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According to Guinness World Records, the biggest dog ever recorded was a Great Dane called Zeus who, in 2011, measured 111.8 cm from floor to shoulder. If your dog feels that big when he’s taking up bed or sofa space, it could be time to buy him his own.

Budget Pick: Festnight Pet Bed

Pillow-Like Design

Available in seven different colours and six different sizes, this inexpensive, polyester-filled retreat offers maximum comfort and warmth for your four-legged friend. Festnight

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Dog beds are usually sized according to the weight of the animal, but it’s worth checking the dimensions of the bed too. Generally opt to size up to give your pet more room to move around while they sleep without feeling constricted, or as if they’re going to fall off, or out of, the bed.

Stain-Proof Option: Bedsure Memory Foam Dog Bed

Made For Comfort

Three bolsters accommodate a variety of sleeping positions while the outer layer can easily be cleaned in a machine, and a waterproof liner protects the mattress. Bedsure

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Check that, at the very least, the cover of the bed is removable and machine washable. Some beds require the entire bed to be washed by hand and this can be a bit of a cumbersome task, especially for larger beds. Ideally, the foam layer of the bed should also be protected by a waterproof liner, that way it won’t retain any moisture or odours.

Premium Pick: The Dog’s Bed Orthopaedic Bed

Hypoallergenic Fabric

With six different sizes and ten different colours of upholstery to choose from, this high end, sofa-style retreat offers palatial comfort, as well as a practical washable outer. The Dog’s Bed

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If you’ve got a memory foam mattress on your bed, you’ll understand why you might want to get one for your pets, too. Memory foam relieves pressure on joints, for growing pups and arthritic older dogs, while also offering support, and consequently may improve your pooch’s sleep. 

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