I recommend choosing the size of your dog bed by considering your dog breed, size and weight which he will achieve once he is fully gowned.
There are various things while choosing dog beds that you can consider like
- Weight up to 25 pounds
- Breeds: Jack Russell, Beagles, Cocker Spaniels, Terriers
- Weight up to 45 pounds
- Breeds: German Shorthair Pointers, Springer, English Setters, and Border Collies
- Weight up to 70 pounds
- Breeds: Weimaraner, Labrador, Irish Setters, Golden Retriever
- Weight up to 100 pounds
- Breeds: St. Bernard, Newfoundland, Pyrenees, Bernese mountain dog
Start with your observations of your dog's sleep, habits and behavior. Some dogs curled up into a ball, so the bed with high thick side would be the best choice. Some dogs prefer sleeping on their back, paws in the air, while others like to hang their heads on the edge.
If your dog runs, flatbed or one with a lower side will be the one for him. In any case, you need to measure the width and length of your dog before you shop.
Older dogs sometimes develop degenerative joint disease problems the age of onset of pain and genetic disorders such as hip dysplasia and arthritis. Low bed stepped it easier for them to enter and exit. A thick cushion and side support either.
There are several foam dog beds available for the elderly comfort of your dog. Foam has a "memory" which means do not pack down but rebounded after the dog moves out of it.