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coccyx Sat 23-Jul-11 13:41:28

Looking for a big washable dog bed. not keen on plastic ones. Needs to be big enough for a Great dane. Seen some in pet shop but 80 pounds and no zip to whip off cover to chuck in washing machine

Scuttlebutter Sat 23-Jul-11 17:59:13

We got some very big "cushion" style ones with washable, removable covers from Pets at Home, for the back of the car, for our greys, and the two boys are VERY big, so not much smaller than a GD. In the house, we just have lots of Ikea duvets and covers - easy to wash, and cheap enough that they can nest and layer them to their hearts content. grin

hephaestus Sat 23-Jul-11 18:16:15

For a dog that size I'd consider a single mattress. Fitted sheets are cheap and easy to wash and the mattresses themselves are often going free or cheap on Freecyle, Preloved etc.

coccyx Sat 23-Jul-11 19:15:13

thanks. I tend to sit squashed between the dane and greyhound both love the settee. yes, i know its not right but hey ho. might try single mattress and duvets.
Thought 80 pounds was a lot for a bed you can't wash!!

Scuttlebutter Sat 23-Jul-11 21:06:54

Um, every grey I know has a sofa at the minimum, and very often will have colonised beds too. The story about the Princess and the Pea actually missed out that the princess had a particularly pointy nose and more whiskers than is usual for a heroine. grin

Like the idea of the single mattress. Again, Ikea is worth a visit. Bless their little Swedish socks.

I am also v envy about your Dane. They are gorgeous.

SouthGoingZax Sat 23-Jul-11 21:10:05

Barka parka

www.barkaparka.com/

Fabulous.

We got through 2 beds a year with our huge, digging greyhounds - so far Barka Parkas have been going strong with no problems for 6 years.

coccyx Sat 23-Jul-11 21:10:49

thanks i will have a look

chickchickchicken Sat 23-Jul-11 22:30:55

this was recommend on a thread a few days ago cgi.ebay.co.uk/WATERPROOF-DOG-BED-COVER-30-36-42-CAR-FLOOR-CAGE-/160402729514?clk_rvr_id=249686296444&afsrc=1#ht_2006wt_754
i dont know if the xlarge would be big enough though?

mine have orvis beds. very expensive but got them at an outlet shop. friend has a gigantic orvis one which i know is very comfy as i have slept in it on holiday!

pawsnclaws Mon 25-Jul-11 13:11:51

Bertie the greyhound is currently snoozing and farting away to himself on a Danish Design bed (I just turned up the corner to check the label and got a most indignant look) - 50 inches by 30 inches. It was £45 at Partners Pets.

pawsnclaws Mon 25-Jul-11 13:16:02

Go to petplanet.co.uk and they have it for £40.99 - Danish Design Hunter Tweed Box Duvet in Large. Free delivery.

multitask Mon 25-Jul-11 13:31:06

I find there is always a huge range of duvet type beds in TKMaxx and there does seem to be huge sizes when I am in, bottom shelf and sometimes folded over because they are so big. Prices are always good too.

QuietTiger Mon 25-Jul-11 17:36:24

My dogs have a memory foam matress that has a washable fleece cover over a waterproof cover. You can get them in Pets at home and they are wonderful! (Well, the dogs think so, anyway!)

Milliways Mon 25-Jul-11 17:53:28

We use old duvets, folded into 3. Then duvet covers are washable and can put extra towels/blankets on top.

scartette Mon 25-Jul-11 18:40:23

I use an old double size duvet for my retriever/collie cross. Its perfect, folded over so she can really stretch out on it. I use old duvet covers and theyre easy to wash/change regularly. Even if you have to buy a new one, I'm sure a king/queen size one in Primark or Tescos is still much cheaper than buying a bed in a pet shop. Lovely and cosy in winter also!

diddl Mon 25-Jul-11 21:01:46

Im just making a bed from an old duvet!

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