Labradors are one of the most popular dog breeds these days. This is because they are lovable, energetic, and enthusiastic dogs that make for a great member of any family. If you are already a lab owner, then you know exactly the type of dogs that they are and the specific needs that they have.
These needs play an important role in what types of beds are best for them and should be in consideration when purchasing a bed for them. There are some great options out there and we have picked a few of our favorites for you.
Our top choice is the Big Barker 7-inch Pillow Top Orthopedic Dog Bed, due to its generous size, comfortable 7-inch thick therapeutic foam, open-cell cooling foam and 10 year warranty.
7-inch therapeutic foam
Open-cell foam keeps the bed cool
Won’t flatten over time
What to look for in a bed for your lab?
Is it big enough? Look for a bed that is big enough for your dog, and will be big enough to fit them as they grow. Labs are large frame dogs and even if yours is currently a puppy, they will grow fast. Make sure you invest in a bed that will give them plenty of room to stretch out and will be plenty big to fit them as they grow.
Is it washable?If you are already a Labrador owner than you know how much they love being outside and running around. This includes running through water, mud, bushes and all sorts of things that will make them nice and dirty. It’s inevitable that your lab will get dirty and often times, no matter how hard you try to stop it, they will track dirt and mud back inside the house. This, of course, will make their beds dirty. Do yourself a favor and buy a bed that is easy for you to clean. Preferably, buy your lab a bed that has a removable and machine washable cover. That will definitely be a lifesaver for you.
How much cushion is there? You want to get your lab a bed that has plenty of cushion to protect and support their joints and bones. As dogs get older it is possible for them to develop problems such as arthritis and other joint and muscle issues. Getting your lab a bed that offers them plenty of comfort and support is one way that you can help them in this area. Orthopedic dog beds are one great option for this, but any bed that offers plenty of cushion for them will be a help. Look for beds that are cushioned with things such as memory foam, gel-infused foam, or orthopedic support foam.
Is it durable? We already mentioned how labs love playing and being active, but that is not always limited to outside of the house. They can also but some damage onto their beds in the form of scratching, jumping and chewing. You want to invest in a bed that is made from premium quality materials and will stand up to any beatings that your lab may inflict onto it.
The Big Barker Pillow Top Orthopedic Dog Bed is hands down one of the premier dog beds available. Designed especially for larger dogs, this luxurious bed offers 7-inches for therapeutic foam that will support every curve in your dog’s body. This is an excellent option for labs who need extra relief because of joint pain or arthritis.
The foam in this bed is guaranteed to not flatten over time, and they are so confident in it, that they offer a ten-year warranty! If the bed flattens out by more than 10% over 10 years, then they will either replace the bed or refund your money!
The Big Barker bed looks and feels luxurious, even to the human touch! The cover is easily removed and can be thrown into the washing machine. The bed comes in three sizes and four great looking colors.
The PetFusion Dog Bed is a great option for labs of all ages and sizes, but especially for older labs with sore joints and arthritis. It is made with a solid 4-inch memory foam base, to give your furry friend the ultimate comfort. The generously filled side pillows will provide your lab excellent support for their neck and spine.
The premium, tear-resistant and waterproof cover is available in three excellent colors and it can easily be removed for convenient machine washing. It features a non-skid bottom, to keep your dog from sliding around on wood floors and other slippery surfaces.
4-inch memory foam base
Waterproof and tear resistant cover
Cover is machine washable
Offers great support
Available in sizes S-XXL Jumbo
Foam can be difficult to get in the cover once it is fully inflated
Some color options show hair
Dogbed4less Premium Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Bed
Dogbed4less’s Premium Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Bed is a large bed that will give your lab plenty of room to spread out and make themselves comfortable. The 4-inch thick memory foam pad helps relieve pain and pressure on your dog’s joints and bones and won’t flatten out over time. It also helps keep the sleeping surface cool, so that your lab will not over heat throughout the night.
The waterproof, internal linear is designed to help protect the memory foam from any unexpected accidents that might take place. On top of that, there is a comfortable, heavy-duty navy blue denim cover. Dogbed4less has added extra stitching to the cover in order to prolong its life and protect it against over-aggressive dogs. You will also get a bonus, cozy MicroSuede external cover with this bed as well. Both of these covers are easy to remove and are completely machine washable.
4-inch solid memory foam base
Waterproof internal cover
Durable exterior cover
Cool sleep surface
The bed smells when first purchased and must be aired out for some time before use
eLuxurySupply’s Orthopedic Dog Bed offers your lab plenty of extra comfort and support, while also offering a designer look to your home. It has a 5-inch foam mattress that is comprised of a 3-inch base layer of high density foam support foam that provides plenty of body support. On top of that is a 2-inch layer of orthopedic gel infused memory foam. This adjusts to your dog’s body to help and relieve pressure points.
The bed is then covered in a stylish, designer duvet cover. This cover is available in 11 great color and pattern options and is both durable and machine washable. Underneath the duvet cover, eLuxurySupply has added a layer of encasement armor to protect the foam mattress from any potential accidents or spills. The encasement armor is made from 100% polyester and is completely removable and washable.
If you aren’t convinced by all of this, then eLuxurySupply will offer you a risk-free 90-day trial to see if you and your lab like this bed. If it is not satisfactory, then they will send you your money back!
2-inches of gel infused memory foam and 3-inches of high density support foam
Happy Hounds’ Oscar Orthopedic Dog Bed is a large and comfortable bed that is available at a great price. It features a velvety, soft microfiber on one side and a luxurious, soft Sherpa panel on the other. So, no matter which side your lab will prefer, they are guaranteed to be comfortable. This reversible design not only gives your dog options but also allows the bed to last longer than it normally would. Also in adding in this, are the double-sewn, boxed edges. These protect the bed from any chewing that your lab might want to do.
The Oscar has 3-inches of supportive foam that cushion and supports your lab’s bones and joints.
This bed is waterproof and the cover zips off to allow for machine washing.
3-inches of supportive foam
Comfortable microfiber on one side and luxurious
Sherpa on the other
Double-sewn, boxed edges
Cover can be a pain to get back on once you take it off
Labs are one of the most outgoing and loving dog breeds out there and they live energetic and exhausting lifestyles. Show the same love that your lab shows to you, buy investing in a bed that will help compliment and promote their growth and energy. There are many great options out there, but make sure that you choose one that gives them the proper support that they need as well as one that can hold up to any damage that they may try and inflict onto it. Most importantly though, get them a bed that they will be able to use and enjoy throughout the many different stages of their lives as part of your family.