Big Barker Pillow Top Bed – Buy it for your big friend

The Big Barker – A great big bed for your great big dog!

Looking for a bed for your big pooch? Check out the Big Barker Pillow Top Orthopedic Dog Bed.

Big Barker Pillow Top Orthopedic Dog Bed

Amazon rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars.

  • Here’s one for the BIG DOG
  • Available in 3 sizes
  • 10 year warranty
  • Foam will keep 90% of its original shape for 10 years or your money back
  • American made
  • Hand crafted
  • Easy to clean
  • 100% microfiber cover
  • Soft to the touch
  • Looks great

The Big Barker is the world’s first therapeutic mattress for dogs over 50 pounds. Big Barker has manufactured this bed with the intent to keep dogs youthful and revitalize older dogs. Many years of research and testing went into this product and produced the perfect calibration to support a big dog.

There are 3 sizes to accommodate your big friend:

  • Large

Measures 48″X30″X7″ – Designed for Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Boxers and other dogs under 25″

  • Extra Large

Measures 52″X36″X7″ – Designed for any dog bigger than a Lab but smaller than a Great Dane

  • Giant

Measures 60X48″X7″ – Specifically for Great Danes

Wonderful features

There are several things this big guy has going for it that many other beds don’t have. This includes a proprietary, 3-stage foam construction that can support up to 300 pounds (have fun finding a dog that big!) Additionally, it’s handcrafted in a small Pennsylvania workshop instead of mass-produced overseas. And, it’s got a stellar 10-year warranty!

The Big Barker’s middle support layer is made of heavy H45 high density foam that supports your big friend. He won’t sink into the floor and hurt his joints

Normal beds are made from poly fill or cheap memory foam and these don’t provide support. So, the material collapses under the weight of your big friend and it gets real uncomfortable at the pressure points.

It’s safe

Why, because it’s CertiPur-US Certified. This means that unlike many other beds, there is no lead, arsenic or other harmful materials.

Veterinarians have some great things to say about this bed

Dr. Kenneth Rassnick of Cornell University Hospital for Animals says ” I recommend the Big Barker to our patients that have dogs with arthritis, hip dysplasia or any issue that causes joint pain or affects mobility because I believe it reduces pain and helps get them back to their old self.”

Dr. Marc S. Kraus of Ryan Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania says “Most dogs over 50 lbs will develop joint problems as they age. It’s important that we address this before it becomes a problem. A supportive mattress, like the Big Barker, can help prevent or reduce unnecessary suffering – especially if it’s introduced before joint conditions develop.”

The media also says great things about the Big Barker

Very favorable reports come from sources like the Huffington Post and Outdoor Life.

Do you like to lay with your dog on a comfortable bed?

The Big Barker is so big that both of you can get on there comfortably. After all, what’s better than cuddling with your best friend while watching TV? One owner even said that laying on this was more comfortable than laying on her regular furniture.

What about the price?

Yep, this one ain’t cheap. But, look at all the great features and the warranty! 10 years. Do you realize how many cheap beds your dog can go through in 10 years? This bed pays for itself! And that’s not even mentioning that you may have fewer visits to the veterinarian because of the orthopedic support. And, I’m sure as a pet owner you’re aware of the cost of veterinary care.

Here’s what human and dog customers are saying:

  • I bought this bed because of the great reviews. My 11 year old lab is struggling with the problems that come with dogs of that age. My sweet old dog is one happy puppy! It’s her favorite place to spend her time. I really think it helps her get a good night’s sleep and get up in the morning with fewer aches and pains.
  • Big Barker beds are the best! Big Barker beds cost more initially but in the long run they are by far the very best quality orthopedic dog bed money can buy. It does me good to see our loving dogs sleeping so soundly!
  • Wonderful bed, happy dog. My dog hopped right on it and was very comfortable. This is a great bed, made sturdy and plenty of foam for my Golden Retriever. NO noise and very soft. I would recommend the Big Barker to anyone.


Buy this bed! Yes, the price is greater than most but you get so much for your money. And, with the warranty, you won’t have to buy another bed for 10 years!

Price: $239.95 Buy Here

8 comments on “Big Barker Pillow Top Bed – Buy it for your big friend

  1. Jon

    You have made me interested in the big barker pillow top bed when I get some more money and move into my own place. Do you think that it was worth it? Have you personally purchased one? I think that a bed that keeps together and gives your dog a comfy place to sleep if worth it?

    1. Christopher Mitchell Post author

      Hi Jon:

      Definitely worth it. I haven’t purchased one since it’s too big for my dog’s purposes. However, I’ve seen them in action!

  2. Gomer

    I have one question before I finally buy this Big Barker Pillow Top Bed…

    We have this problem of dust mites and ticks and even if we administer tablets to get rid of these parasites, they keep coming back. Sometimes, I suspect they burrow inside the “converted sofa to dog bed” and live there until the medication no longer exist in the blood of the dog. I’d like to ask, what is the texture of this pillow bed for dog? How do I clean this thoroughly so that all the pests are gone?

    1. Christopher Mitchell Post author

      Hi Gomer:

      This is directly from their website. I don’t know if this will get rid of parasites or not. The pillow is contoured foam.

      Dog Bed Covers

      Our dog bed covers are machine washable. Wash on cold, tumble dry. Our microfiber also does not shrink. As long as you wash on cold & tumble dry, they can be washed 1,000 times and they won’t shrink by more than fractions of a millimeter. They’re also very easy to take on and off. Most dog beds just zip on a single side, but we use zipper around 3 sides. Here’s a quick demonstration video (25 seconds):

      Crate Pad Covers

      The crate pad covers are also machine washable, however it’s easier to clean them with just a wet rag. Since they’re made with waterproof backing, don’t worry about getting the foam wet. If soiled, you can wipe with warm soapy water. Any dish soap will do. If you do choose to machine wash, use low heat. Dry on low for 10-15 minutes. IMPORTANT: Never use high heat settings in the washer or dryer, high heat will destroy the waterproof backing.

      Waterproof liners

      Machine washable. Wash on low heat, dry on low for no more than 10-15 minutes.Drying the liner on high temperature settings will destroy the waterproof backing.

      Cleaning the Foam

      The foam can be cleaned, but it’s a bit more hassle than washing the cover 

       If there’s ever an accident or a spill on the foam, what you want to do is soak the affected area thoroughly with warm water and dish soap. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Then press out as much moisture as you can. Do not “wring out” the foam, because wet foam is very heavy and tears very easily. Leave it in a dry place. It might take a couple days to completely dry out, but when it does, it should be good as new.

  3. Dave Sweney

    The Big Barker Pillow Top Bed seems like the ideal solution for my dogs and for me too. I like to play and even pay with our dogs at times, and truthfully, I am not getting younger, and the rugs on the floors just are not cutting it these days. I either have to stop the playing and laying or I have to find a better alternative.

    They are not as big as some I see being walked around the neighborhood, but my dogs do like to stretch out in some funny positions at times when they sleep and even when just relaxing around the villa. This bed would provide the ideal location for them to do that in comfort.

    As with many other things you buy, if you want quality that will last for the long haul, you have to be ready to pay more. The money you save over time plus having the right equipment makes this a good investment from my perspective. The materials, the size, and even the design have been well-thought out all spell quality.

    I agree with your assessment that this is the bed to buy for your dogs. My having two dogs means I will have to spend twice the money, as otherwise there will be some battles between us all as to who gets the Big Barker Pillow Top Bed…I do not want to go through this so will buy two.

    1. Christopher Mitchell Post author

      Hi Dave:

      I agree that playing on the floor is hard on the body. I’m of the age where I like things nice and soft!

      As they say, you get what you pay for and with the Big Barker that’s so true. Yes, it’s expensive but the quality and savings over time is worth it.

      I think you can look at the purchase as more than just buying something – it’s more like an investment.

      What kinds of dogs do you have?

  4. Gwendolyn J

    I think my Snowy (pit bull/dalmatian mix) would have loved this bed. She loved sleeping on one of my old blankets, but she was getting up there in age. I looked around local shops and online for a good bed for her for a long time, but I never found anything she liked as much as that blanket.

    If I had known about this Big Barker I would have found the money. I must have spent at least this much on beds that she barely sniffed or used only once or twice. She went to Doggy Heaven nearly 2 years ago and I miss her to pieces. I will be suggesting this bed to all my pet-parent friend. It is a good idea to have this available even before health issues appear. Preventatives are essential to keeping our fur-babies happy and healthy.

    Thanks for this review, and take care.

    Gwendolyn J

    1. Christopher Mitchell Post author

      Hi Gwendolyn:

      Thank you for your comments!

      I’m so sorry to hear about Snowy. I know how it is to loose a beloved pet.

      I think this bed is fantastic! Especially for those older dogs with orthopedic problems. And, the durability is awesome!

      Isn’t it funny how our pets like simple things like an old blanket? Bless their hearts!


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