Table of Contents
- How are Chew-Proof Dog Beds Rated?
- Big Barker vs. Kuranda vs. Orvis vs. K9 Ballistics Dog Beds
- The 6 Best Indestructible Dog Bed Brands
- Large Dog Challenge for Chew-Proof Dog Beds
“My dog chews through anything!“ It's true. Even some of the most indestructible dog beds will not sustain powerful chewers. Some chew-proof dog beds are designed to survive a certain degree of destructiveness.
Completely indestructible dog beds, especially for large dogs, are like unicorns – they're hard to come by.
With a few exceptions like Kuranda, most chew-proof dog beds can be destroyed by a destructive, large dog with a strong jaw like Bull Mastiff.
However, a few manufacturers have created tough dog bed options that can survive most dogs.
Below is our review, analysis, and rankings of the best chew-proof dog beds that can actually be labeled as such.
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How are Chew-Proof Dog Beds 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 and be comfortable for the dog to sleep on, you must consider several factors.
- 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 differs, and comparing them side-by-side, it's clear that there's no one clear winner.
For example, you can have a more chew-proof dog 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 made from strong material and are difficult to chew, nor are dogs 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 a 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.
These beds are rated as chew-proof to varying degrees, but some have more comfort and design and others have less.
Consider the 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 took the market by storm when a family-run business first released its handcrafted products.
Now, almost a decade later, the company remains the most customer-centric manufacturer of dog beds.
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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.
A 10-year money-back guarantee, no questions asked.
We Tested It Ourselves
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 of dogs on just one bed.
You can see just the “regular” large size in our video and how Samantha comfortably fits on it herself.
Due to the handcrafting process of manufacturing this bed, the result is a bed that will sustain chewing far better than most other tough dog beds of similar type out there.
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.
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 with the quality of the foam and how it cushioned their dogs’ sensitive bones and muscles.
2Walnut PVC Dog Bed
One of the best chew-proof dog beds that are also very affordable is the Kuranda Walnut PVC Chewproof Bed. This bed sits strongly on our list as the second top choice.
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Even though the bed itself is probably the only actually indestructible dog bed ever to 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 because of its simplistic metal design.
Kuranda chew-proof dog beds come with a solid 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 straightforward 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 chew-proof 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.
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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 level of foam, including supportive high-density dog bed foam and a layer of the same high-density memory foam.
It has completely waterproof outer and inner dog bed covers that will prevent any accidents on the actual foam.
Of course, it's also water-, dirt-, tears-, odor-, hair-, and 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 was made by a newcomer company called Blueberry Pet and quickly rose in popularity. It's not the toughest pet bed out there, but it's made to sustain a certain amount of damage.
Like Orvis or K9 Ballistics, same as 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, listed in 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 hardest 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 and has a great reputation.
This K9 Ballistics Round TUFF bed has also gained positive feedback from owners.
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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 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 toward heavy chewers, I suggest trying the bed mentioned above (however, it's more expensive).
K9 Ballistics is 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.
Orvis Raised Cooling Dog Bed by Orvis
As the final pick, we've come upon to choose Orvis's raised cooling dog bed. We're not the only one, as many other pet owners confirm it to be comfortable and indestructible to some degree.
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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's indestructible pet bed comes with a durable, mold-resistant, breathable mesh fabric center that promotes airflow and allows water to drain.
Mesh sleeping area provides consistent, full-body orthopedic support. The anodized, corrosion-resistant finish is fully integrated with aluminum, making this chew-proof.
Large Dog Challenge for Chew-Proof Dog Beds
The only decent dog bed for large dogs that I found is the 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 the 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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