“My dog chews through anything!” It's true, even some of the most indestructible dog beds will not sustain extremely strong chewers. But some chew resistant dog beds are designed to survive a certain degree of destructiveness.
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- The 6 Best Indestructible Dog Bed Brands
Completely indestructible dog beds, especially for large dogs, are like unicorns – they're hard to come by. With a few exceptions like Kuranda, most any chew proof dog bed can be destroyed by a destructive, large dog with strong jaw like Bull Mastiff. But a few manufacturers have created a tough dog bed options that can survive most dogs.
Below is our review, analysis and rankings of the best chew resistant dog beds that can actually be labeled as such.
|Big Barker 7" Orthopedic Dog Bed with Pillow-Top...||4,857 Reviews||Check Price|
|Kuranda Walnut PVC Chewproof Dog Bed - XL (44x27)...||230 Reviews||Check Price|
|K9 Ballistics Tough Orthopedic Dog Bed Large...||358 Reviews||Check Price|
|Blueberry Pet Heavy Duty Microsuede Overstuffed...||1,941 Reviews||Check Price|
|K9 Ballistics Round Dog Bed Large Nearly...||173 Reviews||Check Price|
|Orvis Toughchew Memory Foam Bolster Dog Bed /...||2 Reviews||Check Price|
How Chew Proof Dog Beds are Rated?
Research has shown us that it's actually common for dogs to chew on everything. When searching for a bed for destructive chewers that will sustain the damage but also be comfortable for the dog to sleep on, several factors must be considered.
- Resistance to medium dog's chewing
- Materials used in the making of the bed
- The manufacturing process (handcrafted vs factory made)
- Dog bed's comfort level
- Price to value ratio
- Reputation, opinions and reviews from other dog owners
Big Barker vs Kuranda vs Orvis vs K9 Ballistics Dog Beds
These four companies are the ones that are known for manufacturing beds for big dogs and destructive chewers. However, every one of their products differ and comparing them side-by-side, it's clear that there's no one clear winner.
For example, you can have a more chew resistant bed that's less comfy, or vice versa (among other factors). Thus, it will come down to individual buyer and their dog to pick the right bed among these top rated chew proof dog beds for their specific situation.
- High quality handcrafted orthopedic foam indestructible dog bed brands are rare and difficult to come by, and usually are some of the most expensive on the market (like those from Big Barker);
- Pillow-like beds, because they're simply pillows from strong material and are difficult to chew, nor are dogs are attracted to chewing on them a lot (like those from K9 Ballistics);
- Almost military grade actually indestructible dog beds with PVC support, which are pretty much impossible to chew through but with sacrificed comfort (like those from Kuranda);
- And the best of both worlds: a dog bed with high level of comfort, chew proof, a little pillow-like but actually looks and feels like a dog bed (like that from Orvis), with the only problem – its price.
All of these beds are rated as chew proof to varying degrees, but some with more comfort and design and others with less. Consider pros and cons of each, and then how strong of a chewer your dog is, and whether you need any other features (e.g. orthopedic support).
The 6 Best Indestructible Dog Bed Brands
1 7-Inch Pillow Top Orthopedic Large Bed
by Big Barker
The Big Barker 7-inch orthopedic dog bed has taken the market by storm when a family-run business have first released their handcrafted products. Now almost a decade later, the company still remains the most customer-centric manufacturer of dog beds.
- CALIBRATED FOR BIG DOGS:...
- CLINICALLY PROVEN: University...
- 10 YEAR WARRANTY: American...
- MADE IN THE USA: Handmade by...
- EASY TO CLEAN: machine...
While we've tested this bed twice ourselves, this can also be confirmed by reading thousands of reviews from customers who've tried and tested the Big Barker bed, as well as the company's belief in their product – 10 year money back guarantee, no questions asks. Naturally, we had to get this bed and test it ourselves.
When a product is labeled as an indestructible bed for dogs, you'd expect this to be something different from the many other beds you've tried before (that your dog has destroyed and chewed through). The Big Barker surely is: it comes in many different sizes to fit literally any dog out there, with their Giant size being able to fit two (!) large breeds dogs on just one bed. You can see just the “regular” large size in our video and how Samantha comfortable fits on it herself.
Due to the handcrafting process of manufacturing this bed, the results is a bed that will sustain chewing far better than most other tough dog beds out there of similar type. The only one that could beat the Big Barker in terms of indestructibility is a much less comfortable metal dog bed from Kuranda, but it also comes with a lot of its own disadvantages. In terms of “the best of both worlds,” the Big Barker is the actual tough bed for large dogs, medium dogs and even giant breeds that will not only sustain chewing but is also comfortable and healthy for the canine.
After testing this famous dog bed, we were genuinely surprised that all the marketing claims actually hold true. Just to be sure, we've also scoured thousands of chew proof dog bed reviews to see what other pet owners are saying, and the customers were satisfied the most with the Big Barker. The sheer level of customer satisfaction is why we also decided to rank this as first. Customers with older dogs (such as one woman with an 11-year-old Lab) were pleased at the quality of the foam and how it cushioned their dogs’ sensitive bones and muscles.
2Walnut PVC Dog Bed
One of the best chew resistant dog beds that is also very affordable is the Kuranda Walnut PVC Chewproof Bed. This bed sits strongly on our list as the second top choice.
- HIGH STRENGTH PVC frame...
- Elevated/Raised orthopedic...
- Easy to Clean, guaranteed to...
- Ballistic Nylon is abrasion...
- 1 YEAR WARRANTY / Outside...
Even though the bed itself is probably the only actually indestructible dog bed to ever exist (and also the cheapest one on this list!) it does sacrifice comfort and design for that. So if the style of your dog's bed is important to you, as well as how comfortable your dog will be, then you may want to consider the above mentioned bed from Big Barker.
Don't get me wrong. It's still a comfortable dog bed for most pets, and many pet owners in their reviews (link below) have also mentioned no issues with that. It's just not as stylish or comfy as other options on this list. In terms of chew resistance, Kuranda is by far the most indestructible dog bed there is because of its simplistic metal design.
Kuranda chewproof dog beds come with a very strong PVC metal frame that will support any dog up to 130 lbs, so these are great dog beds for large dogs. To keep your canine warm or cool, as well as dry at all times, the bed's design is elevated and raised, which is another huge plus. It's extremely simple to clean (as there's not that much to clean in the first place!) and its ballistic nylon will make sure to withstand any type of damage your dog can unleash on this tough bed for dogs.
3Orthopedic Tough Dog Bed
by K9 Ballistics
This K9 Ballistics chewproof dog bed is well-known to pet owners and is from a reputable company. K9 Ballistics has been in the business of manufacturing beds for dogs for many years now.
- VIRTUALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE DOG...
- DURABLE RIPSTOP BALLISTIC...
- ORTHOPEDIC DOG BED: We use...
- SMALL TO LARGE DOG BED SIZES:...
- CHEW PROOF PROMISE: If your...
They are also one of the first to create a truly indestructible dog bed (which has been beaten to the first place since then, but still). K9 Ballistics' orthopedic dog bed is resistant to heavy/moderate chewers and combines certain features from the two pet beds mentioned above. It's a great looking, stylish, comfortable and durable dog bed that looks good at home.
K9 Ballistics doggy beds also have a thick medicinal-grade levels of foam, including supportive high density dog bed foam and the layer of same high density memory foam. It has completely waterproof outer and inner dog bed covers that will prevent any accidents from taking place on the actual foam. Of course it's also water-, dirt-, tears-, odor-, hair-, stains-resistant. Great choice as an affordable, orthopedic, indestructible bed, but the quality seems to have been declining recently.
4Heavy Duty Dog Bed
by Blueberry Pet
This heavy duty dog bed is made a newcomer company called Blueberry Pet but they quickly rose in popularity. It's not the toughest pet bed out there but it's made to sustain certain amount of damage.
- External dimension 34" x 24" x...
- This sophisticated bolstered...
- Made of thick microsuede...
- Microsuede soft cover is fully...
- Picture was taken from a 34" x...
Just like Orvis or K9 Ballistics, same with this one – they are decent dog beds for chewers but they aren't the most indestructible, nor did they receive the top ratings from other pet owners and reviewers. However, they're also cheaper than both of these companies' more expensive options, list at first and third position.
Either way, this heavy duty pet bed from Blueberry Pet is designed for semi strong chewers. It's big, comfortable, high quality and tough. The cover is removable, and you can always wash it in the machine.
Again, remember to read this bed's reviews from other pet owners before deciding on anything. This dog bed is good for pet owners on a budget who have chewers of medium breeds and some medium-large breeds, but it won't sustain the most hard chewers.
5 Round TUFF Nearly Indestructible Dog Bed
by K9 Ballistics
Another decent option from K9 Ballistics. The company is one of the most popular US manufacturers of chew-proof dog beds with great reputation, and this K9 Ballistics Round TUFF bed has also gained a positive feedback from owners.
- VIRTUALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE DOG...
- DURABLE RIPSTOP BALLISTIC...
- MADE IN USA: American made...
- CHEW PROOF PROMISE: If your...
While not as strong as the many other beds above and designed primarily for light to moderate chewing dogs, it's more stylish and better looking within your home decor, let alone being more comfortable for your pooch. The bed itself is resistant to most things: dirt, water, odor, tears, hair, etc.
The seams on the bed are double-stitched to provide extra strength, and the ballistic fibers make it a more durable and indestructible dog bed that will last for longer. If you're looking for a bed from K9 Ballistics that's more aimed towards heavy chewers, I suggest trying the bed mentioned above (however, it's more expensive). K9 Ballistics are known for manufacturing some of the best indestructible dog beds, but some of their products have recently declined in quality, as sad as I find this to say.
6Toughchew Chew Proof Dog Bed
As the final pick, we've came upon to choose Orvis Toughchew dog bed. We're not the only one, as many other pet owners confirm it to be comfortable and indestructible to some degree but their previous version was recently removed from Amazon (so no reviews).
It's obviously not as chew resistant as Kuranda listed below, but then again, nothing can be more resistant than their “military grade” bed. Orvis indestructible pet bed comes with polyester fill and is recommended for dogs up to 60 lbs. So if you have a medium sized strong chewer, this could be one of the most indestructible dog beds for both of you.
Unfortunately, if you have a huge Fido, Orvis do not manufacture pet beds for large dogs, which is sad. In fact, the only decent dog bed for large dogs that I found is Big Barker bed. The major drawback of this pet bed is its price. At $300, it requires serious consideration before you jump the gun. Especially when you consider that Kuranda's dog bed (listed below) only costs just a little above $100. Of course, you pay for company's stellar reputation, bed's comfort and design, which is easily the most famous one out of the beds on this list.
Finally, it also comes only in one size and one color. It's not a bad color and the size is perfect for most dogs, because the company picked a sweet spot there. However, it still won't fit all breeds and sizes of dogs. Nevertheless, I recommend you do more due diligence on this indestructible dog bed, because its cost begs for that.
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