The world’s most expensive kennel

Two pampered pooches will soon be moving into the world’s most expensive kennel, costing their owner a whopping £250,000 ($390,000)

A dog-loving surgeon commissioned architect Andy Ramus to design this kennel for her two Great Danes, so they could live in the ‘yap’ of luxury.

The deluxe 1,000 sq feet doghouse will be connected to the owners new £1.4m ($2,2m) bungalow near Cirencester, Gloucestershire and will be filled with high tech treats.

Inside, Barkingham Palace, as it should be known, the dogs will sleep on sheepskin-lined, temperature-controlled beds, soothe their aches in an 18in-deep spa, howl along to a £150,000 ($232,000) sound system and watch dog-friendly programmes on a 52-inch plasma TV.

Automatic dispensers will ensure that chilled, filtered water and deluxe dry food are always available. ‘There’s even a spa bath with a saline treatment built in because it’s good for their coats.

The pooches’ palatial home will also be fitted with webcams so the owners can check in on them from anywhere in the world.

They will also be able to login and adjust the temperature in the doghouse or give them a treat from a dispenser.

The owners say that despite the credit crunch they did not ‘paws’ for thought before splashing the cash on their dogs.

Dee McCourt, from the exclusive 550-acre Lower Mill Estate where the house and kennel will be built in spring 2009, said: “It’s amazing. This lady obviously cares an awful lot about her dogs.