Dog Beds

Dog beds are one of our passions. With a wide selection of the best UK 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, crate mats and mattress dog beds and many more at D for Dog we are sure to have the perfect bed for your dog.

Large Range of Practical & Comfortable 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! A quality, comfortable pet bed is one of the most important purchases you can make for your pooch, so choose from the best at D for Dog. Just think about how much we love to get into a comfortable bed each night and then imagine how much more time your dog spends sleeping. Quite a lot more than us. So we need to get it right.

At D for Dog we have some of the best dog beds online that offer both comfort and style at a great price. Our range is all hand-picked and selected to cover the needs of most dogs, from the pampered pooch to the active explorer and every dog in-between. From durable fabrics to luxurious leather, Memory Foam to eco-fill, we are certain that you will find the 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 beds and luxury sofas for pampered pooches, we have it covered.

Our range of dog beds UK

We provide a wide range of dog baskets and beds that give your pet the comfort they need at the end of a long day - or even just for an afternoon kip. 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.

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. Orthopedic and memory foam dog beds make sure that your dog has maximum support while offering glorious comfort. Your pooch will enjoy napping totally pain-free in one of these senior dog beds, which actually make great beds at any age. Woof!

Country Dog Beds - Country dogs and mucky pups need something that is easy to maintain and water-repellent. Our selection of country and 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.

Waterproof Beds - This is one of the most popular types of bed we sell. A quality waterproof dog bed or mattress is useful for any dog of an age or activity level. Easy to clean and maintain and less smelly than most other dog beds, these are a fantastic option. Choose from a round, oval, rectangular or mattress bed.

Pad and Mattress Beds - Crate mats and pads are a popular choice not only for inside a dog crate but also for in the home, on the sofa, in the car and travels. Mattress dog beds are chunkier and so comfortable - perfect for dogs who love to sleep all sprawled out, taking up as much snooze room as possible. Woof! 

For 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.

Whatever you need, we have it, all at excellent prices, for small to large dogs. If you need any advice, you are welcome to contact us. We are always happy to answer any questions.

Which style of bed to buy?

If you are struggling to decide on a style of dog bed, we advise observing your dog as they are sleeping. Many people assume their dog likes to curl up but often that is simply because they have no other choice in the bed they currently have. Many dogs like to stretch out when they sleep, so don't rule out a mattress for the best stretch ever. You may be surprised that your dog loves it.

If your dog is definitely one for curling up and seeking that special den area, a high sided bed can be the one for them. They are safe and secure and they keep pesky drafts out too. Or for the best of both worlds, a bolster bed has low sides that are perfect for head resting, curling up or stretching out. You can't go wrong.

What size dog bed to buy?

One of the most common questions is which size of beds for dogs to buy. 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.

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.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.

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, pooches with joint pain or any dog who craves the ultimate comfort.

Dog bed fabric and fill

Durable upholstery fabrics are great for most dogs but if you have a particularly mucky pup, check out the waterproof options that can be easily brushed or hosed down. You may also like to consider memory foam fill for older dogs, recuperation or any dog who you want to treat to the best sleep ever.

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. As discussed, 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. But do not fear because whatever you need, we have it, all at excellent prices. And if you need any advice, you are welcome to contact us. We are always happy to answer any questions and help you find the perfect bed to suit you and your four-legged pal.

Our range includes a great choice of dog beds, dog mattresses, pads and crate mats, dog cushions and pillows, washable and waterproof dog beds. There is something for every furry friend. If you want inspiration, browse our entire range of dog beds UK and use the filters to drill down your results to get the best bed for your dog.

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 buy the best dog 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. It also gives your pooch a special place to call their own - a place of safety and comfort, for them to enjoy.

How to choose a dog bed?

Always consider how your dog sleeps. Many like to sleep curled up and others may prefer to stretch out. Dog beds are as different as the dogs who use then, which is why they come in the form of mats and mattresses for an open and flat snooze, high sided beds 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 smells, so they can be useful if your dog tends to make their bed pong. Fabric covers can hold onto smells but their advantage is that they can 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 detergents and 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 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 thermal or 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 upwards. 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. A good bed costing that little bit more will have quality filling, high grade fabrics or coverings and a sturdy construction. Skimping on these will not serve you well in the long term. Even just a few months down the line a cheaper purchase may be flat and floppy.

The saying “you get what you pay for'' is true in this case. 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 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 fabrics and flimsy foam providing very little padding or support. You will likely end up with a bed that your dog doesn't enjoy sleeping in and is soon shapeless and tatty. 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 brands 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.

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