The latest designer home accessory is the designer dog bed. Don’t just give your dog a comfy place to sleep, give them a stylish one. Designer dog beds make your dog happy with their comfort, and you happy with their style.
With the growth of designer pet accessories such as dog collars and even clothing, it is no surprise that humans would want designer dog beds that would match the style of their home-and the style of their dog accessories. The trend toward designer dog beds has become so prevalent that there are stores and websites specializing in nothing but designer dog beds.
Recognizable Names Mean Higher Prices
If you find normal dog beds pass, you might delight to the styles, colors and form factors that are available with designer dog beds. These beds will still meet your dog’s requirements but add a lot of style that the standard $50 and under pet beds can’t.
Designer Dog Beds: Various Designs
Designer dog beds sometimes are similar in style or configuration to regular dog beds. However, even where beds follow the same form factor as non-designer beds, the designer who puts his or her name on the label has thought out the look and style. These beds come in just about any style, shape or size your heart can possibly desire.
A typical form factor for designer dog beds is the ‘donut’ style. They don’t resemble donuts all that much, as the bottom is actually solid and cushiony. They do have a ringed edge, also cushiony, and this edge is what gives this style of designer dog beds its name. The ring part of the bed makes for an excellent headrest for your pet.
Some beds are in keeping with the tendency to see dogs as little humans. People put sweaters on their dogs, so why not beds that resemble little sofas? These mini sofas are most likely available in a shape and color that matches your own sofa, and may also even be customizable.
There are also designer dog beds that are made to look just like your bed. These designer dog beds come complete with headboards and footboards in some cases. Other designer dog beds hide the actual dog bed away in a piece of ordinary looking furniture, such as a nightstand or cabinet.
Special Function Pet Beds
Some designer have advanced functions to increase your pet’s comfort. For example, heated dog beds are available. These heated dog beds are ideal for older or arthritic dogs. Heated dog beds may not be the ideal pet beds in warmer climates, however. In hot climates, beds are available with cooling pads.
Designer Dog Beds: Shopping Notes
Your dog’s bed should do more than satisfy your sense of style. It needs to satisfy your dog. That means it need to be comfy and have enough room for him or her to turn around. If your dog chews things, get chew proof designer dog beds.
Take your dog’s sleeping habits into account also. A fancy doghouse-style bed, which neatly hides your dog’s bed away, isn’t going to be all that useful if your dog doesn’t like small, enclosed spaces. You don’t want to spend a lot of money on pet beds for your dog only to have him ignore it.
When buying for a puppy you’ll want to plan ahead for the size you expect the dog will eventually grow to. You will either have to buy a large bed later, or just buy one at the start. If your puppy is a larger breed it may be a waste of money to buy a small bed when he is small, as they grow fast.