This Berkeley Orthopaedic Dog Mattress has an individually pocket sprung construction with thick layers of wool felt and cotton offering the ultimate in orthopaedic comfort and support for your dog, ensuring even weight distribution and an incredibly comfortable and pain free sleep for your dog.
Each mattress comes with a tough 100% waterproof PVC–backed polyester cover as standard. This makes them the obvious choice for wet and muddy dogs but they are also invaluable for dealing with bitches in season, excessive drooling or incontinence. The main cause of smelly dog beds is when the inner core of the bed becomes damp or soiled. The waterproof cover forms a barrier to avoid this whilst also being resistant to mould and mildew (helpful for dogs prone to allergies) and helps to reduce infestations by fleas and mites.
The mattress is 15cm (6”) deep and comprises of a central layer of pocket springs sandwiched between 4 layers of rebound felt. This core is then wrapped in lambswool and compressed and buttoned inside a tough zipped natural cotton drill inner bag. The felt is made from a mix of recycled cotton and wool with a small percentage of polyester to give added bounce.
You also have the choice of an optional fabric overcover in chenille, velvet or polar fleece that can be used to provide a warmer, softer feel. They simply slip on over the top of the existing waterproof cover. This way, your dog's new mattress has the ideal dual combination of covers - soft, breathable and warm with an inner waterproof protective cover.
All covers are a fully fitted pillow case design with heavy duty Velcro closures. Zips have been avoided as they are prone to damage from chewing.
Measure your dog's height (to the top of the shoulders) and length (from chest bone to the base of his tail). Then add around 15cm to these dimensions to give a guide to the best bed size for optimum comfort. If in doubt, always choose a larger bed size.
|Size ||Dimensions ||Breed Guide * |
|Small/Medium ||approx. 80 x 70cm ||Small Terriers, Spaniels, Beagle, Miniature Schnauzer, Corgi, Dachshund |
|Large ||approx. 110 x 75cm ||Labrador, Golden Retriever, Border Collie, Boxer, Pointers, Setters and Vizslas |
|X Large ||approx. 140 x 90cm ||German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Husky, Great Dane, Greyhound or two dogs sharing |
* This is a guide only. We always advise that you measure your dog.
Optional Fabric Overcovers
Tartan Chenille has a soft yet heavyweight construction. It looks and feels like wool but has all the advantages of polyester – machine washable and hard wearing.
Upholstery Grade Velvet is extraordinarily soft with a subtle two-tone pin stripe effect and medium crush. Machine washable and extremely hard wearing.
Anti-Pill Polar Fleece has a soft, warm yet tough finish. Excellent insulating, moisture buffering and wicking properties. Machine washable and quick drying.
The waterproof covers can be spot cleaned with a damp cloth, hosed down or machine washed to keep it clean and fresh (30 degrees centigrade on a light wash cycle with no fabric softener). Do not tumble dry.
The optional fabric overcovers are upholstery grade, machine washable (30 degrees centigrade light wash cycle, do not tumble dry) and have very high Martindale rub test ratings of 40,000 to 80,000 rubs (a measure of the durability of a fabric).
5 Year Guarantee
All Berkeley dog beds have been made so that, with proper maintenance and care, you should not need to replace them during your dog's lifetime. They have a 5 year Guarantee against defects in materials or workmanship. It does not cover general wear and tear, neglect, abuse, inappropriate use or any damage deemed to have been caused by chewing, ripping, excessive abrasion or failure to follow cleaning guidelines.