Who doesn't enjoy a good snuggle? Certainly not your dog! The perfect hooded/dome dog bed will allow your pet to feel cozy and safe in a warm, burrow-like environment.
That's why choosing a hooded/dome dog bed for them shouldn't be a random or rushed purchase: you need to take into consideration both your dog's personal needs and practical 'human' concerns such as washability and odors.
Let's help you find a woofing great bed for your best friend!
What Is the Right Size for a Hooded/Dome Dog Bed?
The right size for a hooded/dome dog bed depends on how big your dog is or, if it's still a puppy, on how much it's expected to grow. Don't make the mistake of skimping on size just because you're worried that their bed might not fit in that perfect spot in your living room! The comfort of your pet should be the only thing you take into account.
- Watch your dog sleep: does it curl up? Does it stretch its legs often? Try and measure it, too!
- While you should make sure that your dog has enough space, bigger isn't always better: a hooded/dome dog bed that is far too large won't make a tiny dog feel comfy, safe and protected;
- If you have a small dog (less than 25 lbs) like a pug or a shih tzu, an 18x18" bed that is 3.5-5" high will be just fine;
- A medium-sized bed (25x25" and at least 5" high) will work better for Scottish terriers, beagles, Schnauzers, and dogs that are between 25 and 40 lbs;
- Larger dogs like Cocker Spaniels, boxers, bulldogs and those weighing between 40 and 70 lbs need at least 35x35";
- Have you got a Scooby Doo-like big boy? For larger breeds like German shepherds, Dalmatians or Rottweilers (over 70 lbs), aim around 40-45".