One main reason for getting a dog bed is a dog’s explicit wish for having his own place. You can even call that a wish for privacy. It’s true. As much as dogs love your company and attention, they also need their calm moments, a place where they can retreat and find peace.
Another important reason speaking for a dog bed is the hygiene factor. A dog is never as clean as humans are, and I don’t just speak about their hair all over your place.
Of course you could offer your dog a towel, a blanket or a kind of a pillow to rest on, but those don’t really work as dog bed. Most importantly your dog never gets the idea of having his own space, unmovable private place so to speak.
A dog bed should be sturdy enough to accept all the movements of a dog without moving around itself. And it should be big enough so your dog can lie in all kinds of position on it without hanging over the edges. Big Barker’s Bed for Large and Extra Large Breed Dogs is made of high quality foam making it extremely comfortable and just perfect for big dogs.
Take a close look at the dimensions of the following Top 4 Large Dog Beds in order to find out which one is the most perfect for your dog and fits the intended space the best. Dogs love to rest on their dog beds and still be part of the family’s activity by observing what’s going on. Therefore the living room – where the most action happens – is a great place for a dog bed. If you wish to have your dog in your bedroom, place maybe even another dog bed – the sleeping dog bed – in your bedroom. Your dog learns fast which dog bed to use at what time of the day.
Finally I need to mention the necessity of dog beds for older dogs that suffer from arthritis or other age-induced symptoms. A dog bed that isn’t too high for a comfortable getting in is a must for these dogs.
Extra Large Orthopedic Dog Bed
- High quality durable fabric
- Top rated memory foam, 5times denser than regular foams
- Heavy duty waterproof washable external zippered denim cover
- Excellent for Medium to Larger breed dogs
I have a 90 lb boxer, approximately 9 years old. He needed something large enough for his entire body to fit on when he stretched out on his side. As for the foam, I think that is the best part.
I bought 3 of these for my 2 German Shepherds and my Chow/Golden Retriever Mix. You know a dog loves a bed when you sneak in while they are asleep and they are laying upside down, legs in the air, then wake while you watch them, and without moving an inch, they stare at you, trying to understand why you appear to be upside down. Another indication of their enjoyment of the bed is the fact that they are not restless at night.
The materials used for this bed are a high quality. The memory foam is dense and so comfortable I could sleep on it. That being said, my 105lb Alaskan Malamute loves it! It doesn’t even sag under his weight.
Dog Lounge & Bed
- Solid memory foam base
- Recycled poly fill bolsters
- 65% polyester, 35% cotton
- Water-resistant anti-tear cover
- Non-skid bottom
- Ideal for large size or multiple smaller dogs
I have an 80 lb lab mix who absolutely loves this bed – as soon as I got the foam cushion in and put it on the floor, he trotted right over and laid down. The cover fits snug around the cushion and “head rests”, so there is little chance for snagging/tearing on the dog’s nails.
Top quality from zippers to firm memory foam. This thing is huge! Perfect for my large family of 3 dogs. They love lying in it together.
My dog loves it! He used it all vacation and now, still, when it’s bedtime he lays down on it rather than the bed! I am so thankful for more room and less hair in the bed.
Thick Orthopedic Dog Bed
- Sleek silhouette fitting in tight spaces
- Durable rugged cover is easily removable
- Waterproof lining
- Non-skid bottom
- High-density shredded foam
- Completely encased in soft, durable, 180 GSM fabric
- Perfect for smaller labs and retrievers, border collies, Australian shepherds and pit bulls
It is large enough for my 60-pound dog and perfectly sized for our little three pounder! The cover on this is super soft and velvety. I can definitely see my dogs loving this bed.
Everything about this bed screams quality. The outside cover is made of a thicker type material that sort of feels like suede. It is waterproof which very important. The thick 5 inch memory foam is impressive to say the least.
The beds are great! Our dogs instantly took to them. Our Great Dane who is getting older loves the bed. It’s obvious he loves the bed the way he lays on it so proudly.
Orthopedic Dog Bed
- American made foam of highest quality
- 100% microfiber cover
- Available in large, XL and giant
- Simple to clean, just unzip cover & toss it in the washing machine
When a big dog lays on this foam, they’ll slightly sink into the top level of Comfort Foam and be fully supported by the middle layer of Support Foam. The Comfort Layer will mold around their joints and feel very, very comfortable.
I have had this dog bed for a year now, and it is still wonderful. It is my 12-year-old lab’s favorite place to spend her time. It is so easy to clean. I really think it helps her to get a good night sleep and get up in the morning with fewer aches and pain than she would have otherwise.
My Great Dane LOVES his new bed! It is amazing and I didn’t need to get the giant size! The great thing is I don’t think I will need to purchase another bed again!
* Prices are good at the time the article was written, but subject to change without notice.