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Labs are known for their energy and athleticism. But even elite athletes need to rest! That’s why choosing a dog bed is so important. Your Lab needs a place to curl up and settle down after a fun, busy day.
Whether your Lab is a puppy, a golden oldie, or somewhere in between, there’s a dog bed to suit your needs. Read on for our picks for the five best dog beds for labs.
Best Chew-Resistant Dog Bed: Friends Forever Mattress
Is your Lab still a puppy? This Friends Forever premium memory foam bed has a tear-resistant cover designed to stand up to paws and teeth. Order the small size for your puppy, or get an extra-large one for them to grow into as they age. With a water-resistant liner and cushioned bolster, it will keep your Lab comfortable from their first night home to their golden years.
Lab owner review: “I got the XL size for my 100 lb yellow Lab. She loves it. She used to sleep in a toddler bed with a thin pad and no mattress and I wanted to get her something that she didn’t have to jump up into and that had more padding. She laid right down in this bed and loved using the built-in pillow sides.”
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Best Roll-Up Travel Bed for Labs: Lightspeed Outdoors Travel Mat
This roll-up bed is specifically designed to travel, making it perfect for camping, boating, or road trips. Just unroll it and twist a nozzle to inflate. The soft fleece cover is machine washable, and the whole thing weighs less than four pounds.
Lab owner review: “We have a new Lab puppy…so we purchased this. Great for keeping the boney parts of the dog comfortable and protects elbows from scarring. The canvas and fleece part of the bed can be thrown into the washing machine as needed and dried in the dryer. Washed dozens of times and held up like new…we even took it to outdoor cafes so our lab could lay comfortably on the sidewalk while we ate.”
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Best Cooling Outdoor Bed for Labs: Coolaroo Elevated Pet Bed
In summer months, dogs need to stay cool, especially playful Labs! The Coolaroo Elevated Pet Bed provides a supportive, cot-like spot to chill out up above the hot ground. It’s made of breathable fabric that’s mildew-resistant, so you can hose it down to clean (or to give your water-loving Lab a cooling soak).
Lab owner review: “I was skeptical buying this mainly due to the lack of padding. As soon as I had it put together though my Lab was lying on it and loving it. I bought the large and have had it for 3 years now. It’s been used inside and left outside in the Colorado elements and I have still not had to replace the bed of it yet. My Lab uses this daily.”
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Best Dog Bed for Older Labs: Serta Memory Foam
Arthritis is common among aging Labs. Your special senior dog needs a comfy spot to rest, and this Serta memory foam bed is just right. It’s made with thick ortho foam engineered to provide comfort and support to older dogs with joint problems or hip dysplasia. And the low-profile neutral colors look great with any color Lab and any home decor.
Lab owner review: “This bed is awesome. I have a 10-year-old yellow Lab with joint issues and she usually has a comfy chair in the house but has trouble jumping up on it now. Was praying she would love this and she does. It is very comfortable and thick to give her support. The material is very soft. She is 85 lbs and this bed is [the] perfect size for her to even sprawl out.”
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Best Crate Bed for Labs: Hero Dog Crate Bed
Crate training is a great option for lots of Labs. Give your dog a soft, comfy surface to rest on with this crate bed from Hero Dog. It has a soft fleece cover and anti-slip bottom to keep it in place on slippery crate floors. You can also use it in the back of your SUV or RV. Best of all, it’s machine washable!
Lab owner review: “So far so good! This is in our Lab’s dog crate and he has not pulled it out and has not chewed it up. It is a thin profile, which I think helps. The anti-stick bottom helps it stay inside the crate.”
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