There are many factors to consider when choosing the correct size bed for your dog. Don’t rely solely on the weight of your dog. Dogs that weigh the same can vary greatly in their dimensions and the space they require. Also, don’t rely solely on your dog's breed. Dogs that are the same breed can vary greatly in size and shape.

When in doubt, always go with a larger bed. If you have space, more surface area is a better option. This gives your dog more room to get comfortable.

When considering a bolster bed remember that the bolster does take up some of the sleep surface so check the dimensions carefully. We always recommend ordering one size up with a bolster.

When measuring your pup, use a tape measure and measure from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail. Add between 5” and 10” to ensure they’ll have enough space. Your measurement + the extra 5”-10” will give you the length of the bed you’ll need.

After you’ve determined the length of the bed you’ll need, consider your dog's sleeping style. Do they usually sprawl out, curl up, lean up against things?

Spawlers love to stretch out. These are the pups that will lay on their side, flip on their backs, use all the surface area their bed has to offer. Tough Rectangle Beds

Curlers prefer to curl up when they sleep. Paws and noses tucked in to provide warmth and conserve body heat. Tough Deep Den Beds or Tough Round Beds

Leaners love the sense of security bolster beds can bring. They like to lean up against something and prop their heads on pillows. Tough Bolster Beds

For really big dogs, consider our K9 Giant Beds that offer more surface area and an optional bolster. They are made with thicker 7” orthopedic mattresses for maximum pressure relief. K9 Giant Rectangle Beds or K9 Giant Bolster Beds.

The list below is only a guide for recommending bed size. If your pup is on the larger size for their breed, we recommend going with the next size up.

SMALL or MEDIUM BEDS
Breeds that range from 5-60 pounds
Affenpinscher
American Eskimo
Australian Terrier
Basenji
Beagle
Bedlington Terrier
Bichon Frise
Border Terrier
Boston Terrier
Brussels Griffon
Cairn Terrier
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chihuahua
Chinese Crested
Coton de Tulear
Dachshund
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
English Toy Spaniel
Fox Terrier – Smooth
Fox Terrier – Wirehair
French Bulldog
German Pinscher
Glen Imaal Terrier
Italian Greyhound
Japanese Chin
Lakeland Terrier
Maltese
Manchester Terrier (Standard)
Manchester Terrier (Toy)
Papillon
Pomeranian
Poodle Miniature
Poodle Toy
Pug
Puli
Schipperke
Scottish Terrier
Sealyham Terrier
Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie)
Shiba Inu
Shih Tzu
Silky Terrier
Skye Terrier
Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Terrier
Toy Fox Terrier
Welsh Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
Whippet
Yorkshire Terrier
MEDIUM or LARGE BEDS
Breeds that range from 35-90 pounds
Airdale Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
American Water Spaniel
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Shepherd
Basset Hound
Bearded Collie
Border Collie
Brittany
Bull Dog
Bull Terrier
Canaan Dog
Chinese Shar-Pei
Chow Chow
Cocker Spaniel-American
Cocker Spaniel-English
Dalmatian
English Springer Spaniel
Field Spaniel
Flat-Coated Retriever
Finnish Spitz
Harrier
Ibizan Hound
Irish Terrier
Irish Water Spaniel
Keeshond
Kerry Blue Terrier
Norwegian Elkhound
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Pharaoh Hound
Plott Hound
Pointer
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Portuguese Water Dog
Redbone Coonhound
Saluki
Samoyed
Siberian Husky
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Standard Schnauzer
Sussex Spaniel
Vizsla
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
LARGE or X-LARGE BEDS
Breeds that range from 55-90 pounds
Afghan Hound
Alaskan Malamute
American Foxhound
Beauceron
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Sheepdog
Belgian Tervuren
Black And Tan Coonhound
Black Russian Terrier
Bouvier Des Flandres
Boxer
Briard
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Clumber Spaniel
Collie (Rough) & (Smooth)
Curly Coated Retriever
Doberman Pinscher
English Foxhound
English Setter
German Shepherd Dog
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer
Giant Schnauzer
Golden Retriever
Gordon Setter
Greyhound
Irish Setter
Komondor
Labrador Retriever
Old English Sheepdog (Bobtail)
Poodle Standard
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Scottish Deerhound
Spinone Italiano
Tibetan Mastiff
Weimaraner
X-LARGE or GIANT BEDS
Breeds that range from 75-200+ pounds
Akita
Anatolian Sheepdog
Bernese Mountain Dog
Bloodhound
Borzoi
Bullmastiff
Great Dane
Great Pyrenees
Great Swiss Mountain Dog
Irish Wolfhound
Kuvasz
Mastiff
Neopolitan Mastiff
Newfoundland
Otter Hound
Rottweiler
Saint Bernard
Leonberger

 

If your still unsure what size to choose based on weight or breed, try this measurement method:

  • Measure your dog from the base of their tail to the tip of their nose
  • Add 10” to that measurement
  • Choose a bed with the same or greater length to the measurement you came up with
  • If your measurement is not exactly equal to the length of a bed offered, we suggest rounding up