Le Dog Company Bed Review
When you want a dog bed that’s better than the one you sleep on, take a look at Le Bed, a leather covered orthopedic bed that’s made just for your pooch.
Having a dog bed for your pet is essential – they might like to cool off sleeping on the floor or nap on the couch while you watch Netflix, but the truth is that this can cause issues with joints later on in their life. It’s best to pick a bed designed for their body specifically, that will offer support and comfort for your four-legged bestie. And I do make sure that my dogs sleep on beds of their own, most of the time, but the truth is – most pet beds are just plain ugly.
The designs stick out like a sore thumb in my living room, and I struggle to find something that actually matches my furniture and doesn’t look dingy after a few months of use. This is why I was ecstatic to find a Canadian-based company called Le Dog Company that makes stylish orthopedic beds for dogs. Not only that I love the fact that they are a local company owned by pet owners like myself, but I also love the fact that they support the local dog community with monthly donations to shelters and rescue groups, so with every purchase, you’re helping pooches in need. Amazing!
But what about the Le Bed itself? I have to say, I’ve yet to see such craftsmanship and quality in another dog bed. The orthopedic mattress was designed to be human-grade quality yet adapted to the needs of canines: the base is a high-density foam that keeps the bed’s form and offers support, followed by a layer of cooling, gel-infused foam that contours to your pet’s body and keeps temperature regulated. This combination of different types of foam doesn’t just ensure breathability and comfort, but it also provides proper spinal alignment, as the foam will hug your dog’s body and relieve pressure from key stress points.
It’s not only on the inside where this dog bed shines, though: the cover is made from full grain natural milled leather with a slight texture for an elegant, timeless look and a soft and supple texture. I got the one in the off-white color with a contrasting orange zipper and gold hardware as it goes beautifully with my furniture and complements the decor, but there are also five more leather options available: black, chocolate brown, cognac tan, slate grey, and python print. Whether you prefer a more minimalistic design or bold statement pieces, you’ll have no problem finding a Le Bed to match your home’s aesthetic.
While I loved the leather choice from a style standpoint, I was a bit worried about how it would hold up to wear and tear and how easy it would be to clean it. Luckily, I worried for nothing, as it’s super easy to maintain and I’ve yet to see any damage on it. I just wipe off hair or dirt with a dry cloth and use Le Dog Leather Balm once a month to keep the bed looking good as new. It’s honestly less hassle for me than washing and drying – you might not agree, though, so consider carefully if genuine leather is the right choice for your preferences.
Le Bed comes in two sizes – medium and large. Medium measures 33 by 25 by 6 inches and will support dogs up to 125 pounds of weight, and the large measures 45 by 35 by 6 inches and can support big dogs up to 185 pounds. Thanks to the quality foam mattress inside, this orthopedic dog bed will offer support to dogs of any shape and size but be sure that the dimensions are big enough for your dog to sprawl on top of the bed – choose according to measurements rather than weight limit alone.
· Soft leather cover
· Orthopedic mattress
· Temperature regulated
· 6 colors and 2 sizes to choose from
· Slight off-gassing smell that lasts a few days
A little pricy, but beautiful and comfy. If price is a consideration, keep in mind that you won’t be replacing this mattress any time soon. It’s an investment that will keep your dog cool and comfortable for years to come. I love the softness of the leather and the fact that it’s easy to keep clean – fur won’t stick to it, which is good news for me. I would highly recommend this dog bed!
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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