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What is the best Dachshund bed? You are probably asking yourself this question because you have a Dachshund, or know someone who does, and you want to get them the best dog bed possible.
When getting a new dog bed it’s often hard to know which one will be the best pick for your pup.
There are a few breed-specific considerations, but even amongst the same breed you’ll often find that dogs have different personal preferences.
So, which one is the best? In this article, we’ll learn more about the best dog beds for keeping your Dachshund warm and comfortable.
Where should Dachshunds sleep?
Where your Dachshund should sleep will entirely depend on your personal living circumstances.
If you’re unsure because you have a specific problem that you’re struggling to address, it’s best to discuss it with your vet or a qualified dog trainer.
Here are some examples of where Dachshunds can sleep:
- Dog bed inside your bedroom
- Dog bed in another room
- On the floor
- On a dog blanket
- In a crate
- In a dog pen
- On your bed
What is the best Dachshund bed?
No matter what type of dachshund you have, there’s a physical trait which is common to all: their bodies and legs are relatively longer than their torso and neck. This means they need more care, especially when it comes to finding a comfy place to sleep.
So grab a tape measurer and get to work!
Determine the best length for the new Dachshund bed
You want to measure the full length of your Dachshund – from nose to tail. And then add a little extra, and you’ll have a good estimate for the best length of your new Dachshund bed.
What about the width?
Unless you’re getting a custom-made Dachshund bed, you’ll often find that most beds are different in size as there’s no standard that all producers need to follow.
Try to measure the required width when your Dachshund is curled up, so that you can get a good understanding of how much space they take up.
Now that you have your length and width, you can explore different types of beds. Pick the one with measurements closest to your requirements!
Dog Cave Beds for Dachshunds
Dog cave beds are cozy, soft dog beds that are uniquely designed for dogs who love to feel enveloped.
If a dog likes a cave bed is entirely up to individual preference. But because Dachshunds often like to burrow and sleep under blankets, they also often like dog cave beds.
Orthopaedic Dachshund Bed
If you want to give your Dachshund an extra level of comfort, and orthopaedic bed might be your best choice.
It’s often a good idea to purchase an orthopaedic Dachshund bed with bolsters, for the following reasons:
- Your dog can rest its head on the bolster
- It’s a natural barrier, which can help your dog to feel more secure
Where to place your Dachshund bed?
It’s important to consider where you’ll put the new Dachshund bed.
Your dog’s bed should be a safe place to which your Dachshund can retreat to when they seek peace and quiet.
If possible, find a space where they can still observe what’s happening in your home, without being right in the middle of it.
Why do Dachshunds dig in bed?
Dachshunds often dig in bed because it’s a natural instinct for them. They were bred to burrow into the earth and catch badgers.
Do Dachshunds sleep under blankets?
Some Dachshunds like to sleep under blankets to keep warm, but it’s also an individual preference and not all of them are the same.
How many hours per day do Dachshunds sleep?
Dachshunds can sleep up to 12 hours a day and spend up to another 7 hours snoozing (just hanging out).
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