Dog beds

(29 Posts)
punter Wed 20-Aug-14 14:39:58

Need suggestions for dog bed for 28 kg 2 year lab who likes to s t r e t c h out and sleep. Want to reclaim the sofa. Have looked at Orvis beds - the prices make my eyes water! Are they worth it or have you any other recommendations dog people?
He is not a chewer btw (any more). Thanks for reading.

EveDallasRetd Wed 20-Aug-14 14:49:06

Ahh, I'll be no help. I love the Orvis beds. I am waiting till the end of the month and buying MuttDog a 'Deep Dish' that looks like a bloody sofa!

They are great beds though. My friends have them and swear by them, especially the friend with the dog recovering from Hip replacement surgery - she's slept on them with her dogs and said she got the best nights sleep ever!

But yeah, at £180, I am probably crazy.

CastilianHhhhidalgo Wed 20-Aug-14 14:58:26

Tuffies are really good. I've got three (two woven nests and a woven mattress with a fleece cover) and the dogs love them. I've got three whippets, so definite comfort lovers, and they will sometimes voluntarily choose one of the beds over the sofa. They were also much loved by my old arthritic chap.

I'm desperate to treat my lot to one of these but it won't be happening until the youngest has decided to stop nibbling on the furniture hmm

SpicyBear Wed 20-Aug-14 15:05:04

They're not cheap either but have you looked at Tuffies?

What sort of style are you after? Functional or interior design conscious?

SpicyBear Wed 20-Aug-14 15:07:04

Ooops x post.

And Castilian, we have that Charley Chau bed in the sitting room. Worth every penny!

punter Wed 20-Aug-14 17:19:54

Functional really, want something with a bolster/pillow edge so he can rest his head. Sort of horseshoe shape. I will look at Tuffies thanks

NCISaddict Wed 20-Aug-14 17:31:56

I would love to get some of these beds but they would be a waste of money. Ddog has a very comfy bed but elects to sleep under the kitchen or dining tables on the hard cold floor. Weird beast.

moosemama Wed 20-Aug-14 18:30:47

Came on to make suggestions but, given enough cash Orvis and Tuffies would be my choice.

NCIS Oldgirl was exactly the same. She was half BC, half Belgian Terv and preferred to lie on the quarry tiles than in/on a bed. Mind you, her real preference was to lie in the middle of the lawn, come rain, sleet or snow. She actually lay out there and almost disappeared under the snow as it fell on several occasions, but no amount of persuasion could get her to come inside the nice warm, comfy house. hmm grin

Excitedforxmas Wed 20-Aug-14 18:35:24

Costco do dog beds

NCISaddict Wed 20-Aug-14 18:48:37

It must be a Border Collie thing, my first one was the same, she made a brilliant draught excluder.

mrslaughan Wed 20-Aug-14 19:17:59

just looked at the orvis ones - wow......

TheCunnyFunt Wed 20-Aug-14 19:32:34

My dog is lucky enough to have an Orvis bed, my MIL was clearing out a deceased lady's house and there was a big Orvis bed so I gave a donation and it's now in our front room. My dog loves it. He had a folded duvet before and used to dig at it a lot, he hasn't dug this bed at all. It is incredibly comfy, my 3yo daughter is always sneaking into it whenever the dog leaves the room! I looked it up on the website, this bed cost almost £300!! The cover easily comes off to wash and the mattress has a water resistant cover too.

wildfig Thu 21-Aug-14 11:15:34

Which of those two options - Orvis or Tuffies - is least smelly? I've got two sofa-hogging 30kg hounds, and although i've restricted them to a sofa with washable throws, there is a definite doggy whiff about it. Can you wash the Orvis beds, or is that wipeclean no-smell-can-linger-here Tuffies fabric the way to go?

SpicyBear Thu 21-Aug-14 11:18:47

I don't have an Orvis to compare it too but I have a Tuffies in the car boot and it does not smell at all even after several months of use by two dirty dogs. It has a fleece cover on that is easy to wash.

wildfig Thu 21-Aug-14 11:21:00

<flexes credit card finger over Dog Nest>

IfUSeekAmy Thu 21-Aug-14 11:31:09

My lab loves to rest his head too. I bought him this bed from Zooplus. Hygienic dog bed it's called, this is large (100x80cm). He can stretch right out in it when the standard poodle isn't in it with him

TheCunnyFunt Thu 21-Aug-14 12:35:54

You can wash the Orvis bed covers (they wash really well, my boy threw up pure fluorescent yellow bile on his and there was no trace of it when it came out the machine) ours has a memory foam mattress and a separate 'sausage' cushion that makes up the back and sides, the mattress has a water resistant cover that's wipeable but the sausage doesn't so I guess if you got a bed like ours then the sausage could get whiffy.

FestiveRoad Fri 22-Aug-14 18:08:57
FestiveRoad Fri 22-Aug-14 18:11:43

Not got a bolster edge, but my dog loves this. The cover is washable.
www.amazon.co.uk/Do-Not-Disturb-Mattress-Chocolate/dp/B009APHWXY/ref=sr_1_2_m?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1408727021&sr=1-2&keywords=Sharples
Once my lab has made a dog shaped dent in it, he can rest his head quite happily.

If money was no object what bed would you buy for a big greyhound?

SpicyBear Sat 23-Aug-14 08:07:19

Double size Tempur bed smile

TheCunnyFunt Sat 23-Aug-14 08:49:26

Orvis bed, if money was no object and we didn't already have one, an Orvis bed definitely.

punter Thu 18-Sep-14 15:51:14

Just a quick update, went for an Orvis bed in the end as they have such great after sales service and were very helpful re sizing etc. Dog seems to like it but looks a bit bemused as to where the crate has gone!

SpicyBear Thu 18-Sep-14 19:36:18

Awww! Thanks for the photo update. He looks very comfy.

SteveBrucesNose Thu 18-Sep-14 21:05:53

That looks great ! May consider that for GirlDog. She's just spent 2 days in hospital after consuming her fatboy dog bed she was farting bean bag beads for days so could do with a new one, once my bank account has recovered from the vet fees associated with eating the last one!!

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