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They say a picture tells a thousand words, so this review will be short and sweet! For as you can see from the photos, Monty the cocker was immediately taken with Berkeley’s Premium Raised dog bed.
Thankfully, the bed is so incredibly simple to assemble, that my little ‘helper’ didn’t hinder the process whatsoever. You just slot the tough zinc-plated steel tubes together, place the liner on the frame and Velcro together. No bolts, no screws, no instructions needed! It is equally easy to take down and pack away, making the raised bed perfect to travel with.
The weather-resistant material can be hosed off, swept and vacuumed, while the raised nature of the bed keeps dogs away from draughts, damp, cold (or even hot) floors.
The hammock-style stretched fabric also helps to alleviate pressure points on exposed joints, so it’s ideal for elderly dogs. As such, Monty now shares this bed with Teal, our Labrador of advancing years. I find them happily curled up together on it most mornings, snuggled into the non-slip fleece topper (sheepskin or Vet Bed options are also available).
Light, yet sturdy (with very secure Velcro fittings), the bed can easily be moved around from home to garden to kennel.
This one is fitted with Berkley’s heavy duty non-marking rubber feet – great for outdoor use or uneven floors – but the normal plastic feet are much less obtrusive. This bed is definitely a hit with the dogs and it’s practical and well priced. That’s a thumbs up all round.
RRP: £50-£70 www.berkeleydogbeds.co.uk