BEST INDESTRUCTIBLE DOG BEDS 2019
For many dogs, chewing is an almost irrepressible instinct which can result in a very destructive habit.
Excessive chewing may indicate underlying problems, such as anxiety or boredom, which should be noticed and addressed, however it’s also a good idea to invest in some chew resistant furniture, especially when it comes to choosing your enthusiastic furry friend a bed.
Dog beds come in many different shapes and sizes to suit different dog breeds and their specific needs. Thankfully “heavy chewer” seems to be a fairly common characteristic and a few manufacturers have seen fit to design nearly indestructible dog beds to stand up to even the most heavy duty chewers.
If we’re being perfectly honest, there is no totally indestructible dog bed, however the following beds on our list are as close as you can get, and should present a real challenge to your mischievous canine, and hopefully make replacing his bed a lot less frequent and therefore less expensive.
To help you select the perfect indestructible dog bed, we’ve compiled a list of great options, as well as some helpful info and hints on what to look for in a dog bed.
|Dog Bed||Type||Toughness Rating||Comfort Rating||Price
from smallest to largest size available
|K9 Ballistics Cujo Cot||Raised Cot||5/5||2/5||
|K9 Ballistics Original Tuff Bed||Cushion Bed||4/5||3/5||
|K9 Ballistics Crate Pad||Crate Bed||4/5||3/5||
|BuddyRest Crown Supreme Dog Bed||Bolster Bed||4.5/5||5/5||
|BuddyRest Romeo Orthopedic Bed||Orthopedic Bolster Bed||4.5/5||5/5||
|Kuranda Walnut Standard Dog Bed||Raised Cot||3.5/5||3/5||
|K&H K-9 Ruff n’ Tuff Dog Bed||Cushion Bed||4/5||4/5||
|GoDog Chew Resistant Dog Bed||Plush Bed||3/5||4.5/5||
|Coolaroo Dog Bed||Raised Cot||3/5||3/5||
|Big Barker Dog Bed||Orthopedic Bed||4.5/5||5/5||
There are a few to keep in mind when looking for an indestructible dog bed which is both comfortable and hard-wearing.
A good indication of the quality of a dog bed that claims to be tough is the type and length of guarantee offered by the manufacturer.
For example, BuddyRest offers a whopping 10 year guarantee on their dog beds, as well as a 100 day money back guarantee, which should give any purchaser more confidence in the longevity of their beds.
What makes the bed durable
The weakest points of a dog bed are what you have to watch out for. A durable dog bed will try to address and eliminate the weakest and most chew-prone parts of a bed, including the corners, seams and zipper or velcro closure.
Look for reinforced seems, hidden closures and preferably velcro closures over zippers.
1. K9 BALLISTICS CUJO COT RAISED ALUMINUM BED
This is a truly impressive indestructible dog bed. K9 Ballistics has gone above and beyond to bring you a bed that should hold its own against even the most ferocious chewers.
Made from aluminum and the fantastic Ripstop Ballistic Nylon cover K9 Ballistics is famous for, this bed is not designed for comfort, but if you have a persistent and aggressive chewing dog, then this will be the perfect solution for you.
The RipStop Ballistic Nylon ™ resists odors and stains, as well as being hypoallergenic, tear and rip resistant and effectively repelling dirt, heat and moisture.
K9 Ballistics has taken care to design a truly chew resistant, incredibly tough bed, with nothing for your dog to get hold of and damage.
K9 Ballistics will replace the Cujo Cot should your pup manage to damage the bed within 120 days from the day that the manufacturer shipped the purchase out. This warranty applies to both the fabric and the frame.
- 2. K9 BALLISTICS ORIGINAL TUFF BED
The K9 Ballistics Original Tuff Bed is another fantastic product offered by K9 Ballistics. This bed comes in a range of options, including orthopedic or nesting mattress, a selection of attractive colors and a choice between the traditional cover or the TUFF Velvet Covers, which feature an additional layer of polyester fibers adhered to the underlying RipStop material, for a more comfortable bed.
The Tuff Velvet Covers, however, are intended for indoor use as they are more prone to becoming dirty.
The bed is made from an incredibly tough and strong outer cover of blended, durable RipStop ballistic fibers, which is tear and rip resistant, as well as water and dirt resistant and hypoallergenic.
The Original Tuff Bed features reinforced corners and double stitched seams for extra durability, and an industrial strength velcro closure, instead of a zipper, which is hidden underneath the bed and virtually impossible for your pup to get a hold of.
The inner cushion has been intelligently and carefully designed for longevity and comfort. It has channels and 3 chambers to keep the mattress even and to offer your dog proper support, and is filled with soft, recycled polyester fibers and covered with a breathable, mesh material.
The mattress design allows the bed to breathe – resisting odors and mildew and keeping the bed fresh for longer when used both indoors and outdoors.
K9 Ballistics offers a one-time warranty on the BED COVER and not the filling, meaning that should your dog chew through the bed cover within 90 days of the bed being shipped, k9 ballistics will replace that cover free of charge.
The Original Tuff Bed comes in 5 different sizes – small, medium, large, x-large and xx-large, so you can pick the perfect bed for your pup.
3. K9 BALLISTICS CRATE PAD
The K9 Ballistics Crate Pad is an incredibly popular choice for an indestructible dog bed.
The Crate Pad comes in 6 sizes – from Toy to XX-Large, and will fit comfortably in any standard wire crate.
The K9 Ballistics Crate Pad is once again covered in the K9 Ballistics proprietary RipStop Ballistic Material ™, which is incredibly strong, hypoallergenic, water and dirt resistant and a breeze to clean.
The inside surface has a PVC backing, which prevents tears from spreading if your dog does manage to puncture the bed.
This bed is sewn closed, and is filled with a pad of thermal polyester, to provide insulation and comfort to your dog when crated.
Cleaning usually only requires a wipe with a damp cloth, however the bed is also totally machine washable, which should put your mind at ease.
The K9 Ballistics Crate Pad comes in a choice of 10 different colors, as well as the optional Tuff Velvet cover, which is softer and quieter, but also more prone to becoming dirty and is therefore only recommended for indoor use.
This is a brilliant choice for a crate dog bed and offers nifty design features that make it comfortable and practical.
In terms of a guarantee, K9 Ballistics offers a one-time warranty per order and will replace the Tuff Bed Crate Pad if your pup chews through the bed within 90 days from the day your purchase was shipped out.
4. BUDDYREST CROWN SUPREME
This bed is certainly one of the most expensive on this list, however purchasers and reviewers seem to be in agreement that the quality is worth the high price tag.
The BuddyRest Crown Supreme Bed is designed for both longevity and for incredible comfort and support. It is a virtually indestructible dog bed which is highly recommended for dogs with arthritis, hip dysplasia and other similar joint conditions, due to its award-winning orthopedic design.
The bed design consists of a comfortable outer cover with a soft suede finish made from Crypton Stay-Clean Fabric which is 100% waterproof, has antibacterial properties and is hypoallergenic and stain resistant.
This cover is very easy to clean and dirt can usually just be wiped away, however it is machine washable for cleaning up more serious messes. A full, machine wash should only be necessary once or twice a year, due to the ingenius design which makes this bed odor and stain resistant.
The bed is filled with True Comfort, human-grade, gel infused memory foam which is specifically used to relieve pressure points which may be painful for your pup and will keep your dog cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
The manufacturer states that this USA Made bed is the only dog bed you’ll ever need to buy for your pooch and they back this claim up with an impressive 10 year full replacement warranty – which is the best warranty in the industry according to BuddyRest.
The confidence in their product comes from their attention to detail. The zippers of the Crown Supreme Bed are hidden, reducing the possibility of your dog chewing his way to the inside of the bed, while the seams are stitched with bulletproof vest grade kevlar.
This bed is also stylish and comes in 4 tasteful colors to perfectly suit your home, including “Mocha”, “Champagne Beige”, “Dark Chocolate” and “Fathom Gray”.
The BuddyRest Crown Supreme comes in 3 sizes – Medium, Large and X-Large.
Another offering from BuddyRest, the Romeo Orthopedic Bolster Dog Bed is designed for dogs who need a little more help entering and exiting the bed – such as older dogs or dogs with more severe joint problems. It’s also ideal for dogs recovering from surgery.
It features the widely praised Tru-Cool, Gel-Infused Memory Foam for amazing support and relief of pressure points. This technology also helps eliminate heat retention – keeping your pup cool and comfortable.
This bed is different from other BuddyRest beds in that it has LiftTex hybrid foam between the “pure core” layer of foam and the “true-cool” layer, giving your dog extra help with Lift-Assist Technology, allowing your furry buddy to get up and lay down easily.
The hand-quilted top cover is attractive and functional, with stay-clean suede fabric and overstuffed bolster to appeal to your dog’s natural “nesting” instincts and to provide a nice headrest.
The Crypton Stay-Clean fabric is 100% waterproof – which is also a serious consideration for older dogs who may be incontinent, is antibacterial, is hypoallergenic and features reinforced kevlar threaded seams which are chew-resistant.
This bed comes with the truly remarkable 10 year guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship and the 100 day 100% money back guarantee.
This bed comes in 3 different color options, including Gray, Mocha and Merlot and comes in 3 sizes – Medium, Large and X-Large.
The USA Made, Kuranda Walnut Standard Dog Bed is a cot style, raised bed which offers orthopedic standard support and comfort to your pup.
The high-grade poly-resin frame is fastened with stainless steel fasteners and strong cordura fabric. The bed is UV resistant, easy to assemble and easy to clean.
The fact that this bed is raised off the floor means that air flows underneath the bed, keeping it nice and cool and making it an ideal bed for a warm climate.
The Walnut Standard Dog Bed is recommended for indoor use only and is designed for dogs who weigh a maximum of 125 pounds.
The bed comes in 6 different sizes to cater for many different dog breeds and also comes in 4 fantastic color options, including Smoke, Khaki, Forest Green and Burgundy.
The durability of the bed comes from the patented design which allows the cordura fabric to slide inside the frame – hiding the edges of the fabric and discouraging chewing.
We’d like to quickly mention here that Kuranda is actively involved in animal welfare projects through the Donate a Bed Program which helps you donate a bed at a discounted price to a shelter of your choosing. Through this program many shelter dogs are provided with comfort and security while they await adoption.
The Kuranda Walnut Standard dog bed is a very reasonably priced and well designed bed which should last a decent amount of time. It is not the most durable on this list but for the price it is definitely a good buy.
The Walnut Standard dog bed comes with a 12 month guarantee to back up their “chew-proof” claim.
7. K & H K-9 RUFF N’ TUFF INDOOR-OUTDOOR DOG BED
The K-9 Ruff n’ Tuff dog bed is a durable and comfortable indoor-outdoor bed made from 1260 Denier ripstop polyester and a filled with soft polyfill which is channeled to make sure it stays fluffy and in place.
K&H have designed the bed with destructive chewers in mind, with the bed closure on the bottom consisting of hidden hook and loop fasteners instead of a zipper, making it less noticeable for curious chewers.
The K-9 ruff n’ Tuff dog bed comes in 2 sizes – medium and large, and a choice of colors which is either Navy Blue or Chocolate.
The removable cover can be removed and machine washed, making it a convenient choice.
The bed comes with a 12 month limited warranty, but it should be noted that this warranty covers manufacturing defects only and NOT damage caused by your dog.
8. GODOG CHEW RESISTANT DOG BED
GoDog Bedzzz ™ are soft and comfortable dog beds featuring Chew Guard Technology ™ which refers to the addition of a tear-resistant mesh lining, which makes it a durable choice for a hard-wearing pup.
This bed combines durability with soft plush comfort and is an incredibly versatile option, being a perfect for use in a crate, car or inside floor and even outdoors.
The seams are reinforced for longevity and there is a comfortable, soft cushioned bolster around the entire bed.
GoDog have also designed the bed to stay put, with the clever addition of textured nubs on the bottom of the bed, which grip smooth surfaces and prevent the bed from skidding all over the place.
GoDog Bedzzz are also machine washable for easy cleaning.
If your absolutely must have a soft, plush bed but has a habit of ripping them up, this is the bed for you.
It comes in 6 sizes and 4 colors and patterns, including Gray Bubble Plush, Beige Bubble Plush, Tan Shag Plush and Cocoa Shag Plus.
GoDog offer a 30 day free, one time replacement.
9. COOLAROO DOG BED
Coolaroo dog beds are elevated cot-style dog beds which are fantastic for warm climates or dogs who tend to run hot.
The elevation allows air to flow freely underneath the bed and the knitted fabric is breathable – keeping your pup nice and cool.
Assembling the Coolaroo bed is fairly easy, although most purchasers note that it is a 2 man job.
The bed is made from a woven and durable fabric which is flea, mite, mold and mildew resistant and UV resistant, and the steel frame is powder coated for extra durability
The elevation helps reduce pressure on your dog’s joints and keeps him off the cold hard floor, making this an excellent choice for dogs with joint issues.
As for being an indestructible dog bed, we fear that may be asking too much of this reasonably priced bed, however it should at least be a challenge to your enthusiastic chewing pup.
Cleaning the Coolaroo bed is very easy and quick – simply hose it down in your yard and let it dry.
The Coolaroo comes in Small, Medium, Large and X-Large and a choice of 4 colors, including Terracotta, Grey, Nutmeg and Brunswick Green.
10. BIG BARKER DOG BED
The Big Barker beds are made in the US and are designed specifically for large dogs who have more demanding needs in terms of orthopedic support.
The Big Barker made from therapeutic, high-grade foam which gives perfectly calibrated support to large framed dogs and resists being flattened or falling apart under pressure.
The tightly woven microfiber cover is machine washable and incredibly soft and comfortable whilst still being durable.
The 3 tiered therapeutic foam is 7 inches thick, which is why the bed is so supportive and sturdy.
Big Barker is aware that their prices are pretty steep when compared with many other beds on the market, and have taken care to justify the cost by making certain “protection promises” to “protect” your investment.
Firstly, if your dog doesn’t like the bed they will give you a 100% refund on the bed and pay for the return shipping.
Secondly, the bed is chew-resistant and features cleverly hidden zippers and seams and if the bed cover is damaged by your determined hound, Big Barker will help you fix it by sending you some free matching fabric. If there’s no hope of repair you can buy a replacement cover.
Thirdly, if you purchase the optional waterproof liner and it leaks causing damage to the foam, they’ll ship a brand new free bed to you.
And finally, the “Can’t Flatten, Won’t Flatten” 10 year warranty which means that in the unlikely event your dog bed begins to flatten, they’ll send you a new bed totally free.
The Big Barker Dog Bed comes in 3 big dog sizes – Large, Extra Large and Giant, and 3 stylish colors, which are Khaki, Burgundy and Chocolate.
There are also 2 different styles to choose from – either the Headrest Edition, which has a built-in pillow type headrest, and the Sleek Edition, which is perfectly flat and ideal for dogs who love to sprawl out.
We’d like to quickly mention that Big Barker donate beds to Patriot PAWS, an initiative in the town of Rockwall Texas which pairs expertly trained service dogs with mobility impaired veterans or those suffering from PTSD, a fantastic service which helps veterans regain emotional and physical independence after returning home.
All the dog beds in the above list are able to stand up to destructive pups to varying degrees. The more durable the dog bed, the higher the price tag and therefore your budget is a huge consideration when searching for an indestructible dog bed to perfectly suit your four-legged companion. In this regard the old saying comes to mind – “you buy cheap, you buy twice”, and when it comes to sleeping arrangements for hard-wearing, heavy chewers, this is absolutely the case.
- For warm very warm climates, we suggest a cot-style bed such as the Coolaroo or the Kuranda Walnut Dog bed;
- For the best orthopedic support, we suggest the BuddyRest Romeo Orthopedic dog bed;
- For larger breeds, we suggest the Big Barker dog bed;
And finally – For incredibly ferocious chewers, there is no better choice than the K9 Ballistics Cujo Cot Raised Aluminum Bed, which although not the most comfortable, is definitely the most Indestructible dog bed on our list.