Big Barker dog beds are designed to give proper support to large dogs. We have had ours for several weeks now and this is our honest review.
Disclosure: this bed was provided free for review purposes, but the opinions are solely that of the writer.
After having a senior dog with mobility issues, I learned the importance of a good quality dog bed. As my dog aged, she had trouble standing up in the morning, especially if she had been sleeping on the hard floor. Her body was stiff and achy as arthritis plagued her joints.
The Big Barker dog bed is an orthopedic bed made of their proprietary blend of triple-layer OrthoMedic Foam. They are designed to withstand the weight of a large dog (up to 300 pounds!) and prevents them from hitting the ground.
Most cheap dog beds are made of poly-fill, which offers no support and the dog basically has a thin layer between them and the hard floor.
Big Barker only uses “open cell” foam, which allows air to move freely through the bed keeping your dog cooler.
Yes, a Big Barker dog bed is more expensive than what you will find at a big box store, but they are going to be better quality and last longer. In fact, Big Barker has a 10 year warranty.
The way I see it, you can either buy a cheap dog bed that will need replacing each year or you can make one investment in a good quality bed they will have for life.
Personally, I would rather invest my money in something high quality that will last. I don’t like this new throw away mentality Americans seem to have. It is terrible for the environment.
Big Barker is made in the USA so you can feel good about that too. They are handmade in a workshop in Pennsylvania.
The cover is removable and machine washable. While other dog beds claim to be washable, they never seem to look the same after washing or the cover is next to impossible to put back on.
Big Barker also sells a waterproof liner which is recommended if your dog has house training or bladder issues.
The cover is made of a durable microsuede fabric. I appreciate that the zipper surrounds 75% of each bed, making it very easy to remove and put back on. I have had other beds that are seriously impossible to put back together.
Before and after of Finn with his new bed
The shape of your dog bed is dependent on how your dog likes to sleep- curled up in a ball or sprawled out. Most large dogs want to sprawl and not many beds allow them to do that. If they don’t like it, they won’t use it.
Big Barker Bed Options
The bed comes in three different shapes: the headrest edition (the most popular), the sleek edition (picture a big rectangle), or the sofa edition (with an edge on three sides).
Big Barker Beds come in three sizes:
- Large (48 x 30 x 7)
- Extra large (52 x 36 x 7)
- Giant (60 x 48 x 7)
Large dogs are considered to be Labradors, Golden Retrievers or Boxers. Extra large would be any dog bigger than a Labrador but smaller than a Great Dane. The giant bed is specifically designed for Great Danes.
If your dog is under 50 pounds, but you still want the Big Barker quality, check out the Barker Junior Dog Bed.
Barker Junior also comes in three sizes:
- Small (27 X 18 X 4)
- Medium (33 X 21 X 4)
- Large (39 X 25 X 4)
I got Finn the large Barker Junior. I love the headrest, because it gives him different options for getting comfortable.
There are four neutral colors to choose from. I went with the khaki.
Finn is only six months old now, so we may have to upgrade as time goes on. But with hard tile floors, I wanted to make sure his joints were well supported and off the ground.
Studies have shown that by using Big Barker orthopedic dog beds, there were significant reductions in joint pain and stiffness.
There were also significant improvements in joint function, gait and therefore quality of life.
If your dog suffers from arthritis or hip dysplasia, an orthopedic bed is a must.
Lastly, there is a one year money back guarantee. You can use the dog bed for up to a year. If your dog doesn’t love it, Big Barker will send you a 100% refund and pay for FedEx to send the bed back.
Click here to purchase a comfortable bed for your dog that will last a lifetime. I promise your pup will thank me.
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