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Leather Dog Beds Reviewed by Vets

After reviewing 10 leather dog beds, we think that the Serta Ortho Cuddler Leather Pet Bed is the best leather dog bed for most dogs. Its design is both aesthetic and functional. It is simple and classic; and it provides great support and comfort for the dog. You get great value for your money as it is durable and easy to clean and maintain. The Cuddler isn’t perfect – but if you’re looking for a leather dog bed you and your dog will both like – this is the option we recommend.

 

 

How We Picked

Our picks are based on four criteria:

  1. Design. Designs range from plain and minimalist to modern and stylish. Not all designs will appeal to everybody’s sensibilities and will match your home’s current decor so we also took into consideration the quality of each bed’s design.
  2. Comfort. We graded each leather bed based on the observable comfort of the dog. An obvious indicators that your dog finds its bed comfortable is if it prefers its bed over anywhere else. Another indicator is how quickly the material wears down, signs of wear show how much your dog uses its bed.
  3. Material. The ideal dog bed should withstand your dog’s chewing and scratching. For this reason, it is important that the bed is made of durable material that does not easily tear or rip. We rate the type of material along with the overall construction of the dog bed.
  4. Price. We evaluated each leather dog bed based on its value for money. Meaning, we considered the cost against its material, design, comfortability and durability.

Which models did we review and compare:

There are hundreds of models of leather dog beds in the market from a variety of manufacturers. Many of these dog beds are not available on popular e-commerce websites such as Amazon so we made sure to review leather dog beds readily available and easy to purchase for most consumers.

 

Best Leather Dog Bed

Best Leather Dog Bed

The Serta Ortho Cuddler Leather Pet Bed is comfortable and well-made.

Why we like it:

The Ortho Cuddler’s surrounding bolster is constructed to envelop your dog which gives a sense of security. This leather bed is ideal for dogs who prefer to sleep curled up. The foam provides superior comfort and support. It is designed to help ease pressure on your pets joints and spine. The design is guaranteed to make your dog feel pampered and protected, hence the name Cuddler.

This leather bed is very durable and sturdy as it is able to keep its original shape even after considerable use. Dirt and spills are easy to wipe away and the cover is removable for easy washing.

The dimensions:

  • Total bed size: 34 x 24 x 10 inches
  • Bed sleeping area: 30 x 19 inches

Key Features:

  1. High quality pet bed made with upholstery grade fabrics
  2. Cushion is made with 100% CertiPur US foam
  3. Cover is removable, machine washable and has a non-skid bottom

Customer reviews:

“I have a 9 year old Italian Greyhound who seemed to be suffering from arthritis issues. After a few trips to the vet, blood work and trying NSAIDs, he still was not back to his ‘old self’ and the vet could not find anything clinically wrong with him. This bed has been a miracle bed! Shortly after getting it, he has had absolutely no issues.” – KnB2013

“I purchased this bed for my boxer puppy and he absolutely loves it! I am very satisfied with the quality of this product. Super soft, super cuddly, and most definitely supportive enough to keep him up off the floor. With this bed he happily sleeps through the night without trying to sneak into our bed.” – Samantha

“We have two of these beds now, one for each dog. They are the best-constructed dog bed I’ve seen (and I looked at dozens) — the egg-crate mattress zips into the bottom of the bed and is very substantial; the bolsters are also substantial, and the bed is soft and comfy inside and out. Dogs love them.” – voracious reader

 

Runner Up Leather Dog Bed

Runner Up Leather Dog Bed

The Keet Deluxe Bed is a real piece of furniture made to last.

Why we like it:

The Keet Deluxe Orthopedic Memory Foam Bed Set is built with a strong wooden frame and upholstered using high density foam and leatherette. It comes in three sizes: small, medium and large. The bed cushion is made of Orthopedic Memory Foam for maximum comfort which has a machine washable removable cover.

The complete set includes a matching mat and a matching toy with a squeaker. It is reasonably priced given that it comes with accessories. The back and the armrests provide support for dogs who like to rest in a leaning position. This set comes in many different colors and fabric styles so it can enhance the beauty of any room.

It is recommended for medium and large dog breeds of up to 40 lbs but still received great reviews from dog owners with 50 to 60 lb dogs.

The dimensions:

(Total bed size according to size variation)

  • Small: 17 x 23 x 12 inches
  • Medium: 17 x 28 x 18 inches
  • Large: 24 x 36 x 20 inches

Key features:

  1. Fabric is high quality micro suede which is stain resistant
  2. Cushion is made of Orthopedic Memory Foam
  3. Incredibly sturdy and durable wooden frame

Customer reviews:

“This sofa set is so cute. We ordered the Large for my 55 lb Australian Shepherd. He fits it comfortably with a little room to spare. I placed it in my office next to my desk and everyone that visits gives compliments. My sister joked that his set looks better than her living room set. I was worried that this was mini furniture and it would be too small for my 55lb dog. But it’s not, it’s large and it is a real piece of furniture.” – Kershundala O’rourke

“I can’t believe how soft, and adorable it is! One of my chihuahuas has a bad back and can no longer climb on the couch, hates using the steps so this is perfect for him! I’m considering purchasing the medium one too so that my 8 pound Chi has more room and my 4 pound Chi can have this one all to herself. Best purchase I’ve made!” – ThatOneChick

“My 60 pound golden doodle got on his couch and has loved it since it came in the house. I love it because it goes so well with my living room and keeps him off my couch. He certainly seems comfy and happy” – Amazon customer

 

Upgrade Leather Dog Bed

Upgrade Leather Dog Bed

The Keet Fluffy Sofa Bed Lounge will enhance the beauty of any home and your pet will love it.

Why we love it:

This dog sofa bed features leatherette upholstery and soft fabric cushion that provides great comfort for your pup. Its design is classy with a touch of elegance. The separate memory foam-like cushion is relatively thick compared to other cushions that come with other dog sofa beds. The cushion fabric is covered with soft dots that complement the stylish appearance of the sofa bed.

Generally, dogs sleep in three different ways or positions; curled, stretched or leaning. For dogs that love to rest or sleep leaning on something, sofa beds with arms and back rests are very popular.

Measurements are true to size. The manufacturer recommends the large sized pet sofa bed for dogs up to 40 lbs but customers with bigger dogs attest to its sturdiness. The frame does not wobble or shift because the legs are level. They are not too heavy, but heavy enough to stay in place.

The dimensions:

(Total bed size according to size variation)

  • Small: 23 x 17 x 12 inches
  • Medium: 28 x 20 x 12 inches
  • Large: 43 x 23 x 16 inches

Key Features:

  1. Handmade, strong wooden frame
  2. Includes a reclaimed, shredded memory foam cushion
  3. Removable cushion cover for easy washing and easy to wipe leatherette surface

Customer reviews:

“My dog LOVES this bed! It’s is super sharp looking and the bed itself is almost like memory foam. Super comfortable!! I’ve had it a while now and there isn’t even a scratch on it. The mattress has a little weight to it also. Shows good quality. My dog loves her dog bed more than anything. Plus, it matches my leather couch I have in my living room!” – Jessica Manuel

“I purchased the Medium and the Large. Both are made very well. They are sturdy, the workmanship is clean, the materials are good quality. The pillows are very nice also. The pillow covers are removable and very soft. The pillow itself is plush and allows for the dog to comfortably rest. Great for my dog who recently had surgery too! Both of my dogs immediately started using these couches when they were delivered, and they are not on the people’s couch as much anymore as a result. WIN/WIN!” – Amazon user

“It’s just perfect for my Lhasa apso! I did a lot of comparison shopping and I’m so happy I picked it. What I like about it most is the soft leather arms and back and the really high fluffy pillow top- this allows my dog to put their head on top of the arm rests easily. It’s just perfect. The quality is excellent. My dog had a bad day today and was sick from scratching her eye. It is really a great dog item when a dog wants it even when they don’t feel good. Thank you for making my dog happy!!” – Wendy Hadassah

 

Best Faux Leather Dog Bed

Best Faux Leather Dog Bed

The Enchanted Home Pet Brisbane Tufted Pet Bed is classy and durable.

Why we like it:

The Brisbane Sofa Bed is elegantly designed. It features furniture grade construction and brass-tone nailheads that add to its aesthetic quality. The tufted, pebble grain faux-leather upholstery is easy to wipe clean. The rolled arm rests make this bed perfect for pets who like to lean or snuggle when they sleep. The cushion is very thick and does not wear out easily, if it even does at all. The cushion can also be removed if your dog prefers the bare couch which, by itself, is not too hard and is still comfortable. There’s a storage pocket at the back which can be used for dog toys and accessories, or maybe rags for wiping the sofa clean. It can be very useful.

The manufacturer recommends it for pets up to 30 lbs.

The dimensions:

  • Total bed size:  33.5 x 20.75 x 12 inches
  • Bed sleeping area: 21 x 15 inches

Key Features:

  1. Furniture grade
  2. Storage pocket for toys and bones
  3. Easy to wipe

Customer reviews:

“My dogs love this bed! The cushion is plush and it has hooks that lock it in place. It looks great in my living room. It is nice to know I can wipe it.” – J. Rivera

“Great pet couch. Seems well made and my dogs are always on it. Have had much longer than other bed beds so well worth the money” – Ama Zoon

“All my pets love this sofa. Looks nice in the living room with my brown leather sofa set.” – Twinkie

“I didn’t think my dog would like it I was wrong he loves it.Really good quality.” – B. Shawver

 

The Competition

Dallas Manufacturing Co. 29 x 19 Inch Faux Leather Sofa Bed

This 29 x 19 inch faux leather sofa bed features a soft, curly, fur-like material on the surface of its sleep area; and a distressed, soft, faux leather body that makes the entire bed look comfortable.

It is filled with recycled polyester fiber fill which gives it supreme comfort, and fragrant cedar shavings. It is easy to clean because the removable cover is machine washable.

Many reviews compliment how well-built this bed is and how it has lasted for a couple of years.

Serta Ortho Quilted Couch Pet Bed

This deluxe quilted couch pet bed is made of durable faux-leather and orthopedic foam. This ortho bed is designed to provide comfort and support, and to help ease pressure on your pets joints and spine. The back and side supports offer leaning posts for your dog’s head.

Its cover can be easily removed and is machine washable so it is very easy to keep clean. It is also perfect for dogs who sleep in different positions.

It comes in different colors so it is easy to find one that matches your room decor.

PLS Deluxe Lounger Faux Leather Bolster Pet Bed

This lounger bed comes in large, extra large and giant sizes. The large size is recommended for dogs up to 75 lbs. The extra large size is recommended for dogs weighing up to 90 lbs. The giant size is for dogs over 90 lbs. It is made with durable faux leather and suede fabric. Its cushion is generously filled with polyester fiber. The bottom side of the cushion is fleece which is warmer than the leather surface so it provides added warmth on cold days. The cover is zippered and is completely removable. It can be hand washed or easily wiped off with a wet cloth, machine washing is not recommended. The inner pillows (sans cover), however, can be machine washed. The stylish design can accompany other furniture and accessories in your home.

 

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