The Big Barker 7″ is an orthopedic pillow-top dog bed designed for larger dogs. This specific bed is USA made and includes a 10-year money back guarantee that the bed will retain 90% of its original shape. After receiving lots of customer feedback, this large dog series of beds was designed with these three things in mind: provide support and comfort, easy to clean, and looks good in the home.
As an orthopedic dog bed the structure consists of 7 inches of comfort and support foam, all designed to distribute the weight of a larger dog for extreme comfort and durability. There are options for smaller dogs, but the Big Barker 7 features a foam density for heavier and larger breeds. Using this line of beds with a smaller dog would result in something almost too firm for their body size. The beds are soft to the touch and have some give while supporting the full weight of any large dog. The foam is not memory foam and distributes body heat adequately, resulting in a comfortable dog, not an overheated one.
The foam breakdown is as follows:
- Top layer: 2” of H10 comfort foam
- Middle layer: 3” of H45 support foam
- Bottom layer: 2” of H10 comfort foam
The Big Barker 7 comes in three sizes and three colors, which allows for some customization depending on the dog breed and living space. There are two editions of this particular bed; a sleek edition, which is a flat pillow style bed, and a headrest edition. The headrest edition has a built-in bolster on one of the shorter ends to provide a variety of comfortable positions for relaxing and sleeping. The microfiber cover is 100% microfiber, making it soft to the touch, easy to clean, and looks good in any room. Colors include: khaki, chocolate, and burgundy.
Bed sizes are:
- Large: 48 x 30 x 7, $239.95
- Extra Large: 52 x 36 x 7, $279.95
- Giant: 60 x 48 x 7, $399.95
Use and Care Instructions
Big Barker beds are shipped vacuumed sealed which allows for smaller packaging and easier portability. Beds come out of the packaging easily and don’t require any airing out time, like other memory foam types do. Once the foam has expanded the bed fits snuggly into the microfiber cover, and zips in around the base.
The cover is machine washable with cold water and either line dry or in the dryer on the lowest heat setting. The foam core can be hand-washed only using a mild soap, cloth, and water. The bed does not come with a waterproof liner, but one can be purchased separately and is a good idea with puppies, aging dogs, or dogs with incontinence issues. It makes cleanup easier and will prolong the life of the bed.
Since the Big Barker does offer a variety of sizes, especially catering to larger dogs, it’s important to measure your dog before purchasing a bed. Measure the dog in a standing position from the bottom of their paw to the top of their shoulder or hip. With this measurement add 4 to 6 inches, to ensure that the bed is not too small and provides ample room to stretch and lounge. For example, if a dog measures 24”, the 30” or Large bed will suit the dog well. When in doubt, go for the larger size. Remember, these beds are best suited for the largest of large dogs. Smaller options are available for medium and small breeds.
Orthopedic beds are a great choice for dogs that tend to be picky about their bedding, have joint or other health issues, or those that seem to just be too big for other beds. Larger dogs have to carry around a lot of weight on a daily basis, and this bed is specifically designed to support their frame, giving them much needed rest and comfort at the end of the day.