The 10 Best dog beds

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Whether it's for a poodle or a pointer, we've got cosy cushions and brilliant baskets to let sleeping dogs lie

1. Fatboy Doggielounge

Fatboy cushions and beanbags have been keeping humans comfy for years. Now your dog can get a piece of the action with this wipe-clean pet bed which offers ergonomic support for a leisurely dog nap, while the squashy filling makes it extra cosy.

From £61.50, johnlewis.com

2. Joanna Wood Louis XVI Style

If your hound thinks it rules your roost, this will suit them down to the ground. Created in a Louis XVI style, it has a curved solid oak frame and is supplied with a matching fitted cushion, whose fabric is dirt- and water-resistant. To justify the high price tag, you can console yourself with the fact that there are dog beds out there costing thousands.

£409, joannawood.co.uk

3. Dunelm Mill buster bone

This is probably not the most sensible idea if you have a large or dark-coloured dog, but for lighter and smaller canines, it is comfy and well supported and you'll still get change from a tenner. Also available in beige, it's got a faux-leather backing to stop it slipping and sliding.

£6.99, dunelm-mill.com

4. The Labrador Company

This smart-looking dog bed is available in dachshund, labrador or spaniel- covered cotton fabric, with a deep-filled cushion. It's available in two sizes, and if your dog moults, you'll be glad to hear that the cushion is removable and reversible, as well as machine washable.

From £49.50, cuckooland.com

5. B.pet bubble bed

If dog beds conjure up images of smelly old baskets that instantly ruin the modern and minimalist look of your home, then this Italian designer pod could be the one for you. Available in various colours, it nods to the 1960s but is ultimately as contemporary and cool as dog beds get.

£302.50, petspyjamas.com

6. The Stylish Dog Company

These luxury dog beds are handmade in the UK to order, using stylish tweed from Yorkshire. The hard-wearing cushion cover comes in different colours (with an optional waterproof nylon liner) and is removable so that you can clean it, while the extra-deep filling doesn't have a bump or lump in sight.

£99, thestylishdogcompany.com

7. Do Not Disturb

Here's a cheap and cheerful bed that's hard-wearing and highly practical. Features include non-slip feet, a ventilated base to help keep your dog cool, and raised sides to help them feel secure. Don't panic if pink isn't for your pooch – there are other colours and indeed sizes.

From £9, petsathome.com

8. Pet Lounge Studios hammock

A hammock for dogs? Yes, it's true. Made from a super-strong bamboo cross frame with a suede cushion, it's long been popular in the US and is not just a gimmick. The sleeping surface responds to your pet's body weight, helping relieve many of the pressure points that create discomfort.

From £159, cuckooland.com

9. RSPCA

It's hard to think of an organisation better placed to design a bed fit for favourite mutts than the RSPCA. This faux-leather oval bed, available in various sizes, will make them feel safe and secure to snuggle down after a long walk.

From £28, petsathome.com

10. Pet Brands sailor boat

What a comfortable canine you'll have in this deeply padded dog bed, with a reversible internal cushion that boasts a cotton lining on one side and soft plush lining on the other. The nautical design is funky, too.

£37.49, argos.co.uk

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