At D for Dog, dog beds are one of our passions. With a wide selection of the best dog beds and baskets, your pooch will be spoilt for choice. A dog bed should be practical for you, yet comfortable for your best friend. With a large range of quality dog beds including orthopedic, waterproof, personalised and fancy dog beds and many more at D for Dog we are sure to have the perfect bed for your dog.
A quality, comfy dog bed is one of the most important purchases you can make for your pooch, so choose from the best.
Our Range of Dog Beds UK
When it comes to a good night’s sleep, there's nothing better than curling up on a comfortable bed - just ask your dog! At D for Dog, we have a variety of the best dog beds online that offer both comfort and style at a great price. From quirky designs to luxurious leather dog beds, Memory Foam mattresses and everything in between, we are certain that you will find the comfortable bed that your dog has been dreaming of. And of course colour and design is no problem either - from pink to grey dog beds, canvas, wooden, personalised and luxury dog bed furniture and sofas for pampered pooches, we have it covered.
We provide a wide range of dog beds and dog baskets that give your pet the comfort they need at the end of a long day - or even just for an afternoon kip.
Choosing the right bed for dogs with special requirements:
- Orthopaedic Dog Beds - Senior dogs may develop some conditions that affect their joints and muscles as they get older. Our range of orthopedic dog beds with Memory Foam or pocket springs make sure that your dog has maximum support while simultaneously offering glorious comfort. Your old age pup will enjoy napping totally pain-free in one of these senior dog beds, which actually make great beds at any age. Woof!
- Outdoor Dog Beds - Country dogs and mucky pups need something that is easy to maintain and water-repellent. Our selection of outdoor dog beds is ideal for any dog on the go. With so many options, including stain-resistant mattresses and thermal covers, anyone looking for a hard-wearing dog bed will be spoilt for choice.
- Wicker Dog Beds - These traditional, classic design dog baskets are fun but a sturdier more lasting option than wicker dog beds are our hand crafted wooden dog beds which will instill some timeless elegance in your home. You can even have them personalised with your pet's name. Woof!
- Plastic Dog Beds - If you are looking for something practical and hard-wearing, plastic dog beds can be a great temporary solution for pups but they lack comfort and style. Our range of durable, hard wearing dog beds are easy to clean and, while no bed is indestructible, they are resistant to some (light!) chewing.
- Dens and Dog Cave Beds - Dogs love a special space to call their own and their natural instinct is to make a safe and secure den. Our den dog beds and igloos offer a great solution for doggies who love their own secret cave to relax in.
- Large Dogs - Big boys and girls need comfort too. We have a number of large UK made dog beds in our range, crafted especially for very large dogs and giant breeds.
- Personalised - Nothing says pampered pooch like personalised dog beds. Always a firm favourite with dog owners, these customised pet beds will be adored by your furry friend and also look great in your home.
How Do I Know What Size Dog Bed?
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. For dog's craving safety as they sleep, the best dog beds are often a bit smaller, offering security.
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. If in doubt, go for a medium dog bed that will suit all sleeping positions.
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 bolsters or high sides. Other dogs prefer a cooler sleeping area or love to sleep stretched out and will love something a little airier and roomier like a cushion or mattress dog bed. You get the idea.
Our range includes a great choice of dog beds, dog mattresses, pads and crate mats, dog cushions and pillows, raised dog beds, luxury dog beds and dog sofa beds, washable and waterproof dog beds. There is something for every furry friend.
If your dog is older, they 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 orthopedic and memory foam dog beds. These are specially designed to offer anatomical support for older dogs or any dog who craves ultimate comfort.
For Dog Beds, Choose D for Dog
All dogs need a warm and comfy bed to lie in at the end of a long hard day of fun. At D for Dog, we have a wide range of quality dog beds, large beds and small ones suitable for all pooches whatever the breed or size. When choosing a new bed for your pet you will need to consider your pets breed, age and any health problems like arthritis, how they like to sleep and more.
Whatever you need, we have it, all at excellent prices. You need not go anywhere else. If you need any advice, you’re always welcome to contact us. We are always happy to answer any questions and help you find the perfect bed to suit you and your pet.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Beds
Do dogs need beds?
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 about 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.
How to pick a dog bed?
When choosing a dog bed, consider how your dog sleeps. Many dogs like to sleep curled up and others may prefer to stretch out, some dogs prefer a secure cubby to hide in whilst others prefer more open bedding so they can see everything going on around them. Dog beds are as different as the dogs who use then, which is why dog beds come in the form of mats and mattresses for an open and flat snooze, high sided beds and igloos for feelings of security, bolster and donut dog beds for snuggles and chin resting and everything in between.
Do dog beds smell?
Yes, dog beds can get smelly but not always. It can depend on the bed and also on the dog. Waterproof, canvas fabric or treated dog beds are less likely to retain doggie smells, so they can be useful if your dog tends to make their bed pong. Fabric covered beds can hold onto smells but their advantage is that they can often be machine washed. Check if the bed's covers come off before making your choice, or check that the bed is at least able to fit in your washing machine. When washing your dog's bed, use detergent and wash at the highest temperature suggested on the bed's care instructions. Don't use fabric conditioner and don't wash your dog's bed too frequently. A dog's idea of what smells nice is very different to ours and they have a very sensitive sense of smell, so don't go overboard on the smellies - your dog won't thank you for it.
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. In our Country dog bed range you will find waterproof dog beds that, by their very nature, are practical, hard-wearing and easy to clean. These heavy duty beds with their tough coverings are great for any dog who likes to put their bed through its paces.
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. Choose from a rectangular (square) shape or an oval dog bed for extra cosy security.
What dog bed suits most dogs?
If you are really not sure, you can’t go wrong with a donut or bolster 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.
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. These also make great dog camping beds. Let's go!
What is the best bedding for incontinent dogs?
If your dog is having issues with incontinence, you need to make sure they are not lying 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 lying in wet or urine. See our Speciality Dog Beds section for more information on beds for dogs with specific needs.
Are dog cool mats any good?
Yes, they are. A dog cooling mat for dogs who puff and pant in the summer can really help the dog to keep cool in hot weather. These work by absorbing heat from your dog’s body.
Are heated dog beds safe?
Modern heated dog beds are safe providing you purchase a reputable brand and maintain it regularly to check that it is working correctly. However, these types of beds are quite specialist and you have to be sure that your dog really needs that level of extra heating before using one. It is much better to keep your dog warm naturally, if you can. An insulated or warm fleece dog bed with high sides will help keep draughts out and warmth in, plus a fleece blanket inside can really help and maybe even a soft and comfortable jumper or top for your dog to wear at night are more comfortable ways for your dog to keep warm and cosy in bed.
How much does a dog bed cost?
Our range of dog beds range from anything from £10 for a mat to over £400 for a piece of bespoke dog furniture. The choice is yours. However for an average dog bed you would be looking to pay in the range of £30-£60 depending on the size of the bed and the features offered. Beware of very cheap dog beds as you do often get what you pay for and it can turn out to be a false economy. They may not offer your dog the comfort or support they need and they may not last long either.
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 are of 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 dog’s 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 a little more for a quality dog bed that will last and your dog will actually want to use it.
How often should I replace a dog bed?
Different makes of dog bed will last different amounts of time and the bed is also affected by the dog using it. You do often get what you pay for with a dog bed and cheaper ones can wear out quicker than higher quality beds that have been made using stronger upholstery fabrics and better quality inner stuffing. If a dog bed has flattened to the point of no longer being comfortable or the sides have flopped and are no longer offering protection, or any wear and tear has occurred that cannot be repaired, then your dog's bed probably needs replacing.