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 beds for large dogs however is almost impossible.

Big dogs by definition are heavy, they sleep more, they can be hard on the treatment of their bed and they are often more susceptible to musculoskeletal disorders in later life.

So when it comes to dog beds their needs are totally different. They need tough beds made with hard wearing upholstery-grade covers with lots of room to move around unrestricted. They need extra insulation to  keep them warm and support their joints and they need a dog bed that retains it’s shape and that has sufficient height to allow easy access.

This results in beds that are bulky and heavy – something that retail stores and many mail order specialists shy away from. A Berkeley XL Waterproof Orthopaedic Mattress for example, weighs over 13 kg and measures c. 140 x 90 x 20 cm – That’s a BIG bed!

Our mantra is that style always has to follow function but we don’t see why you can’t have both. That’s why we make a range of really practical, washable and super-stylish covers and toppers for all our beds so that our range is both hugely practical yet at the same time, great looking too.

So if you own a large dog breed talk to the specialists – we’re always glad to help!