 16.5″

Large – 36″ X 36″ X 24″

Large – 48″ x 36″ x 12.5″

Large – 48″ x 36″ x 16.5″

Large/Extra Large – 40″ X 40″ X 12.5″

Large/Extra Large – 40″ X 40″ X 16.5″

Large/Extra Large – 40″ X 40″ X 24″

Extra Large – 48″ X 48″ X 12.5″

Extra Large – 48″ X 48″ X 16.5″

Extra Large – 48″ X 48″ X 24″

Ultimate Whelping Box

Extra Large – 46″ x 46″ x 24″

Extra Extra Large – 60″ x 46″ x 24″

Ultimate Whelping Box and pen

46″ x 46″ x 24″ / Pen 46″ x 36″ x 19″

60″ x 46″ x 24″ / Pen 60″ x 36″ x 19″

Superior Whelping Box

24″ x 24″ x 24″

30″ x 24″ x 24″

30″ x 30″ x 24″

36″ x 36″ x 24″

Pinnacle Whelping Box

30″ x 24″ x 12.5″ (Suited to Toy/Small Breeds Only)

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What size whelping box/pen is recommended for my breed?

We often get asked for the right sized whelping box for the breed of dog, so we have put together a guide which we hope will assist in helping you decide. Size is a very important decision, so if you need any further advice, then please contact us.
These sizes are for guidance purposes only, as no two dogs are the same, and we cannot be responsible for incorrect ordering. If any doubt, please ask. We are always happy to help!
We also manufacture bespoke sizes, so if you’re unable to find a box you feel is suitable for your pet, then please e-mail us or telephone us and we’ll be more than happy to help.

BREEDWHELPING BOX SIZES
Affenpinscher Medium
AfghanLargeExtra-Large
AidiLargeExtra-Large
AinuLargeExtra-Large
AiredaleLargeExtra Large
AkbashExtra-Large 
Akita Extra-Large
Alapaha Blue Blood BulldogLargeExtra-Large
Alaskan MalamuteLargeExtra-Large
Alpine Dachsbracke Large
American BulldogExtra-Large 
American Eskimo Extra-Large
American FoxhoundExtra-Large 
American Pit Bull TerrierExtra Large 
American StaffordshireMediumLarge
American Water SpanielMediumLarge
Anatolian ShepherdExtra-Large 
Anglo-Francais De Petit VenerieMedium 
Appenzell Mountain DogMediumLarge
Argentine DogoExtra-Large 
Ariege PointerLarge 
AriegeoisLarge 
Australian Cattle DogMediumLarge
Australian GreyhoundExtra-Large 
Australian KelpieLargeExtra large
Australian ShepherdLargeExtra large
Australian Terrier Medium
Austrian PinscherLargeExtra Large
Auvergne PointerLargeExtra Large
AzawakhExtra large 
Balkan Hound Large
Barbet Large
Basenji Large
Basset Artesian Normand Large
Basset Blue De Gascogne Large
Basset Fauve de Bretgne Large
Basset HoundLarge 
Bavarian Mountain HoundExtra Large 
Beagle Large
Beagle Harrier Large
Bearded Collie Large
Beauceron Extra-Large
Bedlington TerrierMediumLarge
Belgian Malinois Extra-Large
Belgian SheepdogLarge 
Belgian Tervuran Extra-Large
BergamascoLargeExtra-Large
Berger De PicardLarge 
Berner Lufhund Extra Large
Bernese Mountain Dog Extra-Large
Bichon FriseMedium 
BillyLarge 
Black & Tan CoonhoundExtra-Large 
Black Forest HoundLarge 
Black Russian TerrierLarge 
BloodhoundExtra-Large 
Blue Picardy SpanielLarge 
Bluetick CoonhoundLarge 
BologneseSmallMedium
Border Collie Large
Border TerrierSmallMedium
BorzoiExtra-Large 
Bosnian Rough-Coated Hound Large
Boston TerrierSmallMedium
Bourbonnais PointerLargeExtra Large
Bouvier des FlandresExtra-Large 
Boxer Extra Large
Bracco Italiano Extra-Large
Braque St. GermainExtra Large 
BriardExtra-Large 
Briquet Griffon VendeenLarge 
Brittany SpanielLargeExtra Large
Bruno Jura LaufhundLargeExtra Large
Brussels Griffon Medium
Bull BoxerLargeExtra Large
Bull TerrierLargeExtra-Large
BulldogLargeExtra Large
BullmastiffExtra-Large 
Ca De BestiarLargeExtra-Large
Ca De BouLargeExtra-Large
Cairn TerrierSmallMedium
Canaan DogMediumLarge
Cane CorsoLargeExtra-Large
Cardigan Welsh CorgiMedium 
Carolina DogMedium 
Catahoula LeopardLargeExtra Large
Catalan Sheepdog Large
Cavalier King Charles SpanielSmallMedium
Cesky TerrierMedium 
Chart PoskiLargeExtra-Large
Chein d’ArtoisMediumLarge
Chesapeake Bay RetrieverLargeExtra-Large
ChihuahuaXSmallSmall
Chinese CrestedXSmallSmall
Chinese FooLarge 
Chinese Shar-PeiLargeExtra-Large
ChinookLargeExtra-Large
Chow Chow Extra-Large
Cirneco Dell’EtnaSmallMedium
Clumber SpanielLargeExtra-Large
Cocker SpanielMediumLarge
CockerpooMediumLarge
CollieLargeExtra-Large
Corded PoodleLargeExtra Large
Coton de TulearMediumLarge
Croatian Sheepdog Large
Curly Coated RetrieverLargeExtra-Large
Czech WolfdogLargeExtra-Large
Czesky FousekLargeExtra-Large
Czesky TerrierSmallMedium
DachshoundMediumLarge
DalmatianExtra-Large 
Dandie Dinmont TerrierMediumLarge
DeerhoundExtra-LargeXXL
DingoLarge 
Doberman Pinscher Extra-Large
Dogue de BordeauxExtra-LargeXXL
DreverMediumLarge
Dunker Large
Dutch Partridge Dog Large
Dutch SheepdogLarge 
Dutch ShepherdLarge 
Dutch SmoushondSmallMedium
East Siberian LaikaMediumLarge
English Cocker SpanielMediumLarge
English CoonhoundLargeExtra-large
English FoxhoundLargeExtra-large
English SetterExtra-Large 
English ShepherdLargeExtra Large
English Springer SpanielMediumLarge
English Toy SpanielSmallMedium
English Toy TerrierSmallMedium
Entelbuch Mountain dogLargeExtra Large
Entlebucher SennenhundLargeExtra Large
Epagneul Bleu De Picardie Large
Epagneul Pont-Audemer Large
Estrela Mountain Dog Extra-Large
EurasierLargeExtra-Large
Field SpanielMediumLarge
Fila BrasileiroExtra-Large 
Finnish HoundLargeExtra-Large
Finnish LapphundLargeExtra-Large
Finnish SpitzMediumLarge
Flat-Coated RetrieverLargeExtra-Large
Fox Terrier – SmoothSmallMedium
Fox Terrier – WireMedium 
FoxhoundLarge 
French BulldogMediumLarge
French Gascony PointerMediumLarge
French Pyrenean PointerMediumLarge
French SpanielMediumLarge
German Hunting TerrierSmallMedium
German PinscherLargeExtra-Large
German ShepherdExtra-Large 
German Shorthaired Pointer Extra-Large
German Spaniel Large
German Spitz Large
German Spitz ToySmallMedium
German Spitz: GiantMediumLarge
German Wirehaired Pointer Extra-Large
German WolfspitzLargeExtra-Large
Giant SchnauzerExtra-Large 
Glen of Imall TerrierMediumLarge
Golden RetrieverExtra-Large 
Gorden SetterExtra-Large 
Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc Et NoirLargeExtra-Large
Grand Basset Griffon VendeenMediumLarge
Grand Bleu De GascogneLargeExtra-Large
Grand Gascon-SaintongeoisLargeExtra-Large
Grand Griffon VeneenLargeExtra-Large
Great DaneExtra-LargeXXL
Great PyreneesExtra-LargeXXL
Greater Swiss Mountain DogExtra-LargeXXL
Greenland DogLargeExtra-Large
GreyhoundLargeExtra-Large
Griffon Fauve De Bretagne Large
Griffon NiveranisLargeExtra-Large
HaldenstovareLargeExtra-Large
HamiltonstovareLargeExtra-Large
Hanoverian Mountain HoundLargeExtra-Large
HarrierMediumLarge
HavaneseSmallMedium
HovawartLargeExtra-Large
Hungarian GreyhoundLargeExtra-Large
Hungarian VizslaExtra Large 
HygenhundLargeExtra-Large
Ibizan HoundLargeExtra-Large
Iceland DogMediumLarge
Illyrian SheepdogLargeExtra-Large
Inca Hairless DogMediumLarge
Irish Red & White Setter Extra-large
Irish Setter Extra-Large
Irish TerrierMedium 
Irish Water SpanielMediumLarge
Irish WolfhoundExtra-Large 
Istrian Rough-Coated HoundLarge 
Istrian ShepherdLarge 
Istrian Smooth-Coated HoundMediumLarge
Italian GreyhoundSmallMedium
Italian HoundMediumLarge
Italian SpinoneLargeExtra-Large
Jack Russel TerrierSmallMedium
Japanese ChinSmallMedium
Japanese SpitzSmallMedium
Japanese TerrierSmallMedium
JindoMediumLarge
Kai DogMediumLarge
Kai KenMediumLarge
Karelian Bear DogMediumLarge
KeeshondMediumLarge
Kerry BeagleLargeExtra-Large
Kerry Blue TerrierMediumLarge
KomondorExtra-Large 
Kooiker DogMediumLarge
KromforhrlanderMediumLarge
KuvaszExtra-Large 
Kyi LeoLargeExtra-Large
LabradoodleLargeExtra-Large
Labrador RetrieverLargeExtra-Large
LaekenoisLargeExtra-Large
Lakeland TerrierMediumLarge
Lancashire HeelerSmallMedium
LandseerExtra-Large 
Lapponian HerderLargeExtra-Large
Large French PointerLargeExtra-Large
Large MunsterlanderLargeExtra-large
LeonbergerLargeExtra-Large
Lhasa Apso Medium
LowchenSmallMedium
LpinporokoiraLargeExtra-Large
Lucas TerrierSmall 
LundehundSmall 
LurcherLargeExtra-Large
Luzerner LaufhundMedium 
MalteseSmallMedium
Manchester TerrierSmallMedium
Maremma SheepdogLargeExtra-Large
MastiffExtra-LargeXXL
Mi-KiSmallMedium
Middle Asian OvcharkaLargeExtra-Large
Miniature Bull TerrierMedium 
Miniature DachshundSmall 
Miniature Mexican HairlessSmall 
Miniature PinscherSmallMedium
Miniature PoodleSmallMedium
Miniature SchnauzerSmallMedium
MudiMediumLarge
Neapolitan MastiffExtra-LargeXXL
New Guinea Singing DogMediumLarge
New Zealand HuntawayLargeExtra-Large
NewfoundlandExtra-LargeXXL
NiederlaufhundsMediumLarge
Nordic SpitzLargeExtra-Large
Norfork TerrierSmallMedium
NorrbottenspetsMediumLarge
North American ShepherdMediumLarge
Norwegian BuhundLargeExtra-Large
Norwegian ElkhoundLargeExtra-Large
Norwich TerrierSmallMedium
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling RetrieverLargeExtra-Large
Old Danish PointerMedium 
Old English SheepdogExtra-Large 
Olde English BulldoggeLargeExtra-Large
OtterhoundLargeExtra-Large
Owczarek PodhalanskiExtra-Large 
PapillonSmallMedium
Parson Jack Russell TerrierSmallMedium
Patterdale TerrierSmallMedium
PekingeseSmallMedium
Pembroke Welsh CorgiSmallMedium
Perdguero De BurgosLarge 
Perdiguero PortuguesoMediumLarge
Perro De Pastor MallorquinLargeExtra-Large
Peruvian Inca OrchidMediumLarge
Petit Basset Griffon VendeenMediumLarge
Petit Bleu De GascogneMediumLarge
Petit Griffon De GascogneMediumLarge
PhaleneSmall 
Pharaoh HoundLarge 
Picardy ShepherdLargeExtra-Large
Picardy SpanielMediumLarge
Plott HoundMediumLarge
Podengo Portugueso MedioMedium 
Podengo Portugueso PequenoSmallMedium
PointerLargeExtra-Large
PoitevinLarge 
Polish HoundLarge 
Polish Lowland SheepdogMediumLarge
Polish Tatra SheepdogExtra-Large 
PomeranianXSmallSmall
PorcelaineLarge 
Portuguese Cattle DogLarge 
Portuguese PointerMediumLarge
Portuguese Shepherd DogLargeExtra Large
Portuguese WatchdogExtra-Large 
Portuguese Water DogLargeExtra-Large
Posavac HoundLargeExtra-Large
Prazsky KrysavikSmallMedium
Presa CanarioExtra-Large 
PudelpointerLarge 
PugSmallMedium
PuliMediumLarge
PumiSmallMedium
Pyrenean MastiffExtra-LargeXXL
Pyrenean Sheepdog Medium
Rafeiro Do AlentejoExtra-LargeXXL
Rampur GreyhoundLargeExtra Large
Rat TerrierSmallMedium
Redbone CoonhoundLargeExtra Large
Rhodesian RidgebackExtra-LargeXXL
RottweilerXXLExtra-Large
Russo-European LaikaLargeExtra Large
Saarloos WolfhoundLargeExtra-Large
Sabueso EspanolMediumLarge
Saint BernardExtra-LargeXXL
Saint-Germain PointerLargeExtra-Large
SalukiExtra-LargeXXL
SamoyedExtra-LargeXXL
SchapendoesMediumLarge
SchillerstovareMediumLarge
SchipperkeSmallXXL
Schwyzer NeiderlaufhundsMediumLarge
Scottish DeerhoundExtra-LargeXXL
Scottish TerrierMediumLarge
Sealyham TerrierMediumLarge
Segugio ItalianoLargeExtra-Large
Shetland Sheepdog Medium
Shiba Inu Medium
Shih Tzu Medium
ShikokuMediumLarge
Shiloh ShepherdLargeExtra-Large
Siberian HuskyLargeExtra-Large
Silky TerrierSmallMedium
Skye TerrierMediumLarge
SloughiLargeExtra-Large
Slovensky KuvacLargeExtra-Large
SmalandsstovareMediumLarge
Small MunsterlanderMediumLarge
Smooth CollieLarge 
Smooth Fox TerrierSmall 
Soft Coated WheatonLargeXXL
South Russian SheepdogExtra-Large 
Spanish GreyhoundLargeExtra Large
Spanish MastiffExtra-LargeXXL
Spanish PointerLargeExtra Karge
Spanish Water DogMediumLarge
Spinone ItalianoLargeExtra-Large
St. Hubert Jura LaufhundLarge 
StabyhounLarge 
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Large
Standard Mancester TerrierSmallMedium
Standard Mexican HairlessMediumLarge
Standard PoodleLargeExtra-Large
Standard SchnauzerMediumLarge
Styrian Rough-Haired Mountain HoundMediumLarge
Sussex SpanielMediumLarge
Swedish ElkhoundLargeExtra large
Swedish LapphundMediumLarge
Swedish VallhundMediumLarge
TervurenLargeLarge
Thai RidgebackLargeExtra-Large
Tibetan Kyi ApsoLarge 
Tibetan MastiffExtra-LargeXXL
Tibetan Spaniel Medium
Tibetan TerrierMediumLarge
Tosa InuExtra-Large 
Toy American Eskimo Medium
Toy Fox Terrier Medium
Toy Manchester Medium
Toy Mexican Hairless Medium
Toy PoodleSmallMedium
Transylvanian HoundLarge 
Treeing Walker CoonhoundLargeExtra-Large
VizslaLarge 
Volpino Italiano Medium
Weimaraner Extra-Large
Welsh Springer SpanielMediumLarge
Welsh TerrierMediumLarge
West Highland White Medium
West Siberian LaikaLarge 
WetterhounMediumLarge
WhippetLarge 
Wire Fox Terrier Medium
Wire-Haired VizslaLargeExtra-Large
Wirehaired Pointer GriffonLargeExtra-Large
Yorkshire TerrierSmallMedium
Yugoslavian Mountain HoundLargeExtra-Large
Yugoslavian Tricolored HoundLargeExtra-Large

Size Guide for Pet Heat Pads

Small Size is suited for small breeds or cats. The ideal whelping box would have a pet heat pad which is half the size of the base. So this small should be used with All our Small to Medium Sized Whelping Boxes. The Medium Pet Heat Pad is suited to cats an medium dogs, or several smaller breeds. Our Medium Pet Heat Pad is a perfect fit for our Large Size whelping boxes. Our Large size Pet Heat Pad is the largest pet heat pad available in the UK, most giant breeds have never been able to feel the full benefit of pet heat pads as they are just simply too big! this is perfect in our Extra Large and Extra Extra Large Whelping Boxes. This pet heat pad is truly a large size and a large litter of puppies would benefit significantly from this. If you are un-sure what size pet heat pad to purchase please give us a ring or your welcome to pop in and discuss your options.

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Your whelping boxes look really good, but how much do they cost?

All our whelping boxes are available in standard sizes to order, however Please e-mail us info@warwickwhelpingboxes.co.uk or phone us 0191 5488777 with your requirements, and we can then give you an accurate price, for a box to suit your exact needs.

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How much do you charge for a custom-made whelping box?

If you e-mail us or call us with details of your design, including the overall dimensions, then we’ll be able to provide you with a prompt and accurate quote.

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What are Warwick whelping boxes made of?

All whelping boxes / weaning pens are made from high quality PVC. Easily cleaned. We do not recommend using news paper, as the print may transfer to the box which will not come off. Also newspaper ink may be harmful to puppies. This is our own personal recommendation. Also note altho our whelping boxes are highly durable they are not chewproof.

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How high are the puppy rails (pig rails) from the floor?

Approximately 4” (100mm).

The Puppy Rails are used as a safety device, these can save lifes to stop mum rolling on the newborn puppies. Supervision is highly recommend and to determinded when the rails are to be removed. We find this from our own experience to be around 7 days. All breeds are different and grow at different rates.

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What are the internal dimensions?

Internal dimensions are usually 20mm less than the overall sizes, due to the thickness of the walls. Although on Ultimate whelping boxes they’re 32mm less, as the walls on this model are even thicker than on our other boxes. If you opt for puppy rails, then the living space is reduced by a further 6” (150mm). The rails themselves are 22mm in diameter, with the exception of the Ultimate.

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How thick are the walls?

On most of our whelping boxes, the PVC sections we use for the walls are 10mm thick. However, our Ultimate whelping box features even thicker walls, which are 16mm.

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How high is the door opening off the floor?

Approximately 1” (25mm).

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What cleaners can be used?

The whelping box can be cleaned with most products: detergent, please make sure you use cleaners which are safe for animals. Why not visit our Disinfectant /  Cleaning section where we have a full range of cleaners which are safe for all animals.

We do not recommend newspaper due to the print transfering to the whelping box when wet, but should you wish to use newspaper we suggest using a good quality upvc cream cleaner for any stubborn stains.

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How is the Warwick whelping box assembled?

No tools are required. The bottom section is in one piece with no joins. The wall sections just slot into place on top of the base. If you’ve opted for them, you should then insert the puppy rails. Two of the rails go directly through the walls and the other one fits between them. If you’ve ordered a roofed model, then the roof locates on top of the walls very easily. And that’s it! The Ultimate Whelping Boxes come pre-built shipped on pallets.

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How do I go about placing an order?

To order, it’s essential that you read our Terms and Conditions first, then simply either order online or should you prefer to call us and order over the telephone please call 0191 5488777, or of course your welcome to come into the shop and discuss your options over a free coffee.

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What payment methods do you accept?

We accept most payment methods, Credit and Debit cards, also including BACS (please contact us for BACS details.

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How long does delivery take?

Most boxes are manufactured and sent out within 7 – 10 working days. Bespoke boxes usually take 14-20 working days.

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