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8 Best Dog Beds, According to Their Humans

From XL beds for Great Danes to cozy caves for Chihuahuas, these dog beds will fit any breed, and any budget.

June 11, 2021
Photo by Coming Soon NY

Dog beds are one of the most important things for a happy pup—after treats, of course. They provide comfort, coziness, and orthopedic support (especially for large breeds like Great Danes) so your goodest boys and girls can sleep and lounge in style.

But while treats are mostly universally loved, finding the right dog bed can be a bit of a gamble. You—and your dog—won't know if it's the right size or offers the right amount of support without a few test runs. That's why we turned to our team for their absolute favorite dog beds—some humans even loved the same beds (spoiler: the super-popular Best Friends by Sheri), so you know these are legit.

From oversized beds for leggy Great Danes to cozy little caves perfect for Chihuahuas, here are the best dog beds we know.

1. Best Friends by Sheri The Original Calming Shag Fur Donut Cuddler Cat & Dog Bed, $34.95-$109.95

"We got the super-popular Shag Fur Donut Cuddler for our bedroom, hoping our Golden Retriever Addy would sleep in it instead of our bed. (It's just too hot to have a dog on top of you in the summer!) The bed's shag fabric is unbelievably soft, and she loves cuddling up in it at night and sleeping with her head on the bolstered sides."—Camryn Rabideau, Contributor

"Fellow dog parents raved to me about this bed for months before I finally bought it for my 18-pound mystery mutt, and I can't believe I waited this long. It's cute and comes in neutral colors, and my dog absolutely adores it. The 'lip' of the bed acts like a pillow where he can rest his little chin while he snoozes, and the cozy shag material keeps him very comfortable."—Nina Bahadur, Contributor

2. Frisco Plush Orthopedic Front Bolster Cat & Dog Bed, $35.99-$83.99

"My Boxer/Ridgeback mix George (who is lazy and lanky) uses this pretty standard bed from Chewy. The washable cover is very helpful and the beige color is also pretty neutral. It hides stains well (especially mud—somehow it's always there no matter how much I wipe him down!)"—Brinda Ayer, Content Director

Photo by Chewy

3. Dusen Dusen Landscape Dog Bed, $220

"My Wheaten Terrier loves it because it's large and soft, I love it because the cover is washable. It also spices up my living room design and adds fun color. We’ve had it for more than three years now, and it holds up really well!"—Shannon Muldoon, Director, Studio52

Photo by Shannon Muldoon

4. Snoozer Store Cozy Cave Dog Bed, $85.95

"My pit bull and chihuahua share this Snoozer Cozy Cave. They are buried in it all year long. The cover also comes off and is machine washable."—Rob Strype, Video Editing Lead

5. L.L.Bean Therapeutic Dog Bed, Rectangular, $109-$249

"I couldn't recommend this more for giant breeds! I bought the first one with my first Great Dane more than eight years ago and it's still going strong! The covers are a super-durable denim and machine washable. L.L.Bean sells replacement covers or inserts individually if needed, and you can even buy a matching liner to further protect the foam. After repeatedly striking out with not-big-enough beds, I actually bought this immediately upon reading a review that the bed 'is so insanely enormous that it looks like a big life raft in my small living room.' It's an investment, but the memory foam supports their giant bodies so well!"—Erin Sanders, Customer Care Operations Manager

Photo by L.L.Bean

6. Barkbox Memory Foam Platform Dog Bed, $27.49

"Yes, my pet has a memory foam mattress. This platform bed is made of pressure-relieving gel foam, which keeps him supported and comfy. It's lightweight enough to toss in the car if we're traveling somewhere, and you can actually remove and wash the zippable cover—perfect for puppies who are still getting the hang of house training."—Nina Bahadur, Contributor

Photo by Barkbox

7. Casper Dog Bed, $116-$206

"Our all-time favorite is the Casper Dog Bed. It's expensive, but we've had it for a few years and it still looks as good as the day we got it, despite the fact that Addy digs into it practically every day. It's easy to wash the cover, and the inner foam is super durable—ours still doesn't have any indents, lumps, or deterioration. My one recommendation is to follow the brand's guidelines on sizing: we got a large and it's huge. Addy is around 50 pounds, and she would have been perfectly fine with a medium!"—Camryn Rabideau, Contributor

"I SWEAR by my Casper Dog Bed. It's a pretty penny, but my dog (an American Staffordshire Terrier and Plot Hound mix) loves it—it's sleek, holds up to his constant scratching/digging to get comfy, and the cover comes off for easy machine washing."—Lauren Jensen, Senior Product Manager

8. Tuft & Needle Dog Bed, $108-$180

"We've also tried out the Tuft & Needle Dog Bed, which has a cool two-in-one design. It has a foam base, as well as a removable pillow on top, both of which are covered in a heavy-duty canvas fabric. I love the colors this dog bed comes in, and while Addy loves to chew on toys while laying in it, the bed has quickly become my cat's go-to spot for his afternoon nap."—Camryn Rabideau, Contributor

What's your dog's favorite bed? Tell us in the comments below!

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Jada Wong

Written by: Jada Wong

Jada is the market editor at Food52 with a decade of experience writing and editing for online publications such as Refinery29, Cosmopolitan, and Insider.