In this series of dog bed reviews, I am looking at the characteristic of each dog breed and recommend the specific bed the dog owner should be looking out for. If you are wondering about where my knowledge came from, it was from a dog bed store owner whom I met during one of my road trip. I was simply popping into her store and browsing through the selection when she came up to me and explain the differences. We hit it off well and ended up having a couple of meals together while I was in her town. It was then that I learn a lot about dog beds from her.
This first article will focus on dachshunds, whom I personally love! The format for this series is fairly straight forward. There will be a section that highlights the specific behavior for that particular dog breed and what a dog owner should look out for. Then the recommendations will come.
Dachshunds dog bed buying guide
Dachshunds have an interesting behavior of wanting to burrow into something. This is not uncommon as other breeds of dog like the miniature pinscher likes to burrow as well. Simply type dachshunds + bed into Google image and you see dachshunds hiding in beds. Here is a screenshot for you lazy folks who can’t bother to search 🙂
According to Dr. Brenda Forsythe, DVM, Ph.D., a certified applied animal behaviorist and the owner of the Orcutt Veterinary Hospital, this burrowing behavior is actually normal for dachshunds as they were breed to do so. No wonder they like to stay in your bed and burrow under your blanket.
Also, dachshunds like to sleep indoors with their pet owners. This is unlike, say the great pyrenees, that prefer to live in the outdoors.
So, combining these 2 characteristics means the ideal dog bed for dachshunds should be a indoor cave bed that has space and a blanket for dachshunds to burrow into.
Best dog bed for dachshunds – cave bed
The best rated dog bed for dachshunds is this cave bed from Snoozer. A stunning 470 reviewers gave it an average of 4.5 rating out of 5. That is an amazing record and speaks a lot about the quality of this dog cave bed.
What makes this cave bed ideal for dachshunds is, as mentioned, a place for them to burrow themselves into so it perfect for burrowers. What many reviewers have said is that their dogs love it so much they can hid themselves in there for hours. This means they will no longer be jumping on your expensive couches or chairs! Think about that for a moment!
In terms of clean up, it is amazingly simple to clean. Simply unzip and the cover and drop them into the washer. The filler holder also has a zipper for you adjust the level of filler your dog might prefer.
Another nice feature for this dog bed is that the opening is support by some sort of tent alike structure. This helps to keep the opening up and allows you to see what is your dog doing inside.
There are a couple of sizes for you to choose from. Depending on how many dachshunds you have in your home, there is the option of small, large and X-large.
Recommended for these other burrowers too!
- Miniature pinscher
This is simply a great dog bed for dachshunds and other dogs who like to burrow themselves. It is comfortable, easy to wash and your dog will be so contented that it will leave your furniture alone.