Dogs have a very distinct part in the history of mankind. Similar to history when it comes to boxing, we do not know exactly when people started producing separate houses for their canine companions: but we are able to use data and evidence we have today to see what it was like for the earlier doghouses of human history and how we started providing housing for man's best friends.
The history of dog houses dates back to ancient times when humans first domesticated dogs. It is believed that the first dog houses were made from natural materials such as branches, leaves, and grass. These early shelters were used to protect the dogs from the elements and predators. In fact, according to the article "Animal domestication in the era of ancient genomics" in Nature Reviews Genetics scientific journal, domesticated dogs might have been given crude doghouses made of mud fifteen thousand years ago.
As humans began to settle down and live in permanent homes, they started building more elaborate dog houses. In ancient Rome, wealthy families built dog houses that were similar in design to their own homes. These dog houses were made from stone and had tiled roofs. They were often decorated with intricate carvings and embellishments. This was around the time that you could get custom and specialized doghouses for your favorite buddy, but it was mostly for the rich.
The poor mostly had to create doghouses from whatever materials they had available around them. These were usually made with scrape materials that were lying around.