If you’re shopping for a pet bed online, choosing the right size for your dog can be tricky. Dog bed sizes range from small to extra-large to fit almost every breed out there. So how do you know exactly which size bed to buy your furry friend? Our biggest tip is to make sure you measure your dog while it’s resting.
Measuring Your Dog While Resting
To make sure your dog will be comfortable on its new bed, take its measurements while napping. Start measuring at his snout to the base of the tail. This should give you a good idea of the length of the dog bed or crate pad you should look for.
Different dogs need different styles of bed. For those who like to curl up into themselves, look for a bed with bolsters. If your pup loves to nap stretched all the way out, find a plush pillow bed.
And always remember—when in doubt, it’s best to size up. That includes dogs that might be in-between dog bed sizes or puppies that aren’t fully grown.
Follow our dog bed size chart to get a better idea before shopping: