A bed for a large dog is a big decision. You'll want something that works for them and you: dog bed that is not just comfy but looks good and can take some rough and tumble.
We appreciate that deciding on the best bed for a large dog can be tricky. You are making a decision on behalf of your best friend and you want to get it right. You'll want a perfect dog bed that suits both your dog and your home. Please get in touch with your dog's details and sleeping habits and we'll happily advise.
Hindquarters dog beds come in five sizes. The two largest size dog beds are our Large dog beds and our XL dog beds:
- the Large dog bed measures 110cm by 80cm in an oval dog bed shape
- our XL dog beds measure 120cm by 90cm, with a chunky bolster which is approximately 20cm thick.
Tank is a Boxer who measures 65cm from the nape of his neck to the base of his tail:
Our large dog beds suit dogs with backs up to 75cm long (from nape of neck to base of tail) and our XL dog beds suit dogs with backs that measure up to 85cm.
The bolster is about 20cm wide and your dog will lie on and along it.
A chunky supportive bolster gives your dog something to rest their back against - or their chin on:
We have large dogs and we love seeing them sleep well and the sound of them snoring away. When designing Hindquarters dog beds, first and foremost we wanted to make sure ours dog were comfy and fully supported.
With a large dog you will want to make sure your dog has their own bed to enjoy. A bed they can use as a sanctuary and retreat to in order to nap or snooze the day away. If you want to reclaim space on the sofa, or your own bed, a comfortable dog bed for your large dog is fundamental.
Shape and structure is key to a comfy dog bed, particularly when it comes to large dog beds.
Hindquarters dog beds are soft but semi-structured with a chunky bolster to rest against.
The dog beds are oval in shape and echoes the shape of your dog lying flat, allowing them to comfortably nest or stretch right out fully supported and everything in between.
The beds are generously stuffed to give support in all the right places.
Dogs have lots of different sleep positions, usually according to level of tiredness and time of day. We think there are probably three main sleep positions that dogs adopt: curled up in a ball, flat on their side and stretched right out.
Dogs tend to be stretched out on their side or back when most relaxed in a deep sleep. A large dog bed needs to allow space for a dog to spread out whilst at the same time supporting them. A firm supportive bolster gives a large dog something to rest their back against and head on.
In terms of practicality and durability, Hindquarters dog beds come with removable covers in thick strong natural fabrics that can be machine washed.
The inner dog bed is hard-wearing too: we use a high quality stuffing of virgin polyester encased in a scratch-proof fabric that is both water resistant and breathable. These stuffing fibres don't hold moisture or bacteria so keep things fresh and help to minimise odours .
The beds are generously stuffed ensuring continued comfort even when the cushions are compressed.
Our XL dog beds measure 120x90cm with the bolster about 20cm wide and are good for German Shepherds, Greyhounds, Saluki and other dogs with long backs or long legs. Or those who like to share.