9 Best Dog Beds For Cocker Spaniels

Best Dog Bed For A Cocker Spaniel

A cocker Spaniel will make himself comfortable pretty much anywhere. My boy Guinness is always lying on my lap or up against me on the settee.

He does, however, spend a lot of time snuggled up on his own dog bed, especially if he wants some space from the hustle and bustle of a busy household which I have with my 3 young children.

But which is the best dog bed for a Cocker Spaniel? Ultimately it will boil down to personal preference but I feel the current best dog bed for a Cocker Spaniel is the ‘Best Friends By Sheri Calming Donut Cuddler

What To Look For In A Bed For A Cocker Spaniel

You want your Cocker Spaniel to be comfortable right? Take time in choosing a new bed for your pup.

Don’t just go for the first one you see or the cheapest that you come across.

You would take a bit more time and weigh up the options if you were buying a new bed for yourself, wouldn’t you?

Does the bed look like it’s made of quality material? Is it thick enough so that your Cocker will be warm enough?

Depending whereabouts in the world you live, your dog may prefer a thinner cooler bed. I’ve included a cooler dog bed in this list for those who live in a warmer climate than I do.

Another important factor, well it was important to my wife, is will the dog bed look ok and fit into the surroundings of your home?

Personally, this doesn’t really bother me but I’ve seen this discussed on forums.

I have seen posts where a person has said they really liked this particular dog crate or dog bed but they didn’t buy it because it didn’t really fit in with their home decor.

Is this something you would need to consider before buying your dog a new bed?

What Size Dog Bed Does A Cocker Spaniel Need?

The size of a Cocker Spaniels dog bed is very important. If you buy one that is too small, he will feel the need to have to curl up every time he lies on his bed.

I used to have an English Show Springer Spaniel and he loved to lie down with his front legs fully stretched out in front of him and his back legs fully stretched behind him.

He slept like this all the time. As a result, we had to buy him a new bed that was considered quite a large bed for a Springer Spaniel.

Before we got him this newer larger bed, he would often be hanging over the sides of his old bed which made him quite an irregular sleeper.

Buying the bigger correct sized dog bed improved his sleeping patterns massively.

When I say the correct size, what I really mean is as long as the bed isn’t too small then you will be ok.

A very large bed that appears too big for just a Cocker Spaniel will be much more comfortable for him that a bed that’s too small.

Why Does A Cocker Spaniel Need His Own Bed?

You really should have a bed for your Cocker Spaniel ready for him before you have even brought him home for the first time.

There are many reasons why you should have this ready and I’ve touched on this subject in my Cocker Spaniel Puppy Buying guide.

I will keep this brief but when your Cocker comes into your home for the first time, a nice comfy dog bed with fresh blankets, probably inside his crate, will make him feel more at home.

You also have to consider that before you brought him home, he was snuggling up to his mother and littermates. A new bed will go some way to making him feel more comfortable.

Similar to a crate, a dog bed also acts as an escape for your Cocker. Whether he just needs a rest after a typical boisterous walk or a break from the kids pestering him, he knows that his comfortable warm bed is his sanctuary where he won’t be disturbed.

The 9 Best Dog Beds For A Cocker Spaniel

  1. Best Friends By Sheri Calming Donut Cuddler Dog Bed

My number one pick for the best dog bed for a Cocker Spaniel is the ‘Best Friends By Sheri Calming Donut Cuddler.

The calming shag is made from vegan fur and comes in multiple designs and sizes.

  • Designed to support better sleep
  • The raised rim provides head and neck support as well as a sense of security
  • Faux Shag fur designed to imitate a mothers fur coat
  • Choice of 2 colors, Forst / Taupe
  • Donut design available in small 23″, large 36″, XL 45″
  • Also available are Ortho Nap Mat and Blanket
  • The bed is zippered with a fully removable shell
  • The outer shell is washing machine and dryer safe

Regardless of how big or small your Cocker Spaniel is, you will be able to get one of these beds to suit the size of your dog and I cannot recommend these highly enough.

My Overall Rating: 5 Stars

2. MidWest Homes For Pets Super Delux Plush Dog Bed

Number 2 on my list is the MidWest Homes For Pets Super Delux Plush Dog Bed and what a bed it is.

Like most rectangular shaped dog beds, these are designed to be used as a stand-alone dog bed or can be used inside a large enough dog crate to create a comfortable retreat or den for your Cocker Spaniel.

Available in 7, yes, SEVEN different sizes and 3 color options, you will definitely find a bed to suit your pup.

  • Designed to support better sleep
  • Stylish design to compliment your home decor
  • Choice of 3 colors, Gray / Mocha / CoCo Chic
  • Sizes available: 18, 22, 24, 30, 26, 42, 48-inches
  • Washing machine and dryer safe
  • Includes a 1-year MidWest Quality Guarantee Manufacturer’s Warranty

My Overall Rating: 4.5 Stars

3. PetMate Cuddler Dog Bed

Number 3 on my list is the simplistic Cuddler Dog Bed From PetMate

We all love a bargain and that’s exactly what you get with this bed. Usually retailing for less than $20, this bed is often massively discounted at various times throughout the year.

  • COMFORT & SECURITY: Aspen Pet’s cat & dog bed features nest-like walls filled with high-loft polyester to promote security. The round pet bed provides comfort as a dog bed for crates & kennels. Machine washable.
  • Available in 3 sizes: 20 by 6″, 35 x 25″ 40 x 30″
  • Available colors: Brown/Beige, Blue/Beige, Gray/Beige
  • Outer unzips so is washing machine/dryer friendly

Don’t be fooled by the bargain price. Even if it’s not discounted, getting change out of a 20 dollar bill for such a high-quality bed is a complete no brainer.

My Overall Rating: 4 Stars

4. BarkBox Memory Foam Orthopedic Cuddler Dog Bed

While number 3 on my list was the cheapest, coming in a number 4 is often the most expensive.

I say often simply because if you ever buy from Amazon, you know they often have various offers on products so the price can jump around quite a bit.

The BarkBox Memory Foam Orthopedic Cuddler Dog Bed is around, maybe just under $35 at the time of writing this post but I have seen it for as much as $50, just depends what they have on offer.

I have also seen this particular bed in a few high street pet stores and they were even more expensive.

The bed is the perfect shape to fit inside of a dog’s crate if your Cocker Spaniel prefers to have his bed inside his den.

The therapeutic gel memory foam helps comfort your Cocker by relieving aches, joint pain, and arthritis.

  • Zippered cover is waterproof and machine washable
  • Available in 4 sizes (Size Guide Here)
  • Choose from 7 colors: Blue, Gray, Sand, Espresso, Red Buffalo Check, Dark Green Velvet, Ivory or White Sherpa
  • Perfect sofa bed for medium to large-sized Cocker Spaniels

My Overall Rating: 4 Stars

5. Friends Forever Self Warming Donut Cuddler Dog Bed

I was a bit hesitant to give the Friends Forever Self Warming Donut Cuddler Dog Bed a 4-star rating and put it on the list, let me tell you why.

You see, I have a friend who told me they were going to order a new bed for their Cockerpoo and we discussed certain beds.

When she told me she had gone for the Friends Forever, I was quite shocked.

This product has quite a few bad reviews on Amazon. Now when I say quite a few, I mean over 150 reviews that are classed as ‘critical’ of the product.

When I mentioned the reviews, she’s said the positive reviews far outweighed the negative ones by something silly like 100 to 1.

Plus she said she liked the look of the bed and the price and at the end of the day, it was her choice, her money, and her Cockerpoo.

Anyway, I popped round to her house a few days after she had got the new bed and she was happy with it.

I have to admit, it looked really good and her Cockerpoo clearly liked sleeping in it. He didn’t even stir when I arrived, he was too busy snoring.

Many of the negative and critical reviews complained about the bed being lumpy when it arrived and they struggled to get the lumps out.

My friend never had any such problems with lumps and bumps. I’ve put the lumps down to the way the bed has been packaged and shipped.

My friends came flat in a box. Some people in the reviews said theirs arrived shrink-wrapped.

Another negative on Amazon seemed to be that when people washed the bed in the washing machine, it pretty much fell to bits.

My friend has laundered her dog’s bed 3 times since purchasing it and it still looks exactly the same. I saw it just last week.

Maybe she got lucky, maybe others got lucky…..I will let you make up your own mind.

  • Classed as a calming and anti-anxiety bed
  • The design allows your dog to cuddle in naturally and self warm
  • Available in small or medium. Definitely choose medium if you have a Cocker Spaniel
  • Only 2 choices of color: Pink or Tan
  • Chew proof
  • Machine washable

I can see why my friend loves this bed but I can see why people would be upset if they were experiencing the problems mentioned in some of the reviews.

My Overall Rating: 4 Stars

6. The Original Elevated Dog Bed By Coolaroo

I think these styles of beds are a great idea, especially if you live in warmer climates but when it comes to the Coolaroo Elevated Dog Bed, there’s one single thing that puts me off it.

The design makes it look like an indoor trampoline for a toddler.

I know that if I had one of these when my kids were a little younger, they would definitely have been jumping all over it.

Maybe you don’t have young children so that wouldn’t put you off the design.

I know my Cocker Spaniel would absolutely love this thing as he has a tendency to make himself comfortable absolutely anywhere.

He was always climbing inside the kid’s baby rocker/bouncer chair and he absolutely loved the portable car seats we had.

Anyway, back to this dog bed. The simplistic design of this bed is to allow airflow and keep your dog nice and cool.

This is a great idea but if you live somewhere where it generally cold like I do then there’s more of a need for a bed to keep your Cocker Spaniel warm.

If you live in California or say, Spain or some other hot European country then this would be an ideal bed for your pup.

If you live in the United Kingdom, go for any other bed on this list but this one.

  • Elevated bed increases airflow keeping your dog cool
  • Flea, mite, mold, and mildew resistant
  • Easy to wash and maintain
  • Available in small, medium and large
  • 6 available colors: Green, Gray, Nutmeg, Terracotta, Blue, Gunmetal

Like I said earlier, I feel this bed is only suitable to certain parts of the world which is why I have marked it down in my scoring but if you check this bed out on Amazon, it has almost 17000 reviews with an average score of 4.4 out of 5.

Now that’s impressive!!!!

My Overall Rating: 3.5 Stars

7. AmazonBasics Plush Dog Bed Pad

The AmazonBasics Plush Dog Bed Pad is a pretty basic looking dog bed which is why I like it so much.

It’s one of those dog beds that you could throw in the corner of pretty much any living room in any house in most parts of the world and it would fit in and look like it belongs there…….ideal if you ask me.

  • Plush ultra-soft bed with swirl design
  • Available in 23, 29, 35, 40 and 46″
  • Please note: Price does increase with each size
  • Neutral tone and classic design fits in well with most home decor
  • One-color only

If you are looking for a simple no-fuss comfortable dog bed then you can’t go too far wrong with this one.

My Overall Rating: 3.5 Stars

8. MidWest Bolster Dog Bed – Ideal For Inside Dog Crates

If you are looking for a new dog bed that is specifically designed for the inside of a dog crate, then the Bolster Dog Bed from MidWest Pets could be a very good fit for you and your Cocker Spaniel.

This bed can be used as a stand-alone bed but the obvious choice is to use it inside a crate.

  • Available in 18, 22, 24, 30, 32, 3, 48, 54 Inches
  • Choice of 6 colors: Pink, Gray, Cinnamon, Powder Blue, White, Pink
  • 100% washable and dryer friendly
  • Comes with 1-year quality guarantee

I have marked this down on my scoring due to the fact it’s advertised as not suitable for excessive dog chewing.

Now many of the reviews on Amazon say that their dog chewed through the bed very easily so I’m guessing the manufacturer has added this into the description after receiving these complaints otherwise the customer can’t really complain if they have already been warned.

My Overall Rating: 3.5 Stars

9. BarksBar Orthopedic Snuggly Sleeper Dog Bed

If you are looking for a dog bed with all the bells and whistles then look no further than this Orthopedic Snuggly Sleeper Bed from Barksbar.

I have seen one of these beds in person and they are made from top-notch material. You can definitely feel the quality when you too it.

Expect to pay the price for this quality though as depending on where you buy it and which size, don’t expect much change from $100

  • Perfect for medium to large dogs
  • Available in 2 sizes: 32 x 22″ and 40 x 30″
  • Ideal for dogs with arthritis and joint issues
  • Sleek and luxurious design
  • Fully machine washable and dryer friendly

This really is a lovely looking dog bed. It’s the sort of bed that wouldn’t look out of place is a showhouse or something.

I have only marked this bed down because I feel it’s unnecessarily expensive but judging by the +4000 reviews on Amazon averaging 4.6, maybe there’s plenty of people out there who have more disposable income than me haha.

My Overall Score: 3.5 Stars

Conclusion And Final Thoughts

If you have read this far I’m pretty confident that I have covered a bed that would be perfect for your Cocker Spaniel.

As I said earlier, if you are buying online, please be sure to check out the reviews just in case there are any common problems with any particular bed before you make a purchase.

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