Let me start with a disclaimer: I have never had a dog, which is probably why I had no idea there was such a thing as a whelping box. Obviously, I also had no idea it was called a whelping box, I had to google “dog birth box” and this mysterious term came up. The one that you see in the photo above is made in Italy by a company called Original Legno Italia which produces interior and exterior wood furniture and accessories such as dog houses, wine racks, sheds, bookcases, chests, and so on.
The company, which is based in beautiful Sicily, started off in 1999 by producing mainly dog and cat houses. Today they offer a wide range of household items, but their goal is still the same: quality, safety, functionality, and respect for nature.
Their whelping box is made of sturdy wood, has rounded edges, an anti-crushing system (the metal bars), is suitable for all dog breeds and is painted with non-toxic varnish. Prices start at €198.