Comfortable Tweed Dog Beds For Your Pet To Indulge In!

Tweed Dog Beds popularity are on the rise and we have compiled a number of examples to give you the best options when searching for a perfect place for your dog to sleep.

Most dogs spend a lot of time sleeping, in fact up to 14 hours a day so the bed you choose for them should be comfortable. Picking the best dog bed may seem like a simple task but like us humans our four-legged friends have their foibles and preferences ask anyone who has spent a fortune on a fancy dog bed only to have Fido sleep anywhere but!

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Tweed is a popular choice for dog beds because of the seemingly endless choice of styles and colours, it is also extremely hard-wearing and durable. Here we check out the best Tweed dog beds, so you can choose the perfect one for your dog to have a snooze.

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Choosing the right dog bed

Of course, your best friend deserves a comfortable and stylish place to relax but there are other things to consider when choosing the best dog bed.

Size

Obviously, this is an important consideration you will want to choose a bed that your dog feels comfortable in and not one where he is squashed or hanging over the end. Some dogs like to sleep curled up while others prefer to stretch out.

It is essential their bed can accommodate them whichever position they choose. A good tip is to measure the length of the body from tip of the nose to tail, then measure height of course, if you have a puppy you will want to allow for growth but not too much they don’t feel secure. 

Age

If your canine companion is getting on in years or suffers from joint problems, you will be pleased to know there are specialist dog beds available for old or arthritic dogs.

An orthopaedic bed supports and cushion his aching bones and relieves pressure on painful arthritic joints. They are easy to get in and out of and there are even beds available with inserts that can be heated in the microwave to provide extra warmth and keep your pooch ultra-cosy

Material

Dog beds come in all shapes, styles, colours and sizes and which you choose comes down to personal preference, but you will want one which is easy to clean especially if your have a dog which loves mud like mine.

There is a wide selection of materials out there, from polyester to faux fur, there are hypoallergenic dog beds, eco-friendly dog beds, ones which wipe-clean and most are machine washable (See here for Luxury Beds). Tweed fabric has the benefit of being tough, hard-wearing and ultra-stylish.

Many country and equestrian stores such as Joules and Orvis sell tweed accessories for dogs and Earthbound Tweed Dog Beds are extremely popular with owners due to their durability, comfort and style. 


How to make a dog bed

This video has a great tutorial on how to make a DIY four-poster bed for small dogs, all you need is some fabric to make a tweed dog bed cushion and you have your own luxury dog bed for next to nothing.


House of Paws Green Tweed Oval Dog Bed, Small, 18-inch

This stylish designer dog is made from a soft comfortable wool-blend material and features a, non-slip base. It is water-resistant, machine washable and available in 4 sizes from small to extra large making it suitable for most breeds.

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    Washable
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    Luxury fabric
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    Removable cushion

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    Some issues with the sides collapsing

Country Pet Luxury Tweed Dog Bed (choose from a range of sizes) - hand crafted from the finest tweed fabric

The ultimate in luxury and comfort for your dog, this stylish dog bed is made from the finest tweed fabric and features an anti-slip base. The inner cushion is reversible with either a tweed or faux sheepskin side to choose from and deep filled for extra comfort.

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    Reversible cushion
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    Neutral Colour

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    Sizing a problem

Danish Design Tweed Range Box Duvet, 125 x 79 x 14 cm, Green

Perfect for dogs which love to sprawl This stylish green box bed offers a traditional country feel. Made from a combination of tweed and faux suede it is extremely durable as well as being comfortable Dimensions- 125 cm length, 79 cm width, 14 cm height.

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    Country-style
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    Suitable for most breeds

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    Interior is just stuffing not memory foam

Petface Tweed Oval Dog Bed, Large, Brown

Petface Tweed Oval Bed is the ideal place for your pet to relax. The raised sides give a feeling of security and the stylish tweed outer is complemented with a comfortable Sherpa fleece interior which can be removed for washing.

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    Warm and cosy
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    Neutral colour

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    Small sizing

Rosewood 40 Winks Oval Sleeper Tweed Pet Bed

This contemporary, chic green tweed dog bed is the ideal addition to any home and provides a comfortable place for your dog to relax. It has a removable inner cushion and anti-slip base and is machine washable on a cool cycle.

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    Value for money
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    Machine washable
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    100% tweed

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    A bit flimsy
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    Small sizing

Joules Percher Tweed Pet Bed Medium 69x52x25cm MED Stratton Check

Available in 3 sizes this comfortable rectangular pet bed is perfect for your four-legged friend. Made from hardwearing polyester fabric it features a reversible cushion non-slip base and is machine washable, the classic check look makes it a stylish addition to any home.

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    Non-slip base
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    Luxury
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    Machine washable

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Orvis Comfortfill Couch Dog Bed / Large Dogs 60-90 Lbs., Brown Tweed,

If money is no problem this superb personalised tweed ComfortFill dog bed by Orvis is an excellent choice. The deep cushioning increases the feeling of security and better construction means it retains its shape no matter how much your pet fidgets.

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    Velvety soft

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Tweedy Luxury Donut Dog Bed,

Ideal for dogs who like to curl up and snuggle this luxury donut dog bed by Tweedy boasts luxurious comfort with a stylish tweed style exterior and faux fur lining. Fully machine washable it also has an anti-slip base.

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    Machine washable

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Collared Creatures Dog Cave Bed, Dog Bed, Large 889mm (35") Green Tweed

This chic tweed dog cave bed is excellent for burrowing dogs such as GSP's, Terriers and Vizlas. It is designed to keep your pet warm while making them feel secure. The hood is padded to give extra warmth and the poly filled cushion has cedar bits for a fresh smell.

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    Washable
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    Comes in 3 sizes
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    High quality

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    Takes a while to dry after washing

Harris Tweed Trademark


Harris Tweed Trademark

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The History of Tweed

Tweed has been around for hundreds of years and was originally worn by Scottish and Irish farmers to protect them from the damp, harsh weather. The name is thought to have originated through a mistake on an order consignment in the early 19th century when Twill (the diagonal line running through the fabric) was misspelt and is entirely coincidental that it was woven in the valleys through which the River Tweed travels. Initially the cloth was rough to the touch and the colours muted to blend in with the moorland and highland terrains but as the gentry began wearing the fabric it become softer and the choice of colours became more extensive.

These days Tweed is synonymous with country attire and has been utilized by designers such as Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Chanel, from suits to sofas, scarves to dog beds; Tweed is hard-wearing, stylish and just as popular today as it ever was.

The most famous type of this versatile fabric is Harris Tweed original handwoven on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides it is protected by law and only products made with original fabric can be described as Harris Tweed, so it is important if spending the extra on a Harris Tweed dog bed that you look out for the trademark. 


Conclusion

While all of these tweed dog beds have good points, it will depend on the size, age and lifestyle of your dog as to which you choose. There is no point spending a fortune if you have an aggressive chewer and muddy pawprints on faux fur is not a good look.

The Danish Design Box Duvet is a good option for larger dogs, while smaller ones may prefer the Tweedy Donut Bed perfect for snuggling, if money is no object the Orvis ComfortFill Couch Bed is a luxurious addition to any home that your pooch will love.

One thing is certain a tweed dog bed will stand the test of time not only will it look good it will provide the ideal spot for your canine companion to have 40 winks. 

For other articles related to Tweed and comfort for your dogs, see below:

John Devlin

Owner - Dogsbarn.com

 

Husband, father and avid dog lover. Currently the proud owner of George a pedigree Golden Retriever that barely leaves my side. However, cute this sounds a little break from the dog hairs every now and then would be nice!

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