A comfortable, well-built dog bed is important for all dogs no matter what their size or age. Sleeping on the floor, on a couch or on your bed is of course an option, but your special friend really should have a bed that belongs to him or her.
As every large breed dog owner knows, these big dogs can sleep for up to 18 hours a day. This means that their health, energy and mobility are to a large extent dependent upon the quality of their sleep.
We’ve put together this large breed dog beds guide to help you learn specifically what to look for in choosing a bed for these big pups. Let us help you select the perfect bed to ensure your best friend gets both a happy and a healthy night’s sleep. Browse through the topics below to get started.
Investing in a quality bed for your large dog will:
- Provide their own private space and give a sense of security
- Cushion bones and joints
- Control the spread of hair
- Provide insulation from the floor in both cold and hot weather
- Save your furniture
The primary purpose of this site is to help you find the best combination of features that matches the needs of your particular dog. This is important because a large dog that is frequently laying on the floor will be much more prone to these illnesses as well as many others: arthritis, hip dysplasia, elbow disease, Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), Osteochondrosis Dessicans (OCD) and many other skeletal issues.
As our large friends age they are more and more susceptible to joint and muscle pains and a quality bed becomes even more important. Features such as the type of bed, the materials used, durability, construction and a host of other factors are important in selecting the right bed to take your dog comfortably into older age.
Our Buying Guide will educate you on everything you need to know to make an intelligent buying decision on a bed for your large breed dog.