We all know that a good bed and a good night’s sleep is vital for our own wellbeing and there is no doubt that it is the same for our furry friends. Furthermore, your dog will spend more time in his bed (hopefully) than we humans do.
For your Cockapoo, his bed is so much more than just a place to rest at the end of the day. It is his ‘safe place’, and somewhere to send him when you need him to go and lie down while people are coming and going. It’s somewhere for him to chill out with his favorite toy or chew and it’s his very own den.
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Why is a Good Dog Bed Essential for your Cockapoo?
All dogs, particularly our sensitive Cockapoos, need somewhere that is their space and their space alone. Somewhere he can go when he wants peace and quiet and somewhere that he knows he won’t be disturbed. This is even more important if you have children as even dogs need a place to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. If you like, your dog taking himself off to his bed with a toy is the canine equivalent to you taking a coffee and a book to your favorite armchair.
So, you can see it is very important to invest in the right bed for your dog. Just like with humans, there is no ‘one size fits all’ perfect bed. Just as your friend may swear by his memory foam mattress while you may prefer your pocket sprung version. Bearing this in mind, you have to choose a bed that suits your pooch, your home, and also your pocket.
It is also extremely important that the bed is practical, waterproof, and washable as his bed is also likely to be the place that you will send your Cockapoo to stay while he dries off after a bath or a wet and muddy walk. A non-washable fluffy dog bed will soon become damp and smelly, and something that your dog will not want to lie on, and you won’t want in your home.
With so many products on the market today it can be a daunting choice and you may end up buying several beds before you find ‘the one’ but don’t worry we have done the leg work for you in this article by extensively researching the market, gathering owners experiences and even trialing some ourselves.
My own Cockapoo was, as a pup, a prolific destroyer of beds so I have personally tried several types.
Dogs, just like humans are all different and some dogs ‘run hot’ and prefer somewhere cool to sleep, others like to be warm and cozy. Some like to lie ‘on’ their beds while others prefer to be ‘in’ their bed so we have selected some of the best and we hope that we will have covered something to suit your own Cockapoo.
For those in a rush, here are our winners at a glance. For more information about each one and the reasons why we picked them, keep reading.
PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed
You would expect any product that includes the word ‘ultimate’ in the name to be special and in this case, it’s true. Boasting premium components and a three-year warranty this really is a dog bed fit for a king.
The solid 4-inch memory foam base provides optimum comfort, reduced joint pain, and increased mobility for your pet. It also claims to have calming properties (your Cockapoo will certainly be relaxed whilst he’s snoring in this bed). There are recycled support bolsters, certified skin-safe memory foam, and a removable washable cover. The memory foam inner has a fully waterproof wipeable cover, so this bed truly is practical as well as providing superior comfort for your Cockapoo.
The cover is also thick and durable meaning it doesn’t tear easily if your Cockapoo chooses to ‘dig’ in it and hide his toys unlike many of the cheaper options available. Another plus point is that you can buy replacement covers separately so if you really want to splash out you have the option to have one cover in situ while the other is being washed. It also comes with two liners, one waterproof and the other water-resistant so you have an emergency cover for while you are cleaning the main one.
The only downside we could find to this bed is that is priced at the higher end of the market (but we have all heard the saying buy cheap, buy twice) and that being memory foam, it is important to keep the bed well away from open fires if you have one in your home.
Petlibro Orthopaedic Dog Bed
If you are on a tighter budget or perhaps you want to make sure you know which style your Cockapoo prefers, the Petlibro Orthopaedic bed is a great value alternative to our best overall choice. This is a particularly good option if your dog is still a pup and may outgrow or destroy his bed, or if you like to have more than one bed available for your pet. This bed offers premium comfort and practicality while its budget price makes it easily replaceable.
This bed features cool gel memory foam (great if your pooch runs hot) as well as high-density support foam which relieves pressure on joints, great for pups and elderly dogs alike.
The cover is removable and machine washable as is the foam case cover which protects the memory foam inside.
This bed comes vacuum packed so you may be surprised by the size when it is delivered but once unpacked it expands quickly to full size.
Best Runner Up
Sealy Lux Quad Layer Orthopedic Dog Bed with Cooling Gel
Our choice for runner up to the best overall dog bed is this beauty from Sealy Lux. This bed provides ultimate comfort and support using quad element support foam. Again, it has a machine washable cover and features a pro charcoal odor absorbing base. No one likes a smelly bed! The foam also comes with a very impressive five-year warranty. We think this is a particularly attractive looking bed which is another huge plus point.
It is made from 100% non-toxic materials, unlike many cheaper memory foam products. The bolsters are lovely and firm providing your Cockapoo with a super comfy place to rest his head. The Sealy is also a nice heavy bed which means it won’t move or slide if your Cockapoo ‘Doodle dashes’ and dives on it which for me earns another thumbs up!
Best Under $20
We all like to save money from time to time and spending as little as possible (without skimping on comfort) is especially important while your Cockapoo is a pup so, in this section, we have three of our favorite beds for less than $20!! At this price, you really can’t go wrong.
Petmaker Orthopaedic Sherpa Top Bed
This fabulous economical bed also offers a four-inch memory foam base inside a removable machine washable cover. Again, the bed comes vacuum-packed and fluffs up to full size in approximately five minutes. The Petmaker is a nice sturdy bed and whilst it does not have a waterproof internal liner the foam can be spot cleaned and for this price, you can afford to replace the bed often if necessary. The cover can be tumble dried and does not shrink when washed so this bed really does offer great value without compromising on comfort.
AmazonBasics Pet Dog Bed Pad
This is the first non-memory foam bed we have included however this bed with its cozy cushion interior and a plush textured outer layer is fully machine washable and can be tumble dried making it well worthy of its place among our picks. The bed is nice and thick and has a non-slip underside which helps to keep it in place on hard floors. Another bonus is for this price you can afford to buy more than one so great for the car or in a crate too.
Long Rich Reversable Rectangle Pet Bed
This attractive and budget-friendly pet bed is fully reversible making it a great choice whatever the weather as one side features snuggly knitted corduroy ideal for cold winter days while the other sports smooth faux suede making it a cooler choice for summer snoozing. The bulky filling and rectangular design ensure your Cockapoo’s comfort, and the whole thing can be popped in the washing machine to keep it nice and fresh. The sides are lovely and firm, and this bed retains its shape even after washing! Another great bargain choice.
Best Under $50
If you don’t mind spending a little more there is even more choice out there. Here are 3 fabulous beds for under $50.
Barkbox Memory Foam Platform Dog Bed
This fabulous bed features therapeutic gel memory foam and is even suitable for pets that suffer from joint pain. Again, the cover is machine washable and has the added bonus of being waterproof so even if your pet has an accident, nothing will seep through into the mattress itself. A huge plus point especially for pups or elderly pets. The sleek design is also attractive and means the bed will unobtrusively fit into any room in your home or even the back of your car.
Sunstyle Home Orthopaedic Foam Dog Bed
This soft and comfortable bed has an interior made of high-density egg crate foam for maximum comfort. The open mat design means it fits anywhere in the home or car. The reversible surface is made from faux lambswool and cooling oxford canvas so is suitable for all year use. The cover zips off and is machine washable and tumble dryer friendly too! The outer material is nice and tough which is a winner for pups that like to have a little nibble on their beds while they drift off.
Best Under $100
Friends Forever Orthopaedic Dog Bed Sofa Lounger
This sofa style dog bed is particularly attractive and luxurious looking. Providing benefits to those dogs who suffer from joint pain and arthritis, extreme comfort is provided by this cushioned plush poly-fill bolster bed.
With a water-resistant liner, human-grade foam, and a machine washable cover this bed is a practical choice too. The underside is anti-skid so no scooting across the floor in this bed. Perfect for dogs that like to use the sides of the bed as pillows and for owners (most of us Cockapoo owners fit into this category) who like to take cute photos of their dog sleeping!
Furhaven Pet – Plush Ergonomic Contour Cradle Orthopedic Foam Mattress Dog Bed
The sleek contoured design gives this bed a really ultra-modern appearance, particularly nice for in your lounge. The solid orthopedic foam and open design are ideal for dogs that like to sleep in a variety of positions (a typical cockapoo trait) and again the cover is easy to remove and pop in the washing machine. Sturdy, yet soft and comfortable what’s not to like about this bed?
For those of us who really want to splash out, we have included our favorite premium beds. You might fancy a nap in these beauties yourself!
Enchanted Home Pet Dream Catcher Dog Sofa
For those of us who fancy a bit of extravagance on behalf of our beloved pooches, this dog bed looks more like an item of luxury furniture than a dog bed! However, for dogs that prefer to sleep off the ground and for those ‘sofa-stealers’, this beautiful bed is an ideal choice. This bed might look fancy, but it is also practical as, like all of our other featured products, the dream catcher sofa sports machine washable covers. The cushion also buttons into the frame which stops it from easily sliding or being thrown off the sofa.
Christopher Knight Home Elvis Industrial Pet Bed
Last but definitely not least of our featured beds is this super cool, unique looking bed. This bed has an industrial iron frame (how practical for chewers?!) and a soft tufted cushion. The downside is that the cushion cover is not removable so is suitable for spot cleaning only but if you fancy some pure indulgence you could always pop a throw on this furniture-like bed.
There really is something for everybody in terms of taste and budget, so we hope you have found something that suits both you and your Cockapoo. Remember there is no right or wrong bed so decide which features are most important for you. Remember safety first so avoid any products that do not use pet safe, non-toxic materials, and if you’re like me the biggest selling point, after comfort is washability!