The Best Dog Beds For Large Dogs

When you’ve got a big dog, everything’s gotta be bigger: the snacks, the toys, the play times, and, yeah: the beds. ESPECIALLY the beds! At the BARK office, we’re no stranger to bigger dogs. My favorite might be a lumbering mutt named Ziggy, the most awkward dog in the world. He’s a little shy and a lotta clumsy, but he’s great at sleeping! (That is, when he’s not getting nudged off his big bed by a mischievous little Dachshund named Andi.) So if you’re looking for a quality dog bed for your big dog, or maybe just a very big bed for a very little dog with a very big ego… check out the options below.


Why we love it:

  • Soft fleece top layer
  • Waterproof & machine-washable
  • Gel memory foam

Amazon: BarkBox Orthopedic Gel Memory Foam Dog Bed

Dogs of any size get a lot of real estate on this comfy memory foam! 3 inches of breathable, durable, and supportive foam eases discomfort in those big dog joints and is soft enough to rival the human’s bed. Big dogs come with big messes, too, so just remove the outer cover when needed and throw in the wash to make it look like new again.


Best For Most Pups & Parents

Why we love it:

  • 7” of memory foam
  • Made in the USA
  • Removable, machine-washable cover and liner
  • 10-year guarantee
  • Large: 48”x30”x7” Extra-Large: 52”x36”x7” Giant: 60”x48”x7”

Amazon: Big Barker 7” Pillow Top Orthopedic Dog Bed

This is basically a bed for the king (or queen) of all dogs, the Greatest Danes in the land! With a whopping 7” of cushy memory foam in the base, and a soft, machine-washable, 100% microfiber cover, your pup can snooze away in incredible luxury. The bed is made in the USA and, perhaps most impressively, comes with a ten-year guarantee, an incredible statement of confidence in the quality of the product. The sizes range from large to giant, making this the only bed you need to look for if you’ve got one seriously big pup.


Best For Dog Parents On A Budget

Why we love it:

  • 4” memory foam base
  • Removable, machine-washable Cover
  • Water-resistant & tear-resistant cover
  • 36”x28”x9”

Amazon: Pet Fusion Ultimate Dog Bed & Lounge

The thought and care that went into the construction of this bed is simply remarkable. Every last detail will help give your big dog a big, refreshing sleep! The bed itself is 4″ of cushy memory foam, lined with a polyfill-packed bolster to keep your dog supported and cozy. This bed is built with a non-skid bottom, and the machine-washable cover is both water-and tear-resistant, in case your dog is a, shall we say, messy sleeper (like Ziggy). Although this bed is slightly smaller than some of the beds on our list, it’s still plenty of space for a reasonably big dog, and quite spacious for a sneaky little dog.


Best For Senior Pups

Why we love it:

  • Memory foam and polyurethane foam
  • Made in North America with all US products
  • 46”x32”x5”

Amazon: Integrity Bedding Orthopedic Memory Foam Joint Relief Bolster Bed

Dogs who live with arthritis, bone, or hip and joint issues will feel very grateful for a cozy place to rest their head. This exceptionally comfortable, 3-layer bed is packed with five-inch-thick memory foam, plus a built in wrap-around bolster for your big pup to cradle their noggin. The removable, machine-washable cover has an anti-skid bottom to help keep the bed in place during your dog’s most toss-and-turny nights. For instance, if your old dog has a dream where they finally catch that lightning-quick squirrel.


Other Beds We Love

Why we love it:

  • Fits perfectly in any corner to save space
  • Matches most home decor
  • Uber-comfy for ultimate naps

Amazon: Hidden Valley Corner Bolster Dog Bed

What a lovely paradox: a big, spacious bed that fits seamlessly and snugly into any room! This wedge-shaped bed is designed to fit in a corner—of course, it fits just as well anywhere else, in case you’re a firm believer that NOBODY puts baby in a corner. The bed is made with environmentally-friendly “Hypro-Loft” fiber filling for a cushy sleep you and your pup can both feel good about.


Why we love it:

  • Lined with soft sherpa material
  • It’s like a bed & blanket in one!
  • Rigid opening stays propped up so your pup can see you

Amazon: Snoozer Cozy Dog Cave Bed

Some big pups prefer to snuggle up in their own little pocket of peace. That’s where the Snoozer Cozy Cave comes in. This bed is lined with sherpa for extra snuggly goodness, and an internal wire keeps the pocket just-open enough to keep an eye out for Mama.


Why we love it:

  • Jumbo-sized
  • Soft faux-sheepskin material
  • Cover is removable & machine washable

Amazon: Majestic Pet Rectangle Bed

If you’ve got a dog who loves to sprawl, this bed’s got comfort for every outstretched paw. Measuring in at a whopping 60”x42” at size XL, it has a faux sheepskin top to keep bedtime warm and fuzzy for your gentle giant. And the entire outer layer is removable and machine washable—an easy fix for gentle giant messes!


Why we love it:

  • Has a comfy bolster all the way around
  • Fabric is a soft faux suede
  • One of the most popular bed styles

Amazon: Majestic Pet Bagel Dog Bed

Ah, the bagel: it’s not just a treat for humans anymore! This dog bed is built with a heavy-duty waterproof base, and the cushion and bolster are coated in a smooth, durable faux suede so your sleepy little bread loaf can burrow in for an extra-comfy bedtime. Just remember to hold the cream cheese.

Meet Lauren and Chester

I had to learn a lot and I had to learn it fast in order to give my dog, Chester the best care he could possibly get as a senior dog with a smattering of quirks. The experience and know-how I’ve gained from being Chester’s dog parent has helped me help other humans in similar situations, so if you need some extra insight for your large senior pup/s, you’ve come to the right place.


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