What Size Dog Bed?


One Size Does Not Fit All: Here are some tips to find out what size your pet will need.  Measure and weigh your pet to find the size right bed, house or hut. Please be aware that doing just one or the other may result in the wrong choice. Example would be a Whippet weighting in at 25 lbs. would have a totally different body dimension than a Corgi at the same weight.  Be aware, these are approximations.

For Beds: Measure your dog in in his sleeping position; from nose to the base of the tail. Then add approximately 6” to determine bed length or diameter. This ensures that your dog doesn’t feel cramped or as if falling off the bed.  

For Huts & Houses: The two most important dimensions are the height (H) and length (L). Find out how tall they are from their feet to the top of their shoulders, and how long from nose to tail. If your dog has a long tail, include some extra length for comfort. Once you have your dog’s height and length, add 2-4 inches to the height and the same to the length. These should be the minimum height and length measurements.  Give them plenty of comfort space, they need to be able to stand, turn around and get comfy. See our selection of houses and huts here.

Sleeping Style:. Does your dog stretch out or curl up when they sleep? Younger dogs tend to curl up more when they sleep because their bodies and spine are more flexible. Older dogs tend to stretch out.

Finally: Observe your dog’s sleeping habits before you choose your dog’s bed. Do they like to curl up in a ball or sprawl out? Do they always tuck themselves in a corner, or do they lie down in the middle of the room? Do they look for the most comfortable cushion they can find, or does your dog flop down anywhere, including the hardwood floor? If your dog likes to stretch out, you may want to consider buying a larger bed or mat.

When in Doubt:  Always get the larger size. A bit bigger won't hurt as long as it will fit in your room.  Look at the dimensions (not the size) and the weight load listed to double check that you are picking the right size. Again it is better to buy too big than too small. Returns are time-consuming and costly.