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31st December 2008, 08:53 PM
I'm interested in buying a bed for my 4 month old Cavalier. I would like one that is sturdy and can withstand frequent washings. Plaese make some recommendations. Thanks.


1st January 2009, 04:55 AM
Hi Crystal! One word is all it takes for my recommendation -- WALLYBED! They are wonderful beds. Very durable, look and feel great after several washings, etc. If you order through Lucky Star Cavalier Rescue, a portion of the proceeds go to benefit rescue. My Holly is 9 months old, and she's had the 24" round ever since she came here at 11 weeks. She loves her bed and it's sustained the puppy stage very well.

Cathy Moon
4th January 2009, 01:12 AM
I use crate pads, both the orthopedic foam type (with a removable washable zippered cover) and the fleece crate pads with rolled edges. I tend to stack 2-3 in winter for extra warmth. They also have a real lambskin and fleece baby blankets for snuggling. I normally wash all of their bedding every weekend, as this keeps the dogs fresh and clean.

Here's a photo showing Geordie and our little visitor Bosley on 2 fleece crate pads with a lambskin sandwiched in between the layers:

4th January 2009, 06:04 PM
Holy cow. Nice. If I left this world tomorrow I'm coming back as a Cavalier in your house Ms. Moon! Custom crates and luxury linens!! I'll be the one with the speed wagging tail and barking, "Pick me! Pick me!"

On the way to AZ for Christmas I found this bed in Sky Mall that I REALLY liked for the den. The Hudson Bed with Cushion. However, with the price tag, it'll be on the long list ..... But at the present, Emma and Jenny will have to do with foam (cut to fit) encased in quilted pillow shams topped with the fleece crate pads.


Love my Cavaliers
4th January 2009, 06:38 PM
My dogs simply adore the double donut beds. The ones I have are similar to the ones listed in the skymall website, but are from a company called Bowser's Pet Products
They are pricy, but you can wash everything except the inside stuffing for the bolsters. I've had one now for at least 5 years and it looks great. There are lots of different fabrics to pick from also. I got a big enough size (I think I got an XL) so that all the dogs could lie in it together. It's rare that all four of them are in it together, but usual to have 3 in there at one time. I have several around my house, including the room they sleep in. In there, I have two double donut beds and a crate with the door left open in case any of them want separate time.

4th January 2009, 10:04 PM
Lucky and Sparky have several beds ... their next one will be a Bowser bed. (glad to see your strong recommendation Bev!!) I think they are REALLY nice with a large variety of patterns and types of beds. I think the Double Donut looks great as mine like to rest their heads on the raised bolster on the outside of the bed.

I have never gotten a Wallybed and don't know anyone who has one, but seriously I don't really understand what all the fuss is about and why they get such rave reviews. Maybe I'd feel differently if I had one, but they are a lot of money and I think the Bowser beds are so much nicer. So that's on my list for Lucky's 3rd Birthday ... :)

Whatever bed you get though, I'm sure you'll be happy! The Wallybed might be nice for frequent washings (are you concerned about puppy accidents?). From what I can tell, it gets really good reviews for that reason in particular.

5th January 2009, 02:04 AM
I've tried beds, but my dogs prefer the furniture... :mad:

Cathy T
5th January 2009, 02:56 AM
I have a Wallybed in my office. Of course, as long as I'm in the office Jake would lay on a bed of nails to be next to me ;) I like Cathy's set up. That is similar to what I have and I got the idea from Lani. They have a memory foam pad http://www.dog.com/item/memory-foam-bed-sand/ as a base (these are their crate beds I'm talking about) covered in a king size pillow case (I can just pull off the pillow case and toss it in the wash). On top of that they have a crate pad that is reversible (sheepskin type material on one side and a regular material on the other). Can't find the link to it though. In our family room we have a beasley couch http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?PGGUID=30e0771b-7b6a-11d5-a192-00b0d0204ae5.