A dog tent is a portable shelter that allows dogs to escape the elements when
outdoors, or just a place to curl up in when indoors. Made from waterproof
materials, most dog tents are easy to assemble and break down in minutes. They
are lightweight and easy to transport. Perfect for camping, traveling, and other
outdoor pursuits. Some dog tents are quite elaborate, sporting features like
ventilated side panels, elevated floors, hold open door flaps, and zippered
an example, the Midwest
Canine Camper Portable Tent Crate is made from a water resistant Denier polyester with PVC mesh window screens. It
has several storage pouches, privacy flaps, and a zipper lock. It even comes
with a bucket loop to hold a water bucket in place.
Short history lesson: During the Civil war, the term "dog tent" referred to a
wedge-shaped canvas tent designed to shelter two soldiers. Each soldier carried
half of the tent and the two halves were buttoned together to form a whole tent.
Saplings or muskets were used to support the tent. Many soldiers grumbled
that it was called a dog tent because it would only comfortably accommodate a
dog, and a small one at that. In subsequent wars, this type of simple tent was
more commonly referred to as a "pup tent".