The Best Greyhound Bed Options -
Available In Australia
Our #1 Pick
The Best Overall
The Barney Bed
Your greyhound is an energetic powerhouse outdoors, but indoors they are quite the couch potato! Slinky and slim, content, and calm, your greyhound likely loves a soft resting place to doze around the house. A bed that suits their unique necessities is therefore super important for the health and happiness of your natural-born racer.
In this article, we are going to help you find the ideal resting place for your pup. First, we’ll discuss what makes your dog special when searching for the best dog bed before giving our top recommendations for the greyhound bed for you.
What to Look for In A Greyhound Bed
The greyhound is pretty amazing for so many reasons. As a large dog breed with delicate physiology, your greyhound has certain quirks about them that we need to keep in mind when sourcing a dog bed. Here are the key factors to think most about.
When looking for a bed for any dog, you want to get the sizing right. This is a two-pronged issue.
Firstly, what is the size of your dog? The average greyhound is very tall and skinny. They are typically up to 75cm tall, which is as tall as some Great Danes! They only weigh around 30kg though for their lofty height. (1)
For the size of beds, you’ll be looking for, the weight they can hold should be perfectly adequate for your featherlight pooch.
The second question is how does your dog sleep? This seems like an odd question but stay with me. Your dog may sleep in a perfect coil or spread out all of their limbs. They may like to rest their heads slightly higher than their body. They may even take to laying half on-half off their flat mattress (my dog went through a phase like this). (2)
Bearing in mind your dog’s sleep style, you can decipher the actual sleeping surface area you need. Some medium beds may suit your dog fine or you may need the extra-large size. Use your best judgment here.
A quick note that I have complained about before - the dog bed industry has a definite size issue. It can be difficult to find options for our large and extra-large companions. Not to worry. The later reviewed beds are all optimally sized for your greyhound.
Durability is a prime factor in every purchase for your dog. It just makes sense to invest in a bed that will last you some time. This is better for your wallet but also better for your pooch. They like to be surrounded by familiar objects covered in their scent so changing beds is always a bit of a hassle.
With durability, you want a long-lasting mattress that doesn’t eerily change shape after a couple of months. You also want easily maintainable covers that withstand ample washes and light rough and tumbling.
If your greyhound likes to chew their bed or scratch it, it may be worth considering more imperishable materials. Raised dog beds are great for that as they tend to be made of chew-proof, scratch-proof materials.
Greyhounds get quite cold! My dog has a similar coat to a greyhound’s coat and definitely gets the shivers during the winter and chilly nights. We even have jackets for him for early morning walks since he is visibly uncomfortable when the temperature drops.
Greyhounds also have sensitive skin. Soft, caring, plush covers feel wonderful on a greyhound’s skin as they rest. Fresh feeling, clean materials are also a must for your greyhound to feel comfortable.
We recommend hypoallergenic fabrics too for fragile, rash-prone skin.
Best Greyhound Dog Beds Reviewed
You want your greyhound to have supreme comfort son let’s dive into the best beds for greyhounds on the Australian market. We kept in mind sizing, durability, and softness when making these selections, so hopefully one will be perfect for your pup.
Your pooch deserves the best of the best. Introducing the Barney Bed.
The Barney Bed is luxe in all the ways. Firstly, this Australian made and manufactured designer bed has unrivalled orthopedic technology. This is the level of comfort and support that every dog needs, but particularly elderly and disabled dogs. Sore muscles and joints will be soothed by the comforting mattress that will make your greyhound feel like they are floating on air.
As for sizing, the Barney Bed comes in a wide range of sizes like the others on this list. They claim they sell the largest dog bed in the world which they call the “Epic” model. This measures 200 x 130cm overall, with a sleeping surface of 160cm x 90cm. This could work well for your greyhound if they are particularly large or if you want them to have a lot of sleeping space. The Epic size is more suited to Great Danes and St Bernards, however.
For the slim humble greyhound, the large or extra-large sizes will be perfectly fine. The large size is 115cm x 90cm; the sleeping surface is 85cm x 60cm. The extra-large size measures 115cm x 110cm. The sleeping surface is 120cm x 75cm.
The four bolster surround design is super comforting to dogs who love a good chin rest or just to feel “hugged” by their bed without going full-on cave bed.
We love that the Barney Bed is easy to maintain. The microfibre cover it comes with is fully machine-washable. The optional colorful linen covers are also machine washable. It is important to note, however, that the linen covers are not as scratch-proof as the microfibre option. The Linen covers come in cream, green, pink, and black.
Though this is a luxury dog bed with a luxury price tag, like we said, your greyhound deserves the best bed. The reviews speak for themselves!
For those on a budget, the FurHaven Dog Bed is a great all-rounder. Starting with the sizing, FurHaven offer this model in four distinct sizes: small, medium, large, and jumbo. For a greyhound bed, we recommend the large or jumbo sizes.
The large size measures 90cm x 70cm with a height of 16cm. The extra-large size is 135cm x 106cm, with a height of 24cm.
This is an orthopedic dog bed with egg-crate memory foam technology. The foam provides a durable, supportive base for your greyhound to lay their head. Elderly, arthritic, or disabled dogs will appreciate the extra comfort and support, as the foam relieves the pressure off of aching joints.
The quilted fabric is soft and smooth on sensitive skin, caring for your pup. The three-bolster structure is also super cosy for anxious dogs.
The bed cover is completely machine washable which is a huge bonus. However, the bolster lining is not washable.
We love that this stylish sofa-like bed comes in a wide array of colours. There is a multitude of options including navy, coffee brown, teal blue, silvery grey, tan brown, wine red, and cream.
To top it all off, this economical dog bed has a manufacturer’s warranty! A great budget-friendly option for your pup.
The Snooza Buddy Bed is a fabulous bed for greyhounds. It ticks so many boxes!
Firstly, it comes in a range of sizes from small to extra-large. For greyhounds, we recommend either the large or extra-large size. The large measures 72 x 80cm overall. The extra-large bed is a whopping 85 x 98cm.
It has a doughnut-like shape so it is ideal for dogs who curl up when they sleep. Side sleepers will also love it. The high walls are sturdy and protecting which are soothing to anxious dogs.
This bed has plush, warm removable covers. The fabric is gentle on sensitive skin and has a warming effect for chilly nights. The bed cover is not made of a high-pile fabric, however, so it isn’t so warm that it can’t be used in the summer months.
There is a pillow insert that you can add for extra comfort at the base of the bed. It is quite a sturdy bed so no orthopedic effects here. Not ideal for elderly, arthritic greyhounds but perfectly apt for fully healthy and mobile greyhounds.
The one con would be the lack of colour options. We love a good array of designs. Whilst the two-tone grey design of the Snooza Buddy Bed is very stylish and will suit most homes, a bright colour alternative would have been welcomed.
That is a very minor gripe, however. Good reviews, decent price point, and great sizing make this one of our top picks for your loveable greyhound.
We did say that greyhounds can get cold so our pick for a winter warmer is the Snooza Soothing & Calming Silver Fox Bed. This warm winter dog bed looks so snuggly, I want to dive in myself.
Starting with the sizing, this cuddler style bed comes in 4 sizes; small, medium, large, and extra-large. In this model, your greyhound will most likely need the extra-large bed unless they are a puppy or particularly petite. The extra-large size is 70cm x 110cm which gives your pup enough space to curl up or spread out as they see fit.
This bed has a deep middle sleeping surface and high sides to create a luxurious, cosy, safe environment. The long pile, hypoallergenic, soft faux fur is caring and warm on your greyhound’s skin. There is no way they’ll feel chilly wrapped up in this bed.
The covers are fully machine washable. You can also machine wash the mattress on a warm, gentle spin wash, so as not to distort the shape. A fully washable dog bed is always a huge bonus as we don’t see it often.
Onto the cons; this bed isn’t chew-proof at all. Any mischievous chewers would make light work of the foam filling and faux fur fabric. The bed is also a little pricey, thorough not to the point of lacking value. This bed is definitely worth its price tag, it’s just worth noting it is a high price tag.
Our last pick is for those who travel with their dog. Granted, if a greyhound is out of the house, they are likely chasing pigeons or doing laps around the dog park. They are extremely active outdoors and oddly dozy and relaxed indoors. That said, if you go camping with your dog or just want a dog bed for your garden, the K&H is a great choice.
The K&H Pet Cot is a raised dog bed. This category of dog bed is characterised by having a stretched fabric elevated over a strong metal frame. This creates a raised sleeping surface, keeping your dog off of the ground. There are various benefits to raised dog beds. The primary three benefits are:
The elevated sleeping surface relieves pressure off of your dog’s joints
When used outdoors, your dog is kept off of moist or bug-infested soil that could irritate them
The bed is quite cooling due to airflow flowing under your dog’s body. This can feel refreshing in hot temperatures. It’s almost as good as a cooling dog mat
To house your pooch in the K&H elevated bed, you will need the largest size which is just over 1 metre long.
The K&H has the added benefit of a water-resistant canopy. Even better for indoor and outdoor use.
This bed is the most portable on the list, as the sturdy metal frame is surprisingly light. Assembly and disassembly are easy too so you can set up this bed anywhere.
Best of all, K&H offer a 1-year warranty on this bed - added security that you are making the right choice.
Top Choice: The Perfect Bed for Your Hound
If you have a pampered pup, the bed for your greyhound is the Barney Bed. It is high-quality, luxurious, and extremely comfortable. For a good all-rounder at a lower price point, we like the Snooza Buddy Bed as a snuggly option. They have good sizing, soft fabric, and high sides for a sheltered sleep.
The size of bed you need depends on the size and weight of your dog. Greyhounds are quite petite in weight but large in limbs. A good guideline for a bed size is 80cm - 120cm in width at least.
In a word, yes. Your greyhound is susceptible to aching joints and muscles as they age. This is particularly common in retired racers. A soft, supportive place to sleep is recommended for the health and happiness of your dog.
Susan Paretts from the American Kennel Club writes, “Like people, dogs also need a good night’s rest to stay healthy. This is especially important for older dogs and larger breeds who need a bit more sleep than their younger, smaller counterparts. A cozy bed that cushions their bodies encourages pups to go to sleep and to stay asleep throughout the night.” (3)
- O’Connell, R. September 28, 2015. “13 Fast Facts About Greyhounds”. Mental Floss. Retrieved November 8, 2020. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/69004/13-fast-facts-about-greyhounds
- Schade, V. January 24, 2019. “How to Find the Right Dog Bed for Your Pup’s Needs”. PetMD. Retrieved November 8, 2020. https://www.petmd.com/dog/pet-lover/how-find-right-dog-bed-your-pups-needs
- Paretts, S. October 28, 2019. “The Importance of a Good Dog Bed”. American Kennel Club. Retrieved November 8, 2020. https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/the-importance-of-a-good-dog-bed/