Guide to choosing the perfect dog bed

Guide to choosing the perfect dog bed

We show you what is important when choosing a dog bed and how to find the perfect bed for your four-legged friend!
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As you already know from our previous blog post, dogs spend most of their lives sleeping. So it's no wonder that the right dog bed plays an essential role in your four-legged friend's life. But with so many options on the market, choosing the right dog bed can be a challenge. In this guide, we'll explain what you should look for when choosing the perfect dog bed and give you a few recommendations along the way.

Why is a good dog bed important?

A dog bed is not only a cozy place for your furry friend to sleep, but also a place where your dog should feel safe and relaxed. The right dog bed offers sufficient support and the desired comfort. Especially for older dogs or those with health problems such as arthritis or hip dysplasia, a supportive dog bed is very important. A high-quality dog bed promotes healthy sleep and contributes to your dog's general well-being.

What should you look out for when choosing a dog bed?

Size: It is very important that you choose the right size bed for your pet. Only with the right size can you ensure that your dog can sleep comfortably and in a way that is gentle on the spine. The basic rule is: your dog must be able to stretch out fully in the dog bed without any part of him hanging over or on the edge. To find the right size, simply measure your dog standing or lying down from the snout to the base of the tail. With this measurement, your dog should find room in the lying surface of the new favorite bed. If in doubt, buy one size larger.

Shape: Only a rectangular dog bed of the right size enables healthy and back-friendly sleep, as the dog's spine can stretch out straight. Although our four-legged friends like to curl up, it is important for their backs to be straight. A round dog sleeping area encourages this and is therefore ideal for snoozing in between. A rectangular shape is better for a restful deep sleep, as it encourages them to stretch out.

Material: We recommend that you use high-quality materials (e.g. visco-foam, hypoallergenic, etc.). Materials that are too soft offer no support for the muscles and back. It is therefore advisable to opt for a firm but flexible core. You should also keep ease of care in mind when making your choice. This will create a hygienic environment for your dog and save you a lot of effort and worry. 

Sleeping habits: Consider your dog's sleeping habits. A bed with a raised edge may be suitable for dogs that like to snuggle up or lie more sheltered, while flat beds/bed mats are better for those that like to stretch out. 

Pro tip: The right pitch is also crucial. Our four-legged friends don't like to be isolated, but too much hustle and bustle prevents them from finding peace and quiet. The ideal place to sleep is therefore quiet, but allows the four-legged friend to keep an eye on everything.

Style and design: Choose a dog bed that matches your living style or is versatile and functional at the same time. 

Special needs: Consider your dog's special needs, such as age, health condition or allergies.


Our dog bed recommendations:

1st KUDDE dog bed - main sleeping place

Since 1996, over 300,000 enthusiastic four-legged friends have chosen the KUDDE dog bed as their favorite place to sleep. Our KUDDE dog bed is an orthopaedic dog bed that is designed to meet the natural sleeping needs of our dogs. The raised edge offers a feeling of security and the dimensionally stable foam core provides your dog with targeted support during sleep. A large selection of covers and accessories allows you to customize the bed to your dog's individual preferences. Guaranteed easy-care, absolutely dimensionally stable and super stylish!

Watch out: Your dog can test the bed for 100 days. If he doesn't love it, you can return it to us free of charge within this period (please note: only possible within Germany).

2. dog bed Fluffa - secondary berth

This ultra-comfortable dog bed consists of a soft teddy plush cover with a non-slip underside and a high-quality viscose flock filling. It is ideal as a side bed to the KUDDE dog bed. Especially dogs that like to lie elevated and keep an eye on everything will get their money's worth here. The unique chamber system ensures that the bed retains its shape and the filling does not clump together. The cover is washable and the filling is protected by an additional waterproof cover.  

3. dog bed Lalelu - secondary berth

The Lalelu dog bed is a particularly suitable retreat for more cautious pets and dogs that like to lie softly. The high edge provides a feeling of security and additional cozy comfort. Thanks to the special reversible cushion, you can quickly and easily adapt the dog bed to cooler and warmer days. Sleep like a baby - that's the motto of our Lalelu dog bed. 

4. dog bed Snuggle - secondary berth

Our round cuddly cushion is a great addition as a secondary resting place. The wonderfully soft snuggle island is a safe retreat for in-between times. Insecure and anxious dogs in particular appreciate the Snuggle as an oasis of security and safety. The dog bed is also easy to clean and washable, and the edge is protected by an additional waterproof cover. 

You can find all our dog beds here


A high-quality dog bed is not just a simple purchase, but an investment in your dog's well-being. It is the place where he feels safe, loved and secure. By considering your dog's needs and preferences and paying attention to quality features, you can choose a dog bed that will not only give your best friend years of pleasure, but also symbolizes a piece of home and love.


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