That's Too Much: Samsung Builds $30K Dog Dreamhouse

March 9, 2015


This is the Samsung Dream Doghouse. It was built by 12 architects and fabricators over six weeks and cost $30,000 to complete, which is easily $29,800 more than any doghouse should cost. Of course most doghouses don't have treadmills, automatic food dispensers, hydrotherapy pools, or tablet computers playing dog-themed content. Which makes sense, because no doghouse needs those things. The Dream Doghouse was built to celebrate Samsung's sponsorship of Crufts 2015, the largest dog show in the world. Me? I like small dog shows. And puppet shows. Also, for the record, no dog needs a $30,000 doghouse. They just need love and food and water. I love dogs as much as the next person who likes dogs more than people and is convinced they're constantly trying to tell them something meaningful, but their needs are pretty basic. Half of them are like, for-real basic bitches.

To work out the most desirable features for the kennel, Samsung surveyed 1,500 people.

It found 64 per cent of dog owners think their pets would benefit from more technology and gadgets, with a quarter admitting they would like their dog to have treadmill, and a similar number a TV or tablet.

Wait, what? 64% of people think their dogs need more technology in their lives? Because that makes me feel like 64% of dog owners shouldn't own dogs. You know what's better than a doggy treadmill? Walking your dog. It's good for both of you. Unless you get hit by a car, then it's bad. Except if neither one of you gets hurt that bad and you still get to collect a shit-ton of insurance, then it's good again. I got hit by a car once, you know what I got? Only the first three digits of the dude's license plate as he sped away. :(

Keep going for a bunch more shots and a video.




Thanks to Damien, who likes dog food.

  • Lightthefuse

    >"Wait, what? 64% of people think their dogs need more technology in their lives?"

    There's even a dog technology conference later this month. It really is that popular of an idea:

  • Jessie Love

    Pay all this money so my dog could mark it every day till it rots... Yeah right...

  • curmudgeonly ryan

    How do you get in there to clean the liquid shit off the walls when your dog's eats too many pig ears?

  • My dog is laid on the window cill looking at the world go by. He doesn't need all that crap!
    Stupid pointless marketing.

  • kevin

    1st rule of pet ownership: the more money you spend on something for your pet, the less likely they'll want to use it.
    Cat owners know this especially well. You buy them nice cat towers and they prefer to play on your keyboard while you're tyosdogsngsahikdg

  • Bling Nye

    That's because cats are assholes.

  • Wiley

    I've only lived with one, but I'm an asshole too, we're great buds. Sometimes it's nice to have to earn respect... not to knock the dogs in my life who are all unconditionally loyal champs whether I live with them or not.

  • kevin

    A dog has the capacity to love even strangers unconditionally.
    With a cat you have to gain its trust first before it will grant you the privilege of being ignored in the same room together.
    That said I'd give up almost any material object I own to have my cat with me again.

  • Wiley

    I can imagine :(
    I'll give my little jackass a head smush in your honor.

  • Lightthefuse

    Volunteer at an animal shelter. You'll meet plenty of cats that decide they love you and everyone else, some that decide they love only you, and others than hate everyone no matter what.

  • Bling Nye

    Pfftt... "worth it" you'll exclaim, if your wife puts you in the dog house.

    Needs a PS4 though. And maybe a bigger tv. And a beer cooler.

  • Kevin

    My dog will pee all over that $30k dog house. It's like "grass" everywhere.

  • kevin

    Again, we meet.

  • captaindash

    If you wanna drop 30 G's on yer pooch, then have at it. If you think they actually need any of it, then you are delusional. Then again, I don't need a half dozen pairs of shoes.

  • Ollie Williams

    "Because that makes me feel like 64% of dog owners should own dogs."

    SHOULDN'T, GW. Shouldn't own dogs.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    Most people don't have enough responsibility to own pets, drive, have children, etc. Now you know why super villains want to take over the world.

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