Dog beds are one of our big passions. They should be comfortable for your best friend and practical for you to care for. Enjoy browsing our large UK range of quality dog beds. Whether your dog likes to curl up or stretch out, we have something they will love. A quality, comfortable bed is one of the most important purchases you can make for your dog, so choose from the best.
Does my dog need a dog bed?
In a word, yes. Sleeping on the floor will do nothing for your dog’s health and physical comfort. They will only choose the floor if there is no better option. If they already have a dog bed but they are choosing not to use it, it is not the bed for them - it is not comfortable, it makes them too hot etc. It is time to find the perfect bed that suits your dog's particular needs.
A good dog bed is one of life’s doggie essentials. Think how important a comfortable bed is to us and then imagine you snooze as much as a dog does. Dog beds also give your dog a special place to call their own - a place of safety and comfort, just for them to enjoy.
What is the best dog bed?
There is not one dog bed that is perfect for every dog so when asking “what is the best bed for a dog?“ you need to take your dog’s size, individual needs and preferences into account. Some dogs feel the cold or like to curl up and will prefer a cosy bed with bolster or high sides. Other dogs prefer a cooler sleeping area or love to sleep stretched out and will love something a little more airy and roomy like a cushion or mattress dog bed. You get the idea.
Our range includes a great choice of dog beds, mattresses, pads and crate mats, cushions and pillows, raised beds, luxury dog beds and sofas, washable and waterproof dog beds. There is something for every furry friend.
Are waterproof dog beds a good idea?
If your dog often comes home wet and dirty after an adventure, almost certainly the answer is yes. But they are not just the reserve of mucky pups. Waterproof dog beds have many advantages including less odour and durable fabrics. Waterproof dog beds by their very nature are practical, hard wearing and easy to clean. These tough beds with their heavy duty coverings are great for any dog who likes to put their bed through its paces. Woof!
Should a dog bed have high sides?
Many dogs love a bed with high, secure sides. These types of beds are harder to find these days, which is a shame as they are the bed of choice for many dogs. High sided dog beds are perfect for dogs who like to feel secure when sleeping. They are also great for protecting dogs from cold and draughts.
What dog bed suits most dogs?
If you are really not sure, you can’t go wrong with a bolster or donut dog bed. The low bolster sides offer some security and a place to curl up but your dog can still stretch out, if they want to.
What size dog bed should I get?
One of the most common questions is which size dog bed to get. Many people make the mistake of getting a bed that is too big for their dog. Most dogs actually like a smaller bed where they can curl up. A bed that is too large may not offer the desired level of security many dogs crave. Other dogs love nothing more than to stretch out and take up as much space as possible. Our advice when you are deciding what size of bed to purchase is to measure around your dog when they are in their favourite sleeping position. This will give you a good idea of how big or small you need the internal bed dimensions to be.
What is the best bed for older dogs?
Older dogs have their own specialist needs. Many aged dogs have aching joints and can struggle to get comfortable. It is important for their quality of life to make sure they have a comfortable and supportive dog bed. See our range of memory foam and orthopaedic dog beds. These are specially designed to offer anatomical support for older dogs or any dog who craves ultimate comfort.
Are elevated (raised) dog beds a good idea?
Raised dog beds make a great day bed for dogs who like to survey their surroundings and have a snooze. Elevated beds also keep your dog off cold or draughty floors.
What is the best bedding for incontinent dogs?
If your dog is having issues with incontinence, you need to make sure they are not laying in their own urine all night. Our Wet Dog Waterproof Mat is the perfect solution, with its clever lock-away core. It is much more than just a waterproof mat - it is absorbent as well. The urine will pass through the top layer so your dog isn't laying in wet or urine.
Are dog cool mats and thermal mats any good?
Oh yes, they are. The Flectabed Thermal Dog Bed is always a popular winter purchase. Use on its own or in the base of your dog‘s existing bed to keep your dog warm. The make use of your dog’s own body heat, reflecting it back to them instead of it being lost. Or try a dog cooling mat for dogs who puff and pant in the summer. These work the opposite way, absorbing heat from your dog’s body. See our speciality dog bedding for more information.
Why does my dog prefer sleeping on the sofa?
That is simply because whatever bed they currently have, it is not as comfortable or suitable as your sofa. If their bed is perfect for them, they will have no interest in snoozing elsewhere. Dogs will always go for the most comfortable option. Simply find them the perfect dog bed and reclaim your sofa.
Where can I buy an extra large dog bed?
Buying a good dog bed for larger or giant breeds is not easy. They need a lot more space and depth in their beds than smaller dogs. Our large and giant cradle dog beds are specially designed for dogs up to Great Dane and Wolfhound sizes.
How much should I spend on a dog bed?
Dog beds are one of the few areas where I would agree with the saying “you get what you pay for”. You wouldn’t buy yourself the cheapest bed or mattress on the market so why would you do that to your dog. A cheap dog bed will be cheap because the materials, foam or filling and design is of a lower quality. Dogs are masters at wearing out their beds, from constant use or incessant nesting and digging. A higher quality bed will be designed to cope with a dogs needs and so paying a little more will save you money in the long run. The only time you may want to go cheap and cheerful is for young pups who are still in the chew and destroy phase.
Many beds sold in pet supermarkets and shops are made of thin, flimsy foam that provides very little padding or support. Often the covers are not removable and you will likely end up with a bed that your dog doesn't enjoy sleeping in and you can't easily clean. Pay out a little more for a quality dog bed that will last and you dog will actually want to use.
Whatever your dog has their heart set on, we hope you enjoy browsing our comprehensive range of dog beds, mattresses, cushions, pads and mats.