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After the attack of the teeth on his previous dog bed, I decided to give Hooligan Dog another chance at cosy living with this Danish Design dog duvet. I saw it in a Mole Valley Farmers store at about £20.
It's not as comfy-looking or swish as his previous dog bed was, but is about an inch or so thick, and approximately 26 inches wide by 32 inches long.
The cover is a nylon-type material, resistant to water and dirt, and fairly tough and durable. The colour I bought is a rich green, (posh welly green, as I think of it). The cover doesn't collect hairs and brushes clean for the most part. Stitched onto one corner is the embroidered badge with 'Danish Design' and a pawprint logo. There's a zip on one edge, to allow you to take out the stuffing. It's washable as a whole or separately. The filling is polyester fibre, which doesn't retain water, so is quick to dry.
I can't say the dog was as pleased with it as he had been with his great soft cushiony bed that was its predecessor, (and nor is the cat impressed, having only deigned to sit on it once - just to show the dog she could), but it does provide comfort. It's more of a pad than a bed, really.
Since he's had it, he has had a chomp and a tear at one corner, but the filling is more cohesive than the other stuffing, and apparently much less satisfying to pull at. He's only bothered to rip a couple of mouthfuls off before losing interest. I've sewn it up once, and he's had another go since, which is also sewable, when I get round to it.
I'm pretty happy with this as a buy: it's not impervious to doggy attack by any means, but it's just not as interesting to him as his previous beds have been once breached. He doesn't seem to get the same delightful pleasure out of pulling out its innards. He's only been able to rip into it at the zip seam, and so it's been easy to sew up again.
I think it's an ideal and attractive pad for the home or putting into the boot of a car, if that's where your dog travels. It's dead easy to clean, resistant to mud and water, and doesn't collect hair, and does provide comfy padding.
It's not luxury living, but when one eats one's bed, one forfeits the four-poster.