How to choose the perfect dog bed (and our top 5 beds)

Dogs are often happy to lie down on sofas and beds but it is important for them to have their own sleeping space. When choosing the perfect dog bed for your furry friend you need to consider a few things, including of course their size and health as well as their personality.

How to choose the right dog bed?

Consider your dog's sleeping habits.

If your dog tends to stretch out when they sleep, they will need a bigger beds than if they cuddle up on themselves. If you notice that they tend to get cold, a thermal bed is probably the right option.

Measure your dog whilst they sleep

Measure your dog from nose to tail then add 8 to 12 inches to determine the right bed length or diameter. If your dog isn't full grown yet make sure to choose a bigger bed so that they won't outgrow it too quickly. You'll be able to add blankets to a larger bed until they grow up.

Does your dog have special needs?

If your dog is getting old, suffering from arthritis or easily getting ill we can only recommend getting a self-heating bed. 
Consider their health but also their personality. Anxious dogs tend to feel more secure with high walls and extra soft cushions.

Top 5 Dog Beds

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1: Scruffs Thermal Box Bed

Nothing like Scruffs® Thermal, Self Heating Pet Bed to keep your pooch warm this Winter. How does it work? This bed has a foam layer backed with reflective foil which reflects body heat back to your dog. This bed is ideal for dogs suffering from arthritis or prone to getting ill. It is available in 4 sizes so that you're sure to find the right fit for your pooch!

2: Scruffs Regent Faux Leather Sofa

Scruffs® Regent Faux Leather Sofa will perfectly fit into any modern home and could even match your own sofa! For your pooch's comfort this bed has a high wall and its low cushion height is ideal for older dogs. It is available in 4 sizes and 2 different colours.

3: FuzzYard Chalkboard Reversible Bed

We can count on FuzzYard to create dog beds that as pretty as they are comfortable. Their reversible bed collection allows you to flip the bed inside out and change its look whenever you fancy. Your pooch will love to snuggle in this soft velvety plush and rest their head on the high sides. It exists in 3 different sizes and patterns. If chalkboard isn't your thing, why not go for the Voltage or Space Raiders print?

4: Scruffs Haven Rope Bed

This Scruffs® Haven Rope Bed is made with a soft felt rope which forms the tapered shape of the outer basket. Inside, an inner cushion provides a snug environment for your pooch to rest. This is perfect for small breeds or puppies as the diameter is 45cm.

5: Scruffs Bear Beds 

Scruffs Bear Beds are probably the comfiest beds out there. They are available in 3 different sizes: Grizzly Bear for the biggest breeds, Cub Bear for smaller dogs and Paw for tiny breeds, puppies and even cats. They all offer the same level of comfort, allowing your pooch to rest their paws on the softest plush faux fur and their body on the smoothest faux suede covered cushion.

Browse our full range of dog beds here.


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