South Korean tech giant Samsung recently unveiled the one-of-a-kind Dream Doghouse which cost $30,600 to make.
Unfortunately, the Dream Doghouse will not be for sale yet [Cue cries of bitter disappointment] but was awarded as a prize across Samsung’s social media channels. It will be on display at Crufts through the days of the show, March 5-8. Samsung is a long time sponsor of Crufts.
A news release from Andy Griffiths, president of Samsung Electronics U.K. and Ireland, stated
The Samsung Dream Doghouse looks sleek and modern, featuring the kind of tech the discerning dog of the future will need. From dogs who have social media profiles, to owners who use video calling to check on their pet while away, technology is fast becoming an integral part of everyday life.
It took six weeks for a team of twelve designers and builders to create the Dream Doghouse which comes with two indoor living areas, one for rest and relaxation and one for dining and entertainment.
There is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet, for whatever the dog wants to do online, a “push to woof” call bell to summon the servants and a dog-operated treat dispenser in case the servants don't come quickly enough.
Dog themed wallpaper, cushions, and a portrait gallery are among the accessories.
An outside AstroTurf area has a doggie treadmill and a hot tub spa area.
Before constructing the Dream Doghouse the company polled 1500 dog owners to see what features they would like for their dog. This turned out to be more like a doggie estate than a mere house.
Samsung has held the number one spot in the global Smartphone market since 2012, but lost it to Apple in the fourth quarter of 2014.
There doesn't seem to be much competition currently for market share for $30,000 dog houses.