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Pet Bed Sizing Guide 

November 08, 2017
Pet Bed Sizing Guide

Finding the perfect sized bed for your beloved pet can be tricky.

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes and while cats are generally of a similar size, they can have varying amounts of fluff and fur that can tend to take up a little extra space in a bed.

So what is the perfect sized snuggle zone to ensure your pet has wonderful dreams?

Following on from our previous article Essential Supplies for First Time Pet Owners, we spoke to Andrew of D&C Lifestyle to find out what size bed will work best for which sized pooches and kitty’s.

Below are Andrew’s recommendations.

Dog Bed Sizing Guide

It is common for a dog to curl up in one spot when asleep. This ensures that they feel safe and protected. The ideal bed might be a round bed with site padding for them to curl up against - this gives them extra padding to rest their head.

The other style of bed is the square bed either as a cushion or with protective sides which gives them a sense of security and warmth.

Dogs may be classified as small, medium, large or extra-large.

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Small Dogs

Small dogs weigh anywhere between 1 to 10 kg and the recommended that size would be 60 cm x 45 cm

Small Dog Breeds

  • Beagle
  • Bichon Frise
  • Boston Terrier
  • Chihuahua
  • Dachshund
  • French Bulldog
  • Jack Russel
  • Maltese
  • Pomeranian
  • Yorkshire Terrier

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Medium Dogs

Medium dogs would weigh between 10 to 25 kg. The typical bed size would be around 70 cm x 55cm

Medium Dog Breeds

  • Australian Cattle Dog
  • Australian Shepard
  • Border Collie
  • Chinese Shar-Pei
  • Chow Chow
  • Dalmatian
  • Medium Poodle
  • Pointer
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Whippet

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Large Dogs

Large dogs could be classified as weighing 25kg to 35kg Their beds measure around 90 cm x 60 cm

Large Dog Breeds

  • Afghan Hound
  • Boxer
  • Golden Retriever
  • German Shepard
  • German Shorthaired Pointer
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Old English Sheep Dog
  • Rottweiler
  • Standard Poodle

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Extra Large Dogs

Extra-large dogs would weigh in excess 40 kg and beds could be in excess of 100 cm by 65 cm

Extra Large Dog Breeds

  • Bernease Mountain Dog
  • Great Dane
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Greyhound
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • Leonberger
  • Mastiff
  • New Foundland
  • Scottish Deerhound
  • St. Bernard

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Below is a selection of our most popular and best selling doggy beds.

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Cat Bed Sizing Guide

Cats may be classified in two sizes – normal and huge.

As most cats are a standard size, their beds are generally around 40-50cm in diameter…the saying ‘one size fits all” has never been truer. Cats always curl up so they fit into smaller places than you think.

However, the one exception is the Main Coon cat who will need a much larger litter box, a sturdy cat tree and a bigger bed. A Main Coon cate can reach 25 – 40 cm long and 20 – 35cm tall. While they could fit into a bed 30 x 50cm, you could always opt for a medium size dog bed.

It is also a good practice to ensure that the bed has protection for them….they prefer to be in warm, secure places away from busy areas, perched above the ground and offering security from passing activity.

Cat Pods offer the perfect recluse for a standard sized but may not be suitable for an extra-large one. Baskets with walls are also appealing.

Check out some of our gorgeous and most popular cat beds below.


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Image Credits: Dog Bed Sizing Guide Images by alextranphotography.com

Styled Image Photography and Wall Mural Illustration by Julia Chapman & Pickawall

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