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Samsung builds high-tech dream doghouse with a pup spa

Samsung steps away from smartphones for a moment to design a fancy doghouse stocked with a treadmill, tablet and pooch-size pool.

Samsung Dream Doghouse
One lucky dog gets to take this dream pad home. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

Cats have their own apps. It's only fair that dogs get their own high-tech luxury doghouse from the same people who brought us the Galaxy S6 and a whole host of fancy smart TVs. As part of its sponsorship for the Crufts dog show ("The World's Largest Dog Show") in the UK, Samsung tasked some of its brightest minds with building the ultimate doghouse.

The result is the Samsung Dream Doghouse. Brian Dowling, director of production, calls it "the dog kennel of the future." The two-room doghouse is rounded with a see-through front wall, giving it a retro-futuristic look. A paw-and-bones design decorates the inside walls. There are lots of soft pillowy parts to nap on.

The best part of the doghouse is the selection of over-the-top accouterments that go with it. There's a treadmill lined with fake grass and a hydrotherapy pool for rejuvenation after a taxing afternoon of frolicking at the dog park. An automatic feeder dispenses kibble at the press of a button, which might not be the best idea if Mr. Fluffypants von Poodlebits is already a little on the hefty side.

The lucky pup also gets its own Samsung Tab S mounted in the back, "chill-out" part of the crash pad. You might want to load up some suitable viewing material, like "Benji" and "Reservoir Dogs."

According to the International Business Times, the Dream Doghouse comes with a £20,000 price tag. That's about $30,475 or AU$39,000. But if you are hoping to buy the palatial pooch palace, you're out of luck: Samsung UK already gave it away to a black-and-white pup through a social-media contest. Attendees at the Crufts show from March 5-8 in Birmingham, England, can view the doghouse in person before it's transferred to its new owner.