|These are meant as suggestions and tips only. You know your dog and his habits better than
anyone. Just remember to take some time and consider the size carefully. Observe how your
dog rests and relaxes before you make a purchase.
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|Dogs generally sleep in three categories: Curlers, Loungers, and Sprawlers. Use this guide as a
reference for bed sizing. Each and every dog bed on this website is marked with the following
symbols to help you easily identify the dog bed that is right for your pooch!
Curlers snuggle up in their beds and like to feel enclosed and secure. They tend
to burrow and snuggle, and they don't mind things loosely around their head
while resting. . To size a Curler, measure the longest diameter of your pet while
they are sleeping or resting. Typically this will be from his outer shoulder to rump.
Add 6 inches. The sum should be used as a guide for the shortest side of his new
Loungers stay fairly compact but enjoy extra support for their head. Loungers
may appear to ball up but then extent their head out to lay it down. To size a
Lounger, measure the longest distance from the tip of the nose to the rump
while the dog is lounging. Add 5 inches. The sum should be used as a guide for
the shortest side of the new bed.
Sprawlers are unpredictable in their sleeping patterns or like to use lots of space
when they rest. Sprawlers lay on their sides, roll around frequently, and rarely
rest in the same position in a day. To size a sprawler, measure the longest
distance,often from nose to rump or nose to back knee, when the dog is
sprawled in his most frequent resting position. Add 6 inches. The sum should be
used as a guide for the shortest side of the new bed.