October 08, 2020 5 min read

On average, most dogs spend 16 to 20 hours of their days sleeping and resting. Like humans, dogs’ sleeping styles vary. For this reason, picking out a top-quality dog bed for your pup is very important! Here are some guidelines for finding the best fit for your dog.

What to Look For in a High Quality Dog Bed 

Size of Your Dog

Before you bring home your new dog, you should pick out a good bed for them. One of the most important factors of this decision is the size of your dog. The bed you choose should be big enough for them to comfortably sprawl out when they are full grown. Puppies may have different needs than adult dogs, especially if they will be “working dogs”. Then, as seniors, their needs may change again. You may need to replace your dog’s bed as their needs change.


The breed of your dog will also help determine what bed best suites them. Very active dogs who enjoy romping in the woods or water may do better with a washable bed. Some beds can be washed completely, while others have a removable cover.

Dogs with dense fur that prefer cooler weather would be good candidates for beds with cooling options. Conversely, dogs with thin coats may do better in a bed that keeps them warm.

Dogs with oily coats may be better off with stain-resistant material for their beds. Some beds even offer antibacterial and antimicrobial covers to keep things sanitary!

Do They Chew on Their Bed

The durability of a bed can be important if you have a dog who chews. Picking a top-quality dog bed that is not easily chewed through will help it last longer and be comfortable for dogs who chew their beds.

Some beds are actually designed to be chew-proof. If you have a power chewer, this may be a great option for your dog!

Health Concerns

Health concerns in certain dogs can also be an important factor to consider when picking a dog bed. Large dogs need more support for their joints and muscles. Dogs that are prone to hip dysplasia may avoid these health problems by sleeping with proper support.

Dogs with incontinence issues may need a bed that is water and stain-resistant. Elderly dogs may need slip-resistant beds to make it easier to get in and out of their beds.

How Do They Position Themselves While Sleeping?

Some dogs sleep curled up in a ball. They usually like to burrow and sleep under something. These dogs may prefer a bed with a bolster. The bolstered beds are also a great option for dogs that like the extra support for their heads. The bolster can serve as a pillow for them.

Other dogs prefer to sleep stretched out as much as possible. The traditional flatbed may be a better option for those dogs. It provides the needed comfort and support while allowing your dog to take up more space.


The style and décor of your home do not have to be compromised by a clashing dog bed. With the huge amount of selection available, you are likely going to be able to find a bed that matches your style. In fact, most beds come with multiple color options. They are usually neutral and simple, coming in a variety of greys and beiges.

Where Does it Need to Fit?

You may choose to have multiple beds for your dog. If you are planning to but a bed in their crate it maybe need be s specific measurement. If you are going to keep it in your living room, there may be a corner it needs to fit in. Keep that in mind when selecting what size and type of bed you will get. Comfort for your dog is very important, but making sure the bed you pick fits the space you have is a close second!

High Quality Dog Beds

BuddyRest Oasis Bolstered Comfort Dog Bed

Stuffed with high-quality AdaptaLoft filling, this bolstered bed is luxuriously comfortable. With the added support of the bolster, this bed is a great choice for any dog. The bottom of the bed is coated with a slip-resistant material, ensuring it will stay in place whether it is in the kennel or on your floor. The anti-slip bottom also ensures your dog can easily get in and out of it safely. You have three different sizes and two different colors to choose from.

BuddyRest Comfort Memory Foam Dog Bed

For dogs who prefer to sleep spread out, this comforting memory foam dog bed is a great choice. It has the traditional shape with no bolster allowing plenty of space for your dog to sprawl. This dog bed is great for large dogs, with vet-approved support for those prone to joint issues. Along with optimal support, this BuddyRest bed will keep your dog cool. It uses True Cool memory foam to regulate your dog’s body temperature. Durability is also an important quality in this bed. Made with Kevlar thread and stain-resistant suede, this bed boasts a removable durable cover that will last a lifetime!

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Smart Pup Round Dog Bed

If a round bed would suit your space better, this Smart Pup bed is a great option. Made with Crypton Stay Clean Suede Fabric, this bed will not only stay cleaner but when it does need to be washed, it is simple and easy! For dogs with oily coats or incontinence issues, this bed boasts antimicrobial fabric that is easily spot cleaned. It is guaranteed to keep the bed and your house smelling fresh. This bed also utilizes the Adaptaloft filling to ensure the best comfort available for dogs.

Choosing a bed for your dog may seem overwhelming. Just like mattresses, dog beds come with thousands of options. Consider the size, breed, and sleeping style of your dog when deciding. Durability and design of the bed will ensure that it fits in your home, and will last a long time for your dog. Your dog’s health and comfort are top priorities when choosing the right dog bed. These top-quality dog beds offer a variety of options to best fit your dog’s needs!

Meet The Author

Nicole DeVault what to look for in a top quality dog bed

Nicole DeVault

Nicole is a professional dog trainer who has been in the business for about 5 years. She has two dogs of her own. Milli is a ten-year-old Beagle with plenty of sass to go around, and Axel is her three-year-old Pit bull who has more energy than anyone knows what to do with. Both of her dogs are rescues who came to her with their own set of issues. Working with troubled dogs is where her passion for dog training started. She has grown to learn that teaching people how to communicate with their fur babies allows them to enjoy happy and stress-free lives together.

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