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10 Best Dog Beds Review : Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

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Are you looking to splash out on a new dog bed? Dogs spend most of their day sleeping so why not provide an amazing space they can call their own for dozing away those hours.


Our Buying Guide for dog beds offers a range of beds, sizes (from tiny to very, very large) and price points from cheap dog beds to pricey ones, so you can find the best dog bed to suit you, your four-legged friend and your pocket.

Bolster style dog bed

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Buying Guide for Dog Beds

Features to Consider

Our Picks of the Best Dog Beds

Our Verdict

How We Picked



Buying Guide for Dog Beds


Dogs can sleep for 16 hours a day so their dog bed may well be the most important canine purchase you make. Each dog is as different as their owner, so we all approach this search with different requirements in mind.


From older dogs to 'chewers', you know your dog best so bear in mind which bed they will find most comfortable, which will stand the test of time as well as looking for a dog bed which suits your home decor.


Unfortunately it's not possible to "try before you buy" so we've compiled a series of features you should consider before making your purchase.


This TOP 10 showcases some of the best dog beds available in the UK, with something for everyone and their fur baby.

Great value dog bed

Features to Consider


Buying a new dog bed isn't a cheap purchase. So when choosing a dog bed it's worth considering a few key points first:-


Size

The bed needs to be slightly larger than your dog but also consider where you are planning to place the bed in your home. Don't buy a bed too big for your space.


If you looking for a bed for a large breed dog or two dogs that simply love to snuggle, take a look at our new Buying Guide for Best Dog Beds for Large Dogs.


Sleeping Position

Have a look at what position your pooch sleeps in. Curled up in a ball suggests a circular nest bed whilst sprawled out may suit a larger mattress style bed.


Older Dog

If you've got an older dog who suffers from joint pain or arthritis, consider investing in a memory foam mattresses or a specific orthopedic bed for extra support and comfort.


Chewers

If your dog is prone to chewing cushions and furniture, the bed you choose will need to be durable. Chew-proof beds are few and far between but we've featured some contenders. Another option is buy a cheap bed knowing you'll be replacing it regularly.


Cleaning

Clearly in most cases a removable and washable cover is a must and in some cases a waterproof bed may be beneficial. We've highlighted both features in our dog bed review.


Puppy

Buying for the latest addition to your family ? It may be worth getting a cheaper bed until they're fully grown, then invest in something a bit grander.



Only the best made it to this list so, without further ado we suggest you read on to find out which dog beds are best for you and your four-legged friend.




Our Picks of the Best Dog Beds


1. Best Dog Bed Overall

Topology Dog Bed by Omlet


Omlet are renowned for specialising in a premium and high quality pet range with their original design features incorporated in all their products


We recently tested and reviewed the latest addition to their award winning range - the Topology dog bed. It's a truly original and innovative bed and easily one of the best we've seen in an ever-expanding market.

Topology dog bed by Omlet

It is featured in first place due to it's customisation features.


The Topology bed can be completely customised to suit your dog. Choose from a wide selection of toppers including sheepskin, microfibre and beanbag and coordinating bed legs.


So whether your dog prefers to curl up or stretch out, they have a bed style to suit.


The memory foam base really helps dogs of all ages get a comfortable night's sleep but is particularly good for older dogs suffering with arthritis and joint problems.


The covers are removable and machine washable which keep the bed looking and smelling fresh. Not only that, but the base is also waterproof, so that ticks all the bed cleaning boxes.


Available in three sizes and a whole range of gorgeous colours, it's definitely designed with the discerning dog in mind.


If you’re looking for a stylish and comfortable bed which will suit your four-legged friend and look amazing in your home, we would definitely recommend the Topology dog bed from Omlet.


Reasons to Buy

+ Customisation options

+ Wide range of toppers

+ Range of sizes

+ Stylish looks

+ Removable covers

+ Machine washable

Reasons to Avoid

- Pricier than some



2. Best Eco-friendly Dog Bed

Project Blu


Second in our top 10 has to be Project Blu with their planet saving credentials. Their products combine recycled plastic and clothing to create a sustainable product for your dog.


They stock a range of eco-friendly dog accessories designed in the UK and made in Italy.

Project Blu eco-friendly dog bed

Their nest bed is designed to appeal to your dog's nesting instincts and is bolstered all the way round to give a added sense of security which some dogs love.


The bolsters also provide a pillow for your pampered pooch to rest their weary head.


The Project Blu bed also ticks all the boxes for cleanliness. It features removable cushions and the bed is machine washable which is always a big plus.


Although it's durable, it has a soft, cosy finish to ensure that your four-legged friend gets a good night's sleep.


Available in 5 sizes to suit most sizes and breeds it comes in a range of subtle, pale colours and patterns to suit any room.


Reasons to Buy

+ Eco-friendly

+ Range of sizes

+ Removable covers

+ Machine washable

Reasons to Avoid

- If your dog prefers a mattress style

Buying Options



3. Award Winning Dog Bed

Scruffs® Kensington Box Bed


Pets Love Scruffs or Scruffs® for short, design a huge range of extremely high quality dog beds with designs to suit every dog. This particular bed has won Your Dog Magazine’s Product Award 2022 for Best Dog Bed.

Pets love scruffs kensington dog bed

So if you adore splashing your hard-earned cash on your spoiled pooch (and who doesn't) this dog bed will look amazing in your home.


The Kensington Collection provides the ultimate support for smaller breeds of dog.


Featuring a stylish eco-suede removable outer fabric, with a deep-filled 100% polyester centre this bed will make sure your dog is always comfortable.


What's more, it features a contrasting and reversible centre cushion, which is a nice touch, alongside deep side walls and high-sided back wall to offer somewhere for your dog to rest their head.


After removing the outer cover, the bed is machine washable at 30 degrees. Available in a choice of 4 gorgeous colours- cream, grey, chocolate and navy.


Dimensions : One Size - 90 x 70 x 24cm

Reasons to Buy

+ Award Winning

+ Removable covers

+ Reversible centre cushion

+ Machine washable

+ Range of colours

Reasons to Avoid

- If your dog prefers a mattress style

Buying Options



4. Best Dog Cave Bed

Collared Creatures


Collared Creatures are a small and family run, independent British business. They designed their dog cave/cocoon bed to create a special place for dogs to feel warm, cosy and completely safe.

Dog in a Collared Creatures dog cave bed

Their dog cave bed features a removable arch rod in the canopy to give you two options.


Either you can choose to remove the rod to create a cosy blanket if your dog prefers to burrow and sleep under the blankets (just like your very own dog sleeping bag).


Alternatively insert the rod to create an arch giving your dog a tent like den with a canopy roof.


Suited to dogs who love to curl up, the cave bed blanket/hood has added padding for more warmth and this helps to maintain the shape. It's worth mentioning that the covers are machine washable too.


Collared Creatures have launched new designs including cocoon beds with and without curtains, alternative materials and luxury blankets.


Available in 4 different sizes and a beautiful range of colours.


Reasons to Buy

+ If your dog likes the enclosed bed

+ Removable covers

+ Stylish looks

+ Machine washable

+ Range of colours

Reasons to Avoid

- Your dog doesn't want an enclosed bed

Buying Options



5. Best Mattress Style Dog Bed

Scruffs® Chester Bed


The second bed from Scruffs® to feature in our top 10. This one is a cheaper mattress style bed which is best suited to dogs who like to stretch out and prefer a cushion style bed.

dog laying on a made.com dog sofa

The Chester dog bed is amazingly soft, made with a rich chenille fabric and trimmed with faux suede piping.


Inside, the mattress is filled with recycled polyester and secured in four places to ensuing even cushioning across the bed.


The non-slip base will stop the bed from sliding on tiles or wooden floors.


Does your dog love mud ? Don't worry the bed is machine washable.


It's available in medium and large and in two colour options - grey and brown.

This is a high quality dog bed at a great price and we love that the extra large dog beds are perfect for larger dogs with long limbs who simply love to stretch out.


Dimensions : Medium 82 x 58 cm | Large 100 x 70 cm

Reasons to Buy

+ Mattress Style

+ Removable covers

+ Machine washable

Reasons to Avoid

- If your dog prefers a bolster style bed


Buying Options



6. Best Elevated Dog Bed

Boneo by Ivy & Duke


If you're prepared to fork out a little more on a dog bed then can we suggest that you explore the Ivy & Duke bed range.

Boneo bone shaped dog bed with cockapoo

The Boneo by Ivy & Duke is their luxury elevated dog bed.


It consists of two large fibre filled bolsters at each end sandwiching a deep cushion filled with memory foam. Whilst dreaming of bones, your dog could relax on a bone shaped bed.


All their beds are handmade to order hence the price tag, but it's safe to say that the Boneo bed is beautifully made right down to the piped edging.


It's designed so the central memory foam core takes the main weight of your dog, whilst their head and rear legs are supported by the raised bolsters.


The bed itself sits quite high so ideal for those dogs who love to be elevated and it helps to avoid any nasty draughts.


The covers are removable and can be machine washed. Ivy & Duke stock a range of 5 gorgeous colours & 3 different sizes to suit a range of dogs.


Reasons to Buy

+ Mattress style

+ Elevated

+ Range of colours

+ Removable covers

Reasons to Avoid

- If you have a toy breed


7. Best XL Personalised Dog Bed

Blomster Store


If your dog loves to sprawl out then a flat mattress style bed with their name on it would be ideal. This extra large mattress style dog bed from Blomster Store is perfect for 'stretchers' and older dogs.

Extra large dog bed from Blomster Store via Etsy

The bed is low lying so easy to get in and out for both puppies and older dogs with mobility problems, whilst the slightly raised edges act as a pillow for heavy heads.


The central pillow is thick and super soft whilst being super easy to clean.


Intended for large breed dogs it measures 100 x 65 cm, so provides plenty of space to stretch out.


We loved the option to personalise your bed with your dog's name. It's available in black and grey and has countless 5 star reviews from happy customers.


This is a well designed dog bed for larger breeds and those who simply love to sprawl in a bed with their name on it!


Reasons to Buy

+ Mattress Style

+ Soft central pillow

+ Extra Large dog bed

Reasons to Avoid

- If your dog prefers a bolster style



8. Best Calming Dog Bed

The Dog's Bed - Donut


Like sleeping in a cloud! Extremely popular and great value dog beds, the calming nest works by providing your puppy or dog with a comfortable and enveloping space in which to rest.

dog laying on a donut dog bed used for anti-anxiety

There are lots of nesting dog beds on the market, but we recommend The Dog's Bed as it is designed and manufactured by a dog bed company with experience.


Small breeds and puppies love these donut style beds with super soft material as it takes them back to a time when they snuggled up with their mum and littermates.


It's also the perfect bed for puppies with mild separation anxiety.


The Dog's Bed is designed with a high-pile polyester filling to create a cosy, safe atmosphere to help reduce anxiety. The bed’s raised circle provides a headrest in all directions.


This bed stands out from the crowd as it has removable covers which can be washed or replacements are available.


Available in 6 sizes and a range of 8 muted colours to suit your home at a great price.


Reasons to Buy

+ Great for dogs suffering with anxiety

+ Ideal for puppies

+ Removable covers

+ Large range of colours

Reasons to Avoid

- If your dog prefers to sprawl

Buying Options



9. Best Outdoor Dog Bed

Veehoo


If your dog needs a comfy spot to snooze outside, Vehoo offer this great value bed which you can use it in the garden during the summer months.

dog on a elevated or raised dog bed

Better still, if used indoors the elevated design helps to keep your dog cool in the summer and out of draughts in the winter months.


The fabric top is suspended over the frame and with no sides, your dog isn't restricted and can choose to either nest and curl up or stretch right out.


A breathable mesh material allows warm body heat to escape so can help keep your four-legged friend cool while they lounge around in the heat.


The raised dog bed concept also helps to remove condensation which in turn eliminates dog smells and damp bedding making it perfect for dogs with skin allergies. 


It is available in 4 sizes and a range of colours to suit your home decor.


Reasons to Buy

+ Elevated position

+ Great for dogs suffering skin allergies

+ Cool in the summer

Reasons to Avoid

- If your dog prefers bolster style



10. Unique Dog Tent Bed

Dog & Teepee


Fancy a little teepee for your pooch? Dog & Teepee are a Ukrainian design company making a whole range of beautifully designed teepees for the super stylish pooch.

From dog teepees to extra-large beds and everything in-between

Their Nordic-inspired teepees are handmade and constructed using heavy-weight premium fabric, natural wood and eco-friendly fibre.


Their dog beds come in 6 sizes to suit Chihuahuas to Labradors, with a handy breed guide to help you select the right one so your pooch gets a perfect night sleep.


They even offer a personalisation option so you can have your dog's name printed on your teepee


Don’t let the Euro pricing put you off as they deliver to the UK. Standard shipping is 7-14 days and express shipping 4-7 days, so not too long to wait for your gorgeous tent.


Reasons to Buy

+ Unique styling

+ Personalisation options

+ Enclosed den like space

Reasons to Avoid

- If your dog prefers a traditional bed

Buying Options


 


Our Verdict


Topology by Omlet features innovative and stylish design which is not only super comfortable but durable and would look amazing in anyone's home.


Project Blu stands out as being not only incredibly comfortable and wonderfully supportive but great value and with planet saving eco-credentials.


A special mention has to go to the Scruff® range of dog beds as they offer a wide range of shapes and sizes to suit every dog lover and their dog.



How We Picked

As I'm sure you're aware you will find hundreds of styles of dog beds, and searching through them is a tough task since choosing the best is dependent on your dog and they're needs and preferences.


To help make the choice easier, we began our research by splitting the different styles of beds into categories based on how dogs like to sleep.


Our research across large and independent retailers helped us narrow the choices down to those suited to 'sprawlers', 'ballers' and 'loungers'.


We considered some premium models compared with more budget-friendly options to suit everyone's budget.


We then read through owner reviews of dog beds across product listings to get a sense of what was worth considering.


You know your dog best, so whether you need a cave-like bed to create a cosy feel with a sense of security or something big and comfortable for an older dog to spread out on, hopefully there's some stylish dog bed ideas in our TOP 10 for you.




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Be:Fresh Pet Spray for keeping dog beds fresh

Be:Fresh Pet Spray

Want to keep your new dog bed smelling like a new dog bed ?


Be:Loved offer a range of award winning natural wellness products for dogs and their pawrents.


All handmade in Great Britain they use only natural ingredients so no nasties.


Their Home & Kennel Spray is a natural prebiotic and has been developed to eliminate odours, kill germs and keep your dog bed smelling fresh.


Thanks for stopping by and reading our review of the Best Dog Beds on offer in the UK today.

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