Best Heavy Duty Dog Beds For Chewers


Some dog beds are more heavy duty and durable than others.

While no pet product can be said to be 100% chew proof, some dog beds are certainly more chew resistant than others.

In this guide, we list and take a look at the features of some of the best dog beds that might be more heavy duty and chew resistant.

There’s a few options available, so, there should be something for everyone.

Let’s take a deeper look!


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Best Heavy Duty Dog Beds For Chewers

Our top picks for the best heavy duty dog beds include elevated dog beds such as the:

At this stage, the Kuranda Aluminum frame dog bed is probably the most heavy duty and chew resistant dog bed overall, although the PVC model is popular too.

You can read a comparison guide of the Kuranda, K9 Ballistics, and also the Coolaroo elevated dog beds here.

Read individual reviews here – Kuranda and K9 Ballistics dog beds.

We’ve also provided summaries below.


If you want a mattress/foam type dog bed as an option, it might be worth checking out the Big Barker Crate Pad/Dog Bed that comes with a tear resistant cover:

Having said this, this bed might not be for heavy chewers or really destructive dogs.


Onto the reviews …


Best Heavy Duty Dog Beds For Chewers: Reviews

K9 Ballistics Elevated Dog Bed

As of December 2017, it is covered by a chew guarantee – but check the offer and conditions on that guarantee yourself before you buy.

It’s an elevated bed made of an aluminium frame, with aluminium frame connections (not plastic), and the rip stop fibre fabric (durable and designed to prevent tears from spreading) in the middle that is soft for your dog to lay on.

It;s basically close to impossible for your dog to find any way to chew it.

It is also Water, Hair, Dirt, Tear and Odor Resistant, and is easy to wipe down or hose down – making it easy to keep clean.

The fabric and raised bed design make it good for ventilation.

It comes in 5 sizes all the way up to a 35 W x 50 L inch XXL size. The bed itself is 6 inches off the ground.

If you measure beforehand, you can get the right size to fit it in a dog crate if you want.

There’s 7 different neutral or vibrant colors for any indoor or outdoor setting.

This bed can be used indoors or outdoors. The customer service is fantastic with this bed.

View the K9 Ballistics Elevated Dog Bed on Amazon


Kuranda PVC Dog Bed

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A raised dog bed with a PVC frame that can hold dogs up to 100lbs to 125lbs.

The fabric is made of Cordura. Cordura is abrasion resistant, and is as durable as canvas. The frame fasteners are stainless steel.

Comes in 5 sizes, from small which is 30 L x 20 W, to XXL which is 50 L x 36 W.

4 colors available.

Note that the Walnut color bed is not recommended for outdoor use. The Almond color or Kuranda Aluminum beds are better for outdoors.

This is a cheaper dog bed, but one thing that some people don’t like is that this bed can be a little difficult to line up and put together when you assemble it.

View the Kuranda PVC Dog Bed on Amazon


Kuranda Aluminium Dog Bed

Made of a patented, chew proof high strength, lightweight aircraft grade aluminum frame that supports dogs up to 250lbs.

An easy to clean and ventilated dog bed.

You can use it indoors and outdoors, and the fabric is made of 40oz solid vinyl.

Comes in 5 sizes, from small which is 30 L x 20 W, to XXL which is 50 L x 36 W.

4 colors available.

Made in the USA.

View the Kuranda Aluminium Dog Bed on Amazon


Big Barker Chew Resistant Orthopedic Crate Pad

The only orthopedic crate pad/dog bed on this list.

It looks like the most tear resistant mattress type bed that we’ve found on the market.

It’s perhaps better for mild chewers than the most aggressive chewers (for more aggressive chewers, go with the Kuranda or K9 Ballistic dog beds), but it’s still quite a sturdy bed cover.

The big upside to this bed is that it has 4 inches of American made orthopedic foam for support and comfort.

The top 2 inches is H10 Comfort Foam, and  it molds gently around your dog’s pressure points. The bottom 2″ is H24 Support Foam, which provides orthopedic support and prevents your dog’s joints from grinding into the hard plastic and metal.

Great for older dogs, dogs with arthritis and dogs with joint problems and issues.

Other features of this bed are that the cover protects against accidents, nesting, and digging and is 100% waterproof.

The cover is easily removable and easy to clean by throwing it in the washing machine.

This bed/mattress is designed to fit inside the raised lip of plastic tray of a dog crate.

4 sizes available will fit inside the following sized crate floors:

Small – 30L x 21W inches

Medium – 36L x 24W inches

Large – 42L x 28W inches

Extra Large – 48L x 30W inches


Best Heavy Duty Dog Beds For Chewers: Buyer’s Guide

What Makes A Dog Bed More Heavy Duty, Or More Resistant To Chewers?

Some factors that might make a chew resistant or heavy duty dog bed might include:

– Some type of guarantee for the bed against chewing or destructive behavior

– A bed design that doesn’t allow the dog to chew the fabric on the bed

– Tear resistant fabric

– For elevated beds … a strong PVC or aluminum frame

– Metal frame connectors that aren’t plastic and can’t be chewed

– A concealed bed design that helps minimize chewing

– No stuffing, zippers or other bed components that can be chewed or pulled off and swallowed by your dog


Soft dog beds, and dog beds with materials that can easily be chewed, scratched or torn might be worse if you want a durable dog bed that can’t be chewed through.

Durable/heavy duty also depends on what you want from the bed too. An elevated dog bed might be better for durability and being exposed to the elements outdoors.


Other Dog Bed Options

If you want more dog bed options other than the elevated dog beds listed above, you can check out this guide about the best overall dog beds on the market right now.



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