Who doesn’t love a good bed? It is THE place we all love to snuggle up and spend some downtime. Our dogs are no different! After an active, eventful day (which is basically every day for our “good-boys/girls”), they want nothing less than a treat and snuggle in their favorite private spot.
Unlike smaller dogs, large breed dogs need special care. So, making a bed with your old t-shirts and towels likely isn’t going to cut it. Getting the best dog beds for large dogs is a much better option.
So, why not give them the very best? After all, it’s the least we can do for our furry companions.
Bed Essentials To Consider
First off, there are some physical characteristics of beds you should consider before buying a bed for your dog, as their benefits are intangible:
Consider materials which are soft as well as durable because you want your dog to be comfortable. At the same time, you want the other materials used to be thoughtful—for example, the foam used in the bed shouldn’t retain heat or else your dog might get too warm.
The second thing to consider when choosing a bed is to look at the durability of the material. Think about whether or not it is strong enough to win the war against the paws and the teeth.
Easy to clean:
It’s going to get a lot of use, so you want to make sure the bed is easy to clean. We know that dog beds tend to get dirty—it’s unavoidable. So, the bed should be easy to clean and maintain.
Depending on your dog ’s size and sleeping habits, you’ll be the best judge to choose between the various shapes that are available in the market, and there’s so many: rectangular, square, oval or round.
Most large dogs like to curl up on something; maybe you would want to get him a bed that has walls around it. Or if you know your dog is getting older, you might consider orthopedic beds that will better support his bones and joints.
Yes, looks are important too. You would also want a bed that isn’t hard to look at, but if your dog isn’t picky and prefers to be indoors instead of outdoors, then you’re more likely to consider a design that will fit nicely with the aesthetics of your house.