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Best Dog Beds for a German Shepherd

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Happy German Shepherd Dog ImageFor almost two decades, a beloved German shepherd walked at my side. A good shepherd is a companion full of intelligence, devotion, protectiveness and fun.

What dog beds work for German shepherds? Washable dog beds of a fabric that doesn’t hold fur, scratch resistant dog beds for those shepherds who like to dig before they curl and orthopedic dog beds because this fine breed too frequently lives with orthopedic issues.

Denim Dog Beds

One of my absolutely favorite fabrics for breeds that shed heavily is denim. Fur doesn’t stick to it, it doesn’t generally build up a static charge in the winter, it is durable against scratching and holds up to many washings. Here’s a popular denim dog bed.

P.L.A.Y. Round Dog Bed with Eco-Friendly Filler and 100-Percent Cotton Cover Image P.L.A.Y. Round Bed with Eco-Friendly Filler and 100-Percent Cotton Cover

  • Our Urban Denim pet beds feature the P.L.A.Y. dog on a soft yet tough denim material
  • Tough and durable construction, optimum amount of high-loft fiber for softness and support
  • Manufactured in a facility that meets infant and child product safety standards
  • Large: 42-inch diameter by 5-inch recommended for large dogs weighing up to 110-pound
  • Original collection
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Orthopedic Dog Beds

If you have a German shepherd, especially an old dog, then buy an orthopedic dog bed so your dog can be as comfortable as possible for as long as possible. Here are two of the great choices available.

Big Barker Orthopedic Dog Bed Image
Big Barker 7″ Pillow Top Orthopedic Dog Bed

  • Specially calibrated for bigger dogs. Available in Large, XL, Giant. Too powerful for smaller dogs.
  • 10 year guarantee. Foam will retain 90% of original shape & loft for 10 years or your money back.
  • American made foam is highest quality you’ll find in a dog bed. Won’t flatten or pancake over time.
  • Handmade in the USA by craftsmen with over 30 years experience in our small California workshop
  • Easy to clean, machine washable. 100% Microfiber cover. Soft to the touch, looks great in your home.
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JPX Extra Large Therapeutic Waterproof Memory Foam Dog Pet Bed Image
JPX Extra Large Therapeutic Waterproof Memory Foam Dog Pet Bed with Durable Canvas Cover + Free Bonus Cover

  • Durable external zipper cover in olive green color + waterproof internal zipper cover for comfort, easy cleaning and maintain.
  • It comes with 4″ thick 3 lbs high density memory foam with therapeutic rating to provide the support, relieves the pain of arthritis, hip dysplasia, joint and muscle stiffness.
  • Bonus Free cover : On top of the original Canvas cover, get 1 extra light weight External Microsuede zipper cover in brown color for free in every bed purchase.
  • Our high quality 100% 4″ solid Orthopedic foam be able to support your pet up to 150 lbs and will not flat overtime compare to other bed.
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Orthopedic Crate Pads

If your dog spends time in his crate (and if he is well beyond the chewing phase), then an orthopedic dog crate pad will make his rest time more comfortable. Once house trained, a roomy crate with such a pad gives him space to shift around to stay comfy throughout the day.

Big Barker Orthopedic 4" Dog Crate Pad Image
Orthopedic 4″ Dog Crate Pad – Waterproof & Tear Resistant – For Crates 30 x 21

  • Sized to perfectly fit inside of a standard 42″ x 28″ crate.
  • American made foam is highest quality you’ll find in a crate pad. Won’t flatten or pancake over time
  • Orthopedic foam comforts joints & keeps your dog from touching hard plastic and metal in the crate.
  • Cover is 100% waterproof and highly tear resistant. Protects against accidents, nesting, and digging
  • Easy to clean, machine washable. Proudly Made in the USA.
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TETON DOG Ultra-CLEAN Dog Bed Image
TETON DOG Ultra-CLEAN Dog Bed, Waterproof Washable Stain Resistant Cover, Orthopedic Insert 

  • Our bed cover is made of a revolutionary, 100% WATERPROOF, WASHABLE, Soft, Stain Resistant, Anti-Bacterial fabric originally developed for use in Hospitals, where a waterproof washable barrier is essential to protect patients and patient bedding from bodily fluids.
  • Premium Orthopedic fiberfill insert, manufactured by a leading USA pillow manufacturer, hypoallergenic. 100% waterproof cover protects the bed’s insert from ever getting dirty, wet or smelly. Water, Dirt, Urine, the insert will always stay clean and never need to be washed.
  • Reduces Seasonal Allergies. Periodically washing the Ultra-CLEAN Dog Bed’s easy to wash cover in “HOT” water destroys pollen allergens your dog brings into your home.
  • Stain Resistant, Naturally Anti-Bacterial covers keep our dog beds ULTRA-CLEAN. Dirt, and Stains simply wipe away with a damp cloth. Dog hair will not stick to or penetrate the cover, simply remove hair with a lint roller. Dog has an ACCIDENT the zippered cover easily removes, in seconds, from the fully protected, un-soiled orthopedic insert. Toss the durable, lightweight cover into your regular washing machine. The cover’s fabric was designed be washed in Hospitals, 100s of times, and be sterilized by washing in HOT water and dried in your dryer on the HOTTEST setting.
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A good german shepherd can be the heart dog of a lifetime and is well worth the extra effort to make them comfortable and happy.

Author: Sarah

Sarah Wilson, Dog Expert, offers experienced-based dog info with humor. Author of 8 books, seen on PBS, Sarah knows all about dogs. {Pip} is her rescue dog.

3 Comments

  1. Thanks for the information.

  2. Is the big barker othropedic bed chew proof as well? My 1 year old gsd is on his third bed this year since the first two he destroyed and mauled over.

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