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5 Things to Consider When Picking a Dog Bed


38.4% of US households own dogs, and it's not hard to see why. They're called our best friends for a reason — loyal, fun, and filled to the brim with unconditional love.

Therefore it's only natural we should want to give them the best!

That includes a comfortable place to sleep. You might feel overwhelmed with choices if you're looking at dog beds for your fur baby. Fortunately, there are a few ways to narrow it down when looking for a dog bed that's the perfect match.

1. The Perfect Size

Your dog bed should be the perfect size for your dog. If buying online, make sure you take note of the measurements and the size guide on the website. Measure your dog so you can make the most accurate purchase - we think the most important metric to go by is weight! 

If your dog is between sizes, always size up. It's better for a dog bed to have too much room than too little, allowing them to spread out and really get comfy.

2. Suitable Material

This is where it's important to take note of your dog's preferences. If your dog gravitates to sleeping on soft materials, then you might want to pick something deep and fleecy.

However, if your dog runs hot and tends to prefer laying on a cool floor, then something thinner and less dense might be the better option. If your dog is older and has arthritis or knee problems, make sure your dog bed isn't too high for them to climb onto easily. This sounds obvious, but 1-2 inches can make the difference between your dog climbing into the bed happily vs your dog sleeping on the floor. Our dog beds have been tested with the pickiest, eldest seniors (including a 14 year old pomeranian with terrible arthritis, a 13 year old spaniel recovering from a torn ACL, ouch, and a 14 year old yorkie with allll sorts of health issues) and they all were able to easily step onto a Kingboy dog bed with no hesitation.  

3. Your Dog's Behavior

As well as the right material, you'll want to consider your pup's behavior when looking at dog bed options.

If your dog tends to chew on things, you may not want a bed with tassels or other extra accessories. You may need a bed that is super durable - and if so, you are in luck! Our dog beds are made from strong poly twill that can withstand digging, tumbling, flopping, and whatever other frolicking your dog may do!

You may also need a bed that's easy to wash (perhaps with an included cover) if your dog is getting older and doesn't always make it outside to go to the bathroom, or if they're just prone to accidents. A third of small dogs aren't house trained, so if your pup is among them, better safe than sorry! Fortunately, Kingboy dog beds are water resistant, making them a wonderful choice for our incontinent BFFs. 

4. Your Style

While you want your pup to have endless comfort, you also want the bed to look good in your home. Therefore, it's important to think about your style.

If you want a bright, fun pattern with bold colors like yellow and sky blue, there are plenty of options. If you prefer your house to have more of a cool, neutral palette, then a grey dog bed will look great.

You should also think about the practicality of the color or pattern when choosing a dog bed. If you have a white dog who sheds constantly, a black dog bed may not be the best idea unless you love to vacuum! Great news though - Kingboy's dog beds feature patterns that have been specifically designed and tested to hide dog hair! So you can safely purchase our dog beds knowing that your sheddy boy or girl won't ruin the look.

5. Eco-Friendly Practices and Materials

Now more than ever, it's important to look for eco-friendly materials when making any purchase. Fortunately, there is a particularly wonderful dog bed company out there that uses recycled plastic to make their comfy, pillowy soft beds, so you can help the planet while helping your baby. 

Consider These Things When Purchasing a Dog Bed

A dog bed is an important purchase, as all puppy parents will know. They need a comfortable place to sleep, and it also needs to look great in your house.

There are a lot of options out there — you just need to think about what suits you and your dog! If you're thinking about a new dog bed, check out our collection. Our durable and eco-friendly dog beds will keep you both happy for years to come.