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What does your large dog sleep on?

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wineusuallyhelps Sun 09-Apr-17 15:19:34

I have a 5.5 stone Labrador aged 15 months. Just removed the crate, in which he had Vetbed and a blanket.

Now wondering whether to stick with a piece of Vetbed on the laminate floor as his bed, or if I should buy him a dog bed with memory foam or what have you. I'm unsure if he needs the extra padding because of his size? Don't know if his joints need more support?

What do others do?

Madbengalmum Sun 09-Apr-17 15:21:49

Mine has a duvet in a duvet cover folded in half. She doesnt like anything that moves or is squidgy when she walks on it. With the cover i can wash regularly and no doggy smelling bed either.

Madbengalmum Sun 09-Apr-17 15:22:30

She is 40kg, so a big girl, and 11yrs.

user1476185294 Sun 09-Apr-17 15:23:27

I like those raised hammock styled dog beds for larger breeds. Also great for reducing overheating in the summer.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 09-Apr-17 15:55:01

My very large dog, has a big corduroy bed from pets at home, it was pricey, but worth it. In it, is piece of vet bed, covered with a soft fur fabric cover, under that is an extra covered flat mattress.
He seems very comfy there, it takes the pressure off his bones, isn't too hot, and he isn't sleeping in a cramped position.

KoalaDownUnder Sun 09-Apr-17 15:56:28

My bed. blush

Or, during the day, one of those hessian hammock things stretched over a metal frame.

acornsandnuts Sun 09-Apr-17 15:59:09

Raised hammock for my two labs. No doggy smells either just an occasional hose down in the garden

wineusuallyhelps Sun 09-Apr-17 16:08:08

Thanks so much for the replies. I'd never heard of those raised beds, so that's really useful!

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Sun 09-Apr-17 16:10:22

A huge sofa cushion off our old suite!!

ProseccoPoppy Sun 09-Apr-17 16:16:30

Orvis do brilliant dog beds. My collie has a big rectangle one as she loves to stretch out

donajimena Sun 09-Apr-17 16:19:22

One of these

Airfixkitwidow Sun 09-Apr-17 19:15:44

This. From a local auction house

ALemonyPea Sun 09-Apr-17 19:22:07

Ours sleeps on a massive pillow type dog bed we bought from Costco. Lovely and plush for her majesty's needs.

Wolfiefan Sun 09-Apr-17 19:23:04

I like the look of the hammock things. Don't they flip up when big dog climbs on though?
Baby dog is a giant!

wineusuallyhelps Sun 09-Apr-17 19:57:09

Thanks again all! Am considering the options!

I love it airfix!!!

StarryIllusion Mon 10-Apr-17 10:44:45

My two sleep on a folded over memory foam mattress topper.

Spam88 Mon 10-Apr-17 10:47:24

Ours generally prefers to sleep on the floor or our beds, but she just has a plastic bed that she will only sleep in if there aren't any pillows or blankets in there (although she generally just uses it as a toy box...)

toomuchtvandsocialmedia Mon 10-Apr-17 10:52:28

My dogs have an orvis bed.

www.orvis.co.uk/dog-bed-selector-shop?nav=992674&nav=992586&nav=992678×tamp_push=1491817883354

toomuchtvandsocialmedia Mon 10-Apr-17 10:54:52

This is Ddog1's usual position

JR1111 Mon 10-Apr-17 18:59:53

2nd hand cot mattress- you can pick them up really cheaply as can't be reused for babies, particularly useful if your dog likes to chew the corner off things and you don't want to spend a fortune.

TheCrowFromBelow Mon 10-Apr-17 19:08:50

My bed sad
He has his own big foam bed which he likes; he also likes the sofa and the DCs bean bag.
And my shower when he's hot.

BarchesterFlowers Mon 10-Apr-17 19:13:44

We had a similar thread here. I have a 10.5 tog double duvet folded into quarters.

BiteyShark Mon 10-Apr-17 19:16:55

Mine isn't a big dog but likes to fully stretch out when sleeping so he takes up lots of room. In a couple of rooms I have a double 13 tog duvet folded over with a cheap cover so easy to keep clean.

WheresMaHairyToe Mon 10-Apr-17 19:19:17

Ours has a sort of padded footstool thing with a fleece blanket and dog cushion on top. I call it his throne.

Boynamedsue Mon 10-Apr-17 20:18:09

Our bed blush
Or more accurately, partly on top of me on our bed (which isn't working so well for me now its getting warmer)
During the day he has a double duvet folded over on top of a soft dog bed.

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