Review: Pendleton makes the best large dog beds

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Pendleton Woolen Mills is pretty world-famous with their beautiful wool blankets, merino wool clothing and Southwestern home decor items. Those familiar with Pendleton's beloved wool blankets know what makes the Pendleton brand worth the splurge. They're soft, durable, and must-haves for vintage-hunters. Now you can get the same quality and buy a Pendleton dog blanket for your puppy, coupled with a matching Pendleton dog bed.

In 2015, the brand started a partnership with Carolina Pet Company and married the iconic Pendleton brand with the manufacturing and distribution expertise of Carolina Pet. The result…a line of high-quality Pendleton dog beds, pet blankets, dog collars, leashes, and Pendleton dog coats. The new pet collection feature the colors and patterns of Pendleton’s ever-popular National Park Collection and pay homage to the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

"The first bed my lab has shown any interest in, he seems to adore his Pendleton dog bed actually. The XL size is perfect for my 90 lb puppy." 

Pendleton dog bed and cushion glacier
Above, one of our best selling Pendleton dog beds.  Pendleton Glacier Pet Napper with a washable cover can be used as a cargo dog bed for your SUV.


Finding the best dog bed that's quality, eco friendly with no toxic off-gassing from where your dog spends most of their time is surprisingly difficult. Pendleton pet collection is your best choice if you're looking for a quality dog bed from a trusted pet brand. Pendleton kuddler dog beds are OEKO-TEX certified safe for you & your dogs! This means the fabric has been tested and certified to be free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health. Every part of the garment, including stitching and zips have been tested. You can rely on a Pendleton dog bed for a lifetime of comfort, safety and beauty.

In addition to creating quality products, their commitment to our environment is also what makes Pendleton brand our #1 choice for dog beds. Pendleton fiber filled Kuddler dog beds feature a high loft fiber that's made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Since opening in 2001, Pendleton diverted over 33,000,000 bottles from landfills!


"A very plush, calming dog bed with thick fleece and lots of stuffing. My elderly Greyhound loves it! We got the XL for our 80 lb. Ridgeback as well and the girls love it! We love our large Pendleton dog beds."

Pendleton dog bed vintage camp heather green napper

Above Pendleton Vintage Camp Heather Dog Napper. This beautiful and high-quality Pendleton dog bed is inspired by the Vintage Camps of America and feature the bold colors of the Pendleton Yakima blanket patterns on a jacquard knitted berber fabric with coordinating faux suede accents. Our recommendation is to match a napper / dog pillow bed with a bolster Kuddler Pendleton dog bed  (aka a dog cuddler) bed so your puppy has multiple safe places at home to lounge or fall sound a sleep.

What is a good bed for a large dog?

The types of breeds that need a large dog bed include most breeds over 25-30 pounds. Finding the best dog beds can be challenging for big breed owners. Therefore most large dogs end up sleeping on rugs and hard floors. However, sleeping on the floor is not always healthy for them. Orthopedic dog beds are the best choice for large and senior dogs as they help ease the pain and discomfort of hip dysplasia, arthritis, or other structural ailments. 

What is a good bed for a large dog?


For extra large and large size dogs, Pendleton bolster and memory foam dog beds are our number #1 choice. Their classic pet collection includes some of the most recognizable patterns in the Pendleton blanket line, reflecting the heritage and rich tradition woven into each design. A unique water resistant channeled liner keeps Pendleton dog bed's high-loft MemoryFiber polyester fill from shifting and elevates pets off cold floors for added comfort and relief on joints and pressure points. Sizing for the Pendleton large size dog beds are as follows: 

Large: 40”w x 32”d x 4”h
X-Large: 48”w x 36”d x 4”h
For your large size dog, you can choose a bolster dog bed, namely Pendleton Dog Kuddler, or a large dog mattress, namely Pendleton Pet Napper in an iconic Pendleton pattern. See all your choices here.

"Beautiful and comfy. Washable. This is the only dog bed my dogs don’t chew on and destroy. They love their XL Pendleton dog bed so much, I ordered two more!"


Pendleton San Miguel Kuddler Dog Bed 
photo: @mycaninelife

Complete your south-west inspired decor with the beautiful Pendleton bolster dog bed San Miguel Kuddler. Based on one of the bestselling Pendleton blanket designs, the Pendleton San Miguel Kuddler dog bed will also be a fan and pet favorite. This dog bed features a one piece construction overstuffed with Pendleton's recycled High Loft MemoryFiber™ polyester fill. Pendleton replaces the harmful CFC chemicals in their foam inserts with natural soy products. With their dog beds, you can expect premium eco-friendly dog products, without the high, premium prices. Especially for your large dogs!

"The best dog bed for my Golden Retriever. He loooves it. We love co-sleeping but I need a break sometimes! Thank you Pendleton!"

Pendeton dog bed pet harding

Pendleton Harding Pet Napper is a great choice for large size dogs and Pendleton fans!

Large size dog breeds like English Bulldog, Grey Hound, Pit Bull, Border Collie, Australian Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Azawakh, Labradoodle and similarly sized dogs usually require a large or extra-large size dog bed. Golden Retriever, Rottweiler, Standard Poodle, Boxer, German Shepherd, Bulldog, Dalmatian and other larger breeds will need large or extra-large sized dog beds, as well.

If you're looking for a chew proof or indestructible dog bed for your large size dog, please note without regular walks, toys to play with, and other enrichment activities, dogs may become destructive out of boredom. Pendleton dog beds are very durable and we hear from our customers that they are by far the most durable dog beds and carry on to be looking like new for many years to come. Dogs usually form an attachment to their dog beds. However, if your dog is chewing his bed, we encourage you consult a trainer or a vet to see how they may help you and your dog.

In conclusion:

No matter what size, shape or age your dog is, a high quality orthopedic Pendleton dog bed will make the best bed for your pup. They are beautiful, iconic, design friendly, eco-friendly and superbly comfortable for your dogs. Combine a Pendleton pet napper with a Pendleton kuddler dog bed, and your dog will have plenty of rest where ever they prefer in the house. Add a Pendleton dog bed to your must-have dog essentials list!

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