Dog have sleeping patterns, just like people. Before purchasing a dog bed, make sure to observe the way your dog's sleep behavior. If Fido sleeps curled up in a ball, a round pillow would be dreamy.
To help you select the proper bed size for your pet, most manufacturers provide general size guidelines. When in doubt, it is always better to buy a bed one size bigger then your dog, this way he can stretch out and be comfortable. Dog beds typically come in X-small, small, medium, large and X-large sizes.
Dog beds range from $30 to $220 online, and are typically available in the following styles:
Nest/Cuddler - round, basket designed beds hug your pet in a fleecy interior. Most fleece liners are removable and machine washable. Prices range from $20 to $100 online.
Sofa Beds/Loungers - sofa-style foam beds are lined with fleece and bolsters support your pet on three sides. Most fleece liners are removable and machine washable. Prices range from $40 to $100 online.
Cushions/Body Pillows - come in assorted sizes and shapes such as oval, rectangular or square. Layer them for added support. Most are machine washable, reversible and some are available with zip-off duvet covers. Prices range from $18 to $100 online.