Best Indestructible & Chew Proof Dog Beds for 2019

Best Indestructible & Chew Proof Dog Beds for 2019

  • 16 min read
  • Last Updated: 02/27/2019
  • Author: Jonathan Burton

Owners of power-chewing dogs know the struggle. After the first suspenseful few seconds that it took you to realize what the stuffing all.over.the.house was, you realize your dog ate his bed- again! While exercise, mental stimulation and playtime is important to keep your dog from indulging in destructive behaviors, the reality is that some dogs just love chewing, digging and gnawing, even on their favorite things. We’ve looked at what’s on the market for these chew-happy dogs and reviewed our favorites.

Click here to scroll down to see what things we look for
when choosing the best indestructible dog bed

Kuranda Chewproof Dog Bed

8/10

Raised off the ground

Easy to clean

Outdoor/indoor use

Made in the USA

Not warm

Dogs may not like harder surface

Vinyl can be punctured

TYPE OF BED
Cot-style
MATERIAL
Lightweight aircraft grade aluminum frame
40oz vinyl
SIZE
Mini (25x18)
Small (30x20)
Medium (35x23)
Large (40x25)
XL (44x27)
XXL (50x36)
COLOR CHOICES
4

K&H Pet Products K-9 Ruff n' Tuff Indoor-Outdoor Pet Bed

3/10

No exposed closures such as zippers

Channeled interior to keep bed fluffed up

Cover can be removed and washed

Rated chew-resistant, not chew-proof

Bed has a seam that can be frayed

Material is not very strong or ripstop

Bed may go flat over time

TYPE OF BED
Pillow-style
MATERIAL
Denier fabric
poyfil stuffing
SIZE
Medium (27x36)
Large (36x48)
COLOR CHOICES
2

AmazonBasics Elevated Cooling Pet Bed

5/10

Easy to assemble

Keeps pets cool by allowing airflow

Indoor/outdoor use

May not be as comfortable as softer bed

Cheaper construction

May begin to sag in the middle, esp. with larger dogs

TYPE OF BED
Cot-style
MATERIAL
Mesh PVC
Steel
SIZE
X-small (27.6x19.7x7.3) small( 36x22x7.5)
medium (43.4x25.8x7.5)
large (51.3x31.5x7.6)
X-large (60.1 x37.1 x8.9)
COLOR CHOICES
2

K9 Ballistics Durable Chew Resistant Raised Dog Bed

10/10

Nylon fabric can be replaced without buying a new bed

Can be easily cleaned

Keeps dog cool by allowing airflow

Material is double-stitched

Bed can be noisy when dog moves around on them

Material can be shredded if scratched long enough

May not be as comfortable as softer beds

TYPE OF BED
Cot-style
MATERIAL
Rip-stop ballistic nylon
aluminum frame
SIZE
small (20x30x6)
medium (23x35x6)
large (25x40x6)
X-large (27x44x6)
XX-large (35x50x6)
COLOR CHOICES
5

KONG Plush Lounger Dog Bed

2/10

Soft fleece cover

Inexpensive

Cute colors

Double reinforcing is weak point on bed

Not even chew resistant

Not easy to clean

Bed can easily be shredded

Contents of bed can seriously harm dog

TYPE OF BED
Pillow-style
MATERIAL
Nylon
fleece
poly fill
SIZE
39 x 29 x 4
COLOR CHOICES
3

Best Overall

K9 Ballistics Original Tough Dog Bed

5/10

Proprietary ballistic nylon material with waterproof backing

Easy to clean

Seams are strengthened

Hidden industrial strength zipper

Dogs can chew through the fabric in time

Warranty does not cover destruction of interior materials

TYPE OF BED
Pillow-style
MATERIAL
Rip-stop ballistic nylon
Velcro
Certi-PUR foam
SIZE
small ( 18x24x5)
medium (27x33x5)
large (34x40x5)
X-large (38x54x5)
COLOR CHOICES
6

Best Cot-Style

K&H Pet Products Original Pet Cot Elevated Pet Bed

5/10

Mesh panel allows lots of air circulation

Non-skid rubber feet

Tool-free assembly

Indoor/outdoor use

Additional accessories such as canopy available

Bed tends to fray and sag and come apart where the denier and mesh fabric meet

Plastic can be chewed

TYPE OF BED
Cot-style
MATERIAL
Denier fabric
mesh
plastic
SIZE
UP TO 150 LBS FOR ALL SIZES: small (17x22)
medium (25x32x7)
large (30x42x7)
X-large (32x50x9)
COLOR CHOICES
2

HuggleHounds Chew Resistant TuffutLuxx Bed w Waterproof Liner

7/10

Quilted, four layer construction makes bed last longer than single ply nylon fabrics

Non-toxic polyfill

Rounded corners

Warranty does not cover interior, only the cover

Seams on bottom can be chewed open

TYPE OF BED
Pillow-style
MATERIAL
Quilted rip-stop nylon
polyfill
SIZE
medium (36x27)
large (42x30)
and XL (48x36)
COLOR CHOICES
3

K9 Ballistics Bolstered Tough Nesting Dog Bed

6/10

Sturdy, tough nylon fabric

Rounded edges

Non-toxic polyfill

Exposed seams on bottom

Weak points where bolster arms meet bed

Weak seams overall

TYPE OF BED
Bolster-style
MATERIAL
Rip-stop ballistic nylon
SIZE
small (18x24x5)
medium (27 x33x5)
large (34x40x5)
X-Large (38x54x5)
XX-Large (40x68x5)
COLOR CHOICES
7

K9 Ballistics Deep Den Dog Bed

4/10

10” depth makes dogs feel safe and secure

Ripstop nylon resists scratching & digging

Contains no velcro or zippers

Easy to wash

Lots of edges and ridges for a dog to chew on, not appropriate for chewers

Best for dogs who like to nest

Not indestructible

TYPE OF BED
Bolster-type (Nest)
MATERIAL
Rip-stop nylon
polyfill
SIZE
medium (30x24x10)
large (36x28x10)
COLOR CHOICES
3

Best Bolster-Style

TOUGHCHEW® COMFORTFILL BOLSTER DOG BED

8/10

Triple layers of protection for comfort and tear resistance

Outstanding warranty and guarantee

Flattening-resistant base

Brass zipper

Washable

Higher price point

Seams are not flush near zipper area and can be chewed

TYPE OF BED
Bolster-style
MATERIAL
Ripstop nylon bonded with microvelvet
polyester fill
SIZE
Small (35½" x 25½" dogs up to 40 lbs)
Medium (40 x 26½
dogs 40-60 lbs)
Large (44 x 31
dogs 60-90 lbs)
X-Large (50 x 37
dogs 90-120 lbs)
COLOR CHOICES
3

CPC Brutus Tuff 42 x 30 x 10-Inch Kuddle Lounge for Dogs

2/10

Cover can be removed

Deep bolsters for dogs that like to nest

Multiple weak points

Recycled polyfill is not nontoxic

Easily destroyed

Goes flat quickly

TYPE OF BED
Bolster-style
MATERIAL
1200 Denier polyester
recycled polyester filling
SIZE
42x30x10
COLOR CHOICES
1

Best Pillow Style

Gorilla Ballistic™ Orthopedic Dog Bed

10/10

Triple-stitched

Round shape discourages chewing

Made in the USA

100 day chew proof warranty

Will not flatten

Very expensive

Velcro cover can be chewed

TYPE OF BED
Pillow-style
MATERIAL
Ballistic rip-stop nylon
Certi-PUR Orthopedic foam
SIZE
small (25 diameter)
medium (36 diameter)
large (44 diameter)
X-large (56)
COLOR CHOICES
4

Niiyoh Mighty Puppy Bed

1/10

Channeled mattress

Tall bolster walls ideal for burrowing nesting dogs

120 day no-chew guarantee

Machine washable

Not intended for power chewers

Will not hold up to scratching or digging

Lots of weak points

TYPE OF BED
Bolster-style
MATERIAL
Denier ripstop nylon
polyfill
SIZE
24x18x6
COLOR CHOICES
1

PetFusion Ultimate Pet Bed

7/10

Base layer is orthopedic memory foam, not cheap egg crate

Non-skid bottom

Replacement covers available

Fabric is thin and easily shredded

Lots of seams, trim, and edges to chew

Weak zippers

Lining is not waterproof

TYPE OF BED
Bolster-style
MATERIAL
Memory foam
polyfill
cotton/twill covering
SIZE
small (25x20)
large (38x26)
X-large (44x34)
XX-large (50x40)
COLOR CHOICES
3

Dogzilla Gusseted Pillow Pet Bed

3/10

Affordable

Exterior unzips for cleaning

Recycled polyfill can be toxic

Lots of edges and seams

Weak zipper

TYPE OF BED
Pillow-style
MATERIAL
Rip-stop nylon
recycled polyfill
SIZE
27x36x6
COLOR CHOICES
1

KONG Chew Resistant Heavy Duty Pillow Bed

2/10

Hidden zipper on bottom of bed

Reversible

Removable color for washing

Handle

Lots of trim and seams to attract chewers

Recycled polyfill is potentially harmful to dogs

Fabric is noisy

TYPE OF BED
Pillow-style
MATERIAL
Rip-stop nylon
recycled polyfill
SIZE
40x30x10
COLOR CHOICES
1

Best Budget

Marchioro Perla 2 Bed for Pets

7/10

Durable

Non-skid feet for indoor use

Indoor/outdoor use

Slits for ventilation/cleaning

Not very comfortable

Will require a pad in cooler temperatures

TYPE OF BED
Bolster-style
MATERIAL
Shatter-resistant plastic
SIZE
22.5 x 15.75 x 9.5
COLOR CHOICES
5

Bullybed Chew Resistant Dog Bed

7/10

100-day Full Bed Warranty

Kevlar-reinforced seams

Waterproof

Velcro, no zippers

Removable, hypoallergenic cover

Piping on edge

Not indestructible

Material can be noisy

TYPE OF BED
Pillow-style
MATERIAL
Proprietary nylon
Kevlar
CertiPur foam
SIZE
medium (34x22x4)
large (48x30x7)
X-large (52x34x7)
XX-large (60x48x7)
COLOR CHOICES
2

The Dog’s Bed, Premium Water Resistant Dog Bed

7/10

Sturdy fabric

solid foam mattress

Semi-solid bolsters

Zipper around edge

Lots of seams and weak points

TYPE OF BED
Bolster-style
MATERIAL
Rip-stop oxford nylon
solid foam
Dacron
SIZE
medium (31.5x23.5)
large (39.5x27.5)
X-large (47.5x33.5)
XX-large (53x37)
COLOR CHOICES
6

How to Choose an Indestructible Dog Bed

Some dogs are able to destroy just about anything given enough time, and others just like to dig, ruffle, or claw at their bed as they settle in for a nap. Depending on how destructive your dog is, you may want to go as industrial strength as the aircraft-grade aluminum and ballistic nylon Kuranda Dog Bed, or maybe just a sturdier tougher bed such as the Tough Chew by Orvis bed may suffice. Consider if your dog needs orthopedic support when sleeping at night. You may need to purchase an indestructible dog bed cover that could help you reinforce a dog bed that offers more support. Larger and elderly dogs generally need more support and a firmer bed.

We’ve narrowed our reviews into several categories for indestructible dog beds:

Cot-Style Bed:Off the ground with a raised fabric surface to keep the dog off the ground.

  • These are what you’ll often find in boarding facilities or veterinary clinics because they are meant to hold up to a lot of abuse.
  • Not always the most comfortable, they do not yield to nesting dogs wanting to rearrange it.
  • Typically made from metal, PVC, and nylon

Reinforced Pillow Style Bed:A tough outer material, stuffed with filling, a mat, or a layer of foam.

  • Outer layer made from rip-stop nylon or similar material
  • Can go flat over time
  • Not all beds will have a washable outer layer but most do. The inside of these beds can harbor allergens and dirt and cannot be washed.
  • Much softer than the cot style.

Bolster Style Bed:Similar to the pillow bed, but with raised edges or a nest-style

  • Most dogs love the security of a bolster and will snuggle up against the walls
  • More surfaces, seams, and edges for the dog to chew on
  • Not all beds will have a washable outer layer but most do. The inside of these beds can harbor allergens and dirt and cannot be washed.
  • Most comfortable and soothing for most dogs

Reinforced pillow and bolster-style dog beds often have removable covers (with zipper closure), square edges, decorative edging, and other weak points in their construction.

Your dog should be able to comfortably sprawl out on the dog bed. A lot of dogs will initially fall asleep curled up in a ball but like humans, and then splay their legs out when deeply asleep. Be sure the bed is big enough to accommodate your dog in all his favorite sleep positions. If you have dogs that like to curl up together consider getting a big enough bed for both to have a little wiggle room in together. Measure your dog from his head to the bottom of his bottom leg when extended. This should be the depth of the bed, and the width should be a few inches bigger than his length (snout to base of tail).