Our big pups need big beds! The general rule with dogs seems to be; the larger they are, the smaller the bed they think they can squeeze themselves into, as proven by many hilarious and adorable social media posts. However, getting your big pup a properly sized bed will help them out with joint pains and other mobility issues that tend to crop up in later life. Comfort is the chief target when picking out a bed – just like humans!
Bigger dog beds tend to be a little be more solid than those sold for smaller dogs, so you should also be looking out for a bed with a bit more durability around the corners that some pooches just love to gnaw on. In fact, if you scout around well enough, you should end up with a dog bed that you can sleep on yourself! Coming up next are ten dog beds that your big boy or girl will adore.
10 Best Dog Beds For Large Dogs in 2020
A luxurious snoozing experience awaits your dog with the Furhaven lounger-style bed. The range of colors will match whatever theme you have going on in your home so that your pup slots right in as part of the family.
Room To Spare
This bed runs up to a jumbo size – measuring around 44” x 35” – big enough to fit any huge pooch with room to spare. The raised sides make a great headrest and give your pup some much-needed neck support after a long and tiring day.
For your older dogs who are maybe struggling with their range of movement in their golden years, this bed is easily accessible and very supportive. The egg-crate foam filling and supportive sides regulate circulation and ease aching joints.
- Machine washable cover.
- Accessible and supportive to older dogs.
- Plenty of space for stretching and snuggling their favorite toy.
- The plush mattress cover is so snuggly!
- A good shape that holds.
- Definitely not for aggressive chewers.
- The thin cover will let accidents through.
MidWest offers a one-year guarantee on their dog beds – not that you’ll need it with this excellent product. Perfect for your dog to lounge on in peace, you can combine it with their crate to give them a soft and secure chillout zone.
Despite the lack of a rim around the side, you can’t fault this bed for overall comfort. It is thick enough to keep your dog off the floor without being a stuffed up pillow shape that doesn’t allow for snuggling down into the cushioning.
Crate Training Assistant
One of the best ways to get a dog used to their new crate is to make is comfortable. As we’ve just seen, this bed is as comfortable as any out there. Putting this into your pup’s crate after they fall in love with it will create greater trust.
- Amazingly comfortable.
- Excellent crate liner.
- Good-looking neutral color doesn’t show much hair.
- Value for money.
- Non-slip bottom.
- No head/chinrest.
- Loses shape a little too quickly for some.
While this bed will set you back a little, it is an absolute monster. There is a massive amount of room for your dog to sprawl or nestle in supreme comfort, with the memory foam supporting their body weight evenly wherever they flop.
Laifug has so much faith in the performance of their foam beds that if yours starts to lose more than 10% of its shape and support within three years, they will replace it! Even the heaviest dog will get years of use out of this bed.
Chunky And Functional
This bed not only has an impressively thick and comfortable memory foam base but the quite clever addition of different heights on either side for its headrests. The waterproof liner and water-resistant cover protect the foam from any spills.
- Huge, plenty big enough for any dog.
- Intelligent, supportive memory foam.
- Ideal for dogs with dysplasia or arthritis.
- Waterproof liner protects padding.
- Three-year guarantee on shape and support.
- Your dog may need to get used to the stiffness before it shapes.
- Older pups will need an extra layer initially, for this reason.
As far as nesting goes, nothing can compare to the feeling of the softest fur. This Best Friends donut bed is made with long plush faux shag to make it a real safe haven for dogs who can burrow in and block out the outside world.
This bed works great if you have a bigger dog that likes to curl up and get lost in the shag, or sprawl out from end to end. Good for nervous pups in particular, as this provides them good coverage and security.
Look at that bed, and tell me you have no urge to jump into the middle of it and take a nap? This bed actively encourages us to bond with our dogs, before we get into an argument about who gets to sleep on it first.
- Lightweight and easy to maneuver.
- Super soft and snuggly.
- A safe space for rescue pups.
- A bonding experience for you and your dog.
- Water/dirt-resistant bottom keeps your floor clean.
- Difficult to clean.
- Not very water-resistant on top.
This bed is a bit different from any that we’ve looked at so far. The cover may not appear to be the most comfortable but in fact, this bed is a hit with our four-legged friends and offers good spinal support and nesting shape.
A lot of beds are packed with fur or plush fabric to maximize comfort, but this can make them incredibly awkward to keep clean, especially with big, slobbery breeds! This bed has a simple slip-off cover that washes like a dream.
A Canine Favorite
The most important aspect of this bed is that it doesn’t take very long for your dog to get excited by it. There are plenty of folds and ripples to hide toys and treats, a great shape to nestle into and feel safe, and cozy cushioning for sleepy time.
- The huge array of colors.
- More durable then fur.
- It still offers good comfort.
- Easily washable removable cover.
- Sturdy support for big dogs.
- Zippers are easy to break.
- No non-slip bottom for hard floors.
A good quality dog bed from a name you can trust. Sealy has a reputation for producing well-made products and outstanding guarantees, both of which are on display with this orthopedic dog bed.
Sturdy And Supportive
The memory foam is quite stiff at first, but it will pad down once your dog spends some time on it. The benefit of this, however, is that this bed provides excellent support both at the edges for the head, and the foam base for perfect weight distribution.
Older dogs, in particular, will enjoy this bed as it makes it easier for them to stand up after a nap whilst easing the pressure on any arthritic joints or bad hips. Our older pups deserve the finest comfort and this bed gives them that.
- Five-year foam warranty.
- The cooling gel works in summer.
- Waterproof liner.
- Good for joint or bone problems.
- The charcoal absorption layer keeps the bed fresh.
- It starts off stiff.
- Time-consuming assembly.
This is a new 2020 model form Cloudzone, featuring a host of handy features and many benefits that your dog will enjoy. The biggest bonus with this bed is the structural quality and craft that has gone into the design.
The wonderful padded fleece that lines the top of this bed will be a firm favorite with your pup. It is a chunky bed that will provide great cushioning and support for a good night’s sleep while the cover is easy on the skin and tough to break.
Equally, at home, in the car, a crate, a kennel, or just simply placed on the floor; this bed can be used in so many scenarios to keep your dog comfortable. It pays for itself when it can do the job of several products in one.
- Thick padding with good head support.
- Easy to clean off excess hair.
- Strong non-slip padding.
- Thick outer material built to last.
- Some new units seem to have less padding – contact seller if this is the case as their customer service is excellent.
- Not the most inviting feel initially.
This bed appears simple on the outside, but there is actually a lot going on under the surface. An ample layer of high-density memory foam is easily secured by the soft velvet cover, providing so much comfort and quality.
The memory foam is so dense that just an inch and a half is plenty to keep your pup supported and off the ground as they relax. Velvet and nylon form the upper part of the bed, giving is a luxurious look and a durable finish.
This is another great bed that can be used as a trunk or crate liner, to add a little bit of elegance to your dog’s crate training or travel plans. The non-slip rubber bottom will secure it wherever you see fit.
- Easy to assemble.
- Relatively chew proof.
- Soft, luxury feel.
- It’s so simple to clean the cover.
- It offers a brilliant crate or trunk liner.
- No side support.
- The biggest, sprawliest dogs may need more space.
Superb levels of plush comfort await your pup when they flop onto this nicely made bed. Some of the more risky components (zipper and cover) are made well to withstand multiple washes and plenty of love from your dog!
Well Made Product
As mentioned, the zips hold up remarkably well for such a problem area. The covers are easy to clean and survive as many washes as you need them to while maintaining their shape and freshness.
This bed toes the line between being a comfortable place to snooze and tough enough that it doesn’t become a victim to chewers. The overstuffed 8” memory foam piece filling combined with the sherpa topper keeps things cozy.
- High build quality.
- Fares well against chewers.
- Plenty of comfy cushioning.
- A waterproof liner protects the pillow.
- Easy-clean cover.
- Overstuffing can be awkward to settle into with no side support.
- A little on the pricey side.
This is quite possibly the most ‘classic’ dog bed on this list. Everything is there: non-slip, double cushions, side support, removable covers. It is double stitched for extra security and leakage prevention, with breathable cotton inner.
Two Zip Simplicity
The double zip cover removal makes cleaning this bed easier than washing your own duvets! It comes off and reattaches with a secure and straightforward motion that gives you more time to spend with your furry friend.
The high sides on this bed are well-supported and provide a pleasant environment that your pup can get nice and snuggled up into. The sleeping area has two cushions to help keep the padding where it needs to be instead of flattening out in places.
- Soft plush material.
- Comfortable cotton filling.
- Easy to assemble and clean.
- Double-stitched for durability.
- Anti-skid, anti-scratch, water-resistant bottom.
- The sleeping area is a bit short for the biggest breeds.
- Material quality is lower than the others here.
Before you start your search for your new dog bed it’s important to know exactly what your dog needs to give them the most enjoyable experience and soundest sleep possible. A lot of large dog breeds do have complications in their hips and joints as they get older, so it’s good to look for a thick memory foam padding that will spread their weight out evenly and take some of the pressure off those sensitive areas.
Our dogs give us so much love and adoration over the years, and it’s only right that we offer them the same care and attention to keep them in the most luxurious comfort and safety possible. With the right bed, you are giving your pup its own safe space to relax in.