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This section contains news and updates from Berkeley and useful articles to help you make an informed choice when buying a dog bed.

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HARD WEARING DOG BEDS

Exploding some popular myths –  ‘Hard wearing dog beds are uncomfortable’and ‘All Dog Beds need to be replaced regularly’ OK – At the risk of using a terrible pun, it’s time someone put these myths to bed. There is absolutely no reason why your dog bed should not be ultra-comfy, tough, and last for the […]

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DURABLE DOG BEDS – HOW LONG SHOULD A DOG BED LAST?

Durable Dog Beds – How long should a dog bed last? Durable dog beds SHOULD be the norm. However, as a bed manufacturer, achieving the right balance between making hard wearing tough dog beds that are also ultra-comfy, warm and inviting is a real challenge. We took a step back and looked at the reasons […]

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Waterproof Dog Beds with Pocket Spring Support

MEMORY FOAM DOG BEDS – WHAT THEY DON’T TELL YOU…

Memory Foam Dog Beds are, in many ways, the perfect product to manufacture – It’s easy to cut and shape, it’s relatively light and not very expensive. Moreover, it can command a significant premium if marketed as an ‘orthopaedic’ bed for senior dogs or those with arthritis or other musculoskeletal complaints. However, there are some […]

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Waterproof Orthopaedic Dog Beds - Detail

NATURAL AND ORGANIC DOG BEDS

The Next Big Thing in Dog Care… It is slowly becoming known that certain materials and treatments used in the manufacture of domestic furniture can be potentially hazardous to our own health and that of our pets. A quick internet search of ‘Toxic Home Syndrome’ will reveal the dangers lurking in our everyday living environment. […]

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Raised Dog Bed in Navy

RAISED DOG BEDS FOR KENNELS

Raised Dog Beds for Kennels Very few dog beds seem to tick all of the boxes in terms of attaining the ideal mix of practicality, durability, comfort and value for money. Choosing a suitable bed for dogs that live all or part of their time in a kennel and run can be a particular challenge. […]

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THE IMPORTANCE OF QUALITY DOG BEDS

The importance of  quality dog beds It may come as a bit of a surprise but we humans are really not that different from our canine companions when it comes to choosing somewhere to have a restful and rejuvenating sleep. Physically, we both have a skeletal structure which benefits from correct alignment during sleep and […]

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Large Waterproof Luxury Dog Mattress

LUXURY DOG BEDS FOR LARGE DOGS

Luxury Dog Beds for Large Dogs The shops are always full of dog beds for smaller dog breeds. They are easy to import by the container load, they’re easy to store on the shelf, they’re no problem to handle and many can be washed whole in the washing machine with varying results. Finding luxury dog […]

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Waterproof Orthopaedic Dog Beds - Detail

SUPPORTIVE DOG BEDS- HAS YOUR DOG’S BED GOT THE BOUNCE FACTOR?

Supportive dog beds are absolutely essential in ensuring the long-term health and wellbeing of your dog. Most dog beds look great at first. The problem is they very quickly clump up and break down so that your dog is left sleeping on a bed that provides little insulation from cold, hard floors with no effective […]

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Waterproof Dog Beds with Pocket Spring Support

BEST ORTHOPAEDIC DOG BEDS FOR CANINE ARTHRITIS

Finding the best orthopaedic dog beds that are going to be right for your dog can be difficult. Here are a few pointers that may help you… Prevention is better than cure It may be that your dog is in his / her prime – So why bother looking for the best orthopaedic dog beds? […]

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DOG BEDS FOR OLDER DOGS

DOG BEDS FOR OLDER DOGS As your dog grows older, the right choice of dog bed can make a big difference to prolonging the active, happy life of YOUR pet. The simple matter is that dogs will tend to sleep far more in old age. They are likely to start to become slower and more […]

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Berkeley Waterproof Orthopedic Dog Beds

BIG DOG BEDS – WHAT TO LOOK FOR…

Big dog beds should be designed and constructed to meet the specific requirements of larger dog breeds particularly in terms of comfort, joint support, easy access and durability. As a general rule, the bigger your dog the more essential it is to provide him or her with a suitable dog bed. Surprisingly, finding such a […]

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Waterproof Orthopaedic Dog Beds

EASY CLEAN DOG BEDS

Easy Clean Dog Beds are the logical choice when it’s time to for a change. Nobody likes an unsightly, smelly, shapeless dog bed – least of all your dog. Many dog beds look great when they are brand new and just off the shelf but if you can’t easily and effectively wash them they don’t […]

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Raised Waterproof Orthopaedic Dog Bed

XL DOG BEDS – BIG DOGS NEED BIG BEDS!

XL Dog Beds can be extremely difficult to find.  By their very nature they are harder to ship, store, handle and display meaning that many pet outlets simply do not stock them. If you are lucky enough to find one they tend to be thin, poorly filled, too light in weight and totally unfit for […]

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Waterproof Orthopaedic Dog Beds - Detail

BERKELEY NON-TOXIC NATURAL DOG BEDS

Natural Dog Beds – The benefits For years, manufacturers of dog beds have been producing beds with one key objective in mind – to make the cheapest possible product. This is a key reason why China has become the market leader and main source of dog bed imports. The technology involved in stuffing a cloth […]

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DOG CARE – HOW SAFE IS YOUR DOG BED?

In common with most domestic furniture, pet beds are often sprayed with a very toxic group of chemicals called flame retardants. Often overlooked in the field of dog care it pays to ask questions when choosing your next dog bed. Items sprayed with flame retardants are supposed to burn more slowly in the event of […]

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DOG BED BUYING GUIDE

A Dog Bed Buying Guide to give your dog (and you) the best sleep ever. Location, Location, Location Dogs should have their OWN bed and their OWN space to sleep. Right from Day One of ownership choose a place in your house where your dog can go at whatever time of day if he / […]

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Waterproof Orthopaedic Dog Bed Mattress

QUALITY UK DOG BEDS…HOW WE MAKE THEM!

Quality UK dog beds are not easy to find! We have owned working Labradors for over 30 years and during that time we must have bought and tried virtually every dog bed available with nothing really coming anywhere close to what we (or our dogs) really wanted from really great quality UK dog beds. ‘Yes, […]

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6 REALLY SIMPLE TESTS TO FIND THE BEST DOG BED

It can be really confusing when you go to the store to buy the best dog bed for YOUR dog. Here are a few practical (and tongue in cheek) tips that you may find useful! 1. PICK IT UP If it’s heavy and the stuffing doesn’t all clump up or sag it may be OK.
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