Real beds change lives... here's the proof!

In a clinical study conducted by University of Pennsylvania, owners of large dogs reported the following health benefits after using the Big Barker for just 28 days.

17.5% Improvement in joint function
21.6% reduction in pain severity
12.5% reduction in joint stiffness
9.6% improvement in gait
15.1% improvement to quality of life

Big Barker VS. Normal Dog Beds

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Big Barker

Big Barker’s proprietary blend of triple-layer OrthoMedic™ Foam supports big dogs as they sink in, wrapping their joints in top-layer comfort foam. The core layer provides a small amount of give, sustaining comfort and preventing him from hitting the hard floor.

Normal Dog Bed

Normal, mass-produced dog beds are typically made with cheap polyfill or memory foam, which immediately collapses under a big dog’s body weight. With no core support layer, your dog’s joints press directly into the hard floor, creating uncomfortable pressure points.

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"Our Big Barker has not flattened AT ALL which is amazing because I bought a few beds before this that flattened in just a few weeks. I cannot speak more highly on how much I absolutely love this bed and this company."
"Because of Piper’s knee surgery, she needs a bed that supports her joints and reduces pain! Big Barker beds are clinically proven to reduce pain and stiffness, improve gait and joint function, and help dogs sleep better. Piper deserves the best!”
"Owning large breed dogs I’m always worried about their joints. They can rest peacefully on their Big Barker Dog Bed. It's so supportive of their bodies, super comfortable, big enough for them to snuggle up together and easy to clean. Can’t recommend it enough!"
"Our Big Barker is the only bed that still looks brand new after years of consistent use and allows our now six year old Bernese to still walk and play like a puppy!"
"My huskies love this bed! I feel like they get more restful sleep & it has helped keep stiff joints away. They have been using it for over 6 months & there isn't any worn out or broken in places!"
"LOVE our Big Barker bed! Honestly I can say that I recommend this dog bed because it provides REAL support for your dog. Taking care of their joints from a young age is so important and I know that with Big Barker, Harry is taken care of."

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Bigger dogs require higher standards.

Click to see how we compare with normal dog beds

Big Barker

Normal Dog Beds

Proven Joint Support

Big enough for big dogs

Made in USA

Warranty

10 Years

None

Trial Period

1 Year

None

“The best bed for big dogs”

"Our favorite bed...well worth the investment"

“The 'Rolls Royce of dog beds'...they're worth every penny”

“It's heaven...a ridiculously comfortable sleep spot for canines”

“Your dog will turn into your teenager with Big Barker—never leaving the bed”

“The Big Barker bed is a smart option for weary and ailing dogs”

“That’s a darn good warranty, considering some pet companies don’t offer guarantees or refunds”

“Ginormous bed…ideal for large breeds who want their own space for snoozing”

“Our experts recommend Big Barker’s bed for extra-large dogs & older big dogs”

Trusted Vets
Trust Big Barker.

"Big Barker dog beds have changed not only what we think of as a “dog bed” but also how we’re now able to care for our patients through all stages of their life—from puppy to geriatric. "

Dr. John Waterhouse, DVM

Veterinary Teaching Academy

Boulder, CO

"Big Barker is the only dog bed brand I’ve come across that is backed by science."

Dr. Marcus Dela Cruz, DVM

The Friendly Vet

Berkeley, CA

"As a veterinarian, I see a lot of dogs with mobility issues. This bed has really been able to help a lot of dogs improve their comfort and help reduce pressure sores."

Dr. Alex Portanova, DVM

Evolution Vet

Denver, CO

"Our hospital got this bed to make acupuncture and rehabilitation appointments more comfortable for our senior patients."

Dr. Kimberly Couch, DVM

West Asheville Family Vet

Asheville, NC

"For large dogs with a higher risk of developing orthopedic diseases because of their size, having a bed that is specifically designed to not only help your dogs sleep better, but also have a better quality of life is truly priceless."

Dr. Valerie Morales Coll

Southern Arizona Vets

Tucson, AZ

“Big Barker beds are designed for big dogs with big and fragile joints. As a veterinarian, I know firsthand that large and giant dogs need extra joint support.”

Dr. Matt Schiffman

Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital

Monmouth County, NJ

life activated

Less joint pain. More mobility. Read real stories of how Big Barker is helping big dogs live longer, more engaged, more enjoyable lives.

Arthritis
When it Came to Arthritis,
Big Barker Really Gave Murphy
the Relief He Needed.

At only 3 years old, Murphy has a range of joint issues, including arthritis. But his Big Barker lets him get enough rest so that he can live life to the fullest.

“When we first got Murphy, he couldn’t sit properly. There were no park walks or mountain runs—he was in a lot of pain, and it was evident.”

“We worked with an orthopedic surgeon for two years to get him to his current state. He had three leg surgeries. Both hind legs had torn ACLs that needed repair. His elbow bones did not fuse properly, and the surgeon removed a piece of floating bone from the elbow that was causing him to limp.”

Murphy

Hip Dysplasia
Since he started sleeping on a Big Barker, Motley’s hip dysplasia doesn’t hold him back.

“When he was a year-and-a-half old, Motley tore his cranial cruciate ligament, so we had that fixed. At the time, they did rads of his hips and told us that he was showing early signs of hip dysplasia, and that within a year or two he would have full-blown hip dysplasia. They were pretty much right on. I would say at around age three his hip dysplasia really came in hot and heavy.”

Motley

Recovery
Cash was run over by a car and was struggling to recoup fully from his injuries. Then he got a Big Barker.

“After the accident it was like watching him walk around like a cripple every day. He used to be a friendly dog, but when he would wake up he’d be cranky. I didn’t like the way he acted on pain medicine. He didn’t want to eat. It didn’t look like it was mentally working for him—he was kind of loopy.”

Cash

Slowing Down
When it Came to Arthritis,
Big Barker Really Gave Murphy
the Relief He Needed.

At only 3 years old, Murphy has a range of joint issues, including arthritis. But his Big Barker lets him get enough rest so that he can live life to the fullest.

“When we first got Murphy, he couldn’t sit properly. There were no park walks or mountain runs—he was in a lot of pain, and it was evident.”

“We worked with an orthopedic surgeon for two years to get him to his current state. He had three leg surgeries. Both hind legs had torn ACLs that needed repair. His elbow bones did not fuse properly, and the surgeon removed a piece of floating bone from the elbow that was causing him to limp.”

Major

Dogs can't talk, but people can!

Watch what dog lovers say when they’re asked to lay on both a Big Barker and a normal dog bed.

Eric bluntly demonstrates the difference between a normal bed & a REAL bed for dogs.

We perform well under pressure.

With a triple-layer foam structure, the Big Barker bed prevents painful pressure points, resulting in better naps, better nights and better years for your big dog.

These are images taken by a pressure map sensor when a large dog tried 3 different types of dog beds.

Big Barker

No Pressure Points Whatsoever

BIG BARKER: The orthopedic foam structure distributes weight evenly and eliminates pressure points.

Normal Dog Bed

Pressure points (Red and Yellow areas) create massive discomfort

4 INCH MEMORY FOAM BEDS: These beds exhibited dramatic pressure points in all common resting positions.

POLYFILL “PILLOW” BED: Complete collapse of the bed structure causes dogs to suffer from severe and dramatic pressure points.

Big Barker

No Pressure Points Whatsoever

BIG BARKER: The orthopedic foam structure distributes weight evenly and eliminates pressure points.

Normal Dog Bed #1

Pressure points (Red and Yellow areas) create massive discomfort

4 INCH MEMORY FOAM BEDS: These beds exhibited dramatic pressure points in all common resting positions.

Normal Dog Bed #2

Pressure points (Red and Yellow areas) create massive discomfort

POLYFILL “PILLOW” BED: Complete collapse of the bed structure causes dogs to suffer from severe and dramatic pressure points.

This extreme comfort is only possible with our handcrafted 3-stage construction using our proprietary blend of American-Made foam.

Two layers of H10 comfort foam sandwich the otherwise inflexible H45 high-density support foam core.

The H45 layer can support 180 pounds per square inch—more than enough to comfortably support up to 300 pounds of dog weight—while the H10 layers provide a soft landing for your sweet pup.

This deliberate scientific calibration creates a more comfortable existence for big dogs: supporting their pressure curve, preventing joints from sinking into the floor, and relieving pressure points.

Guaranteed to protect for at least 10 years.

Sick and tired of dog beds that flatten like pancakes?

So were we. That’s why we designed Big Barker with the highest quality, triple-layer, American-made foam to outlast every other dog bed on the market.

We guarantee that your Big Barker will support your big dog for at least 10 years, retaining at least 90% of its original shape, size and supportive power, or we'll replace it for free.

With Big Barker, there’s always more to love.

Stays Cool
Stays Cool

Big Barker only uses “open cell” foam, which allows air to move freely through the bed. Other materials, like memory foam, are “closed cell,” which trap hot air between your dog and the bed.

Easy To Clean
Easy To Clean

Up to 150 inches of zipper surrounding 75% of each bed makes it easy for you to remove Big Barker’s non-shrink covers and throw them in the washing machine.

Durable Covers
Durable Covers

Our covers are constructed with the toughest microsuede fabric, which holds up against digging and scores 100,000 or higher on the Wyzenbeek Abrasion test—the standard for measuring a fabric’s ability to withstand surface wear from rubbing.

Height Health Advantage
Height Health Advantage

Particularly in cases of SEVERE joint, nerve or skeletal problems, our elevated 7-inch height health-advantage allows your dog to "walk off" their Big Barker, not struggle to raise themselves from the "grounded start" provided by normal dog beds.

No Out Gassing
No Out Gassing

We use better ingredients and take better care of our foam than our competitors do. With a Big Barker, you’ll never get that nasty “chemical” smell that irritates the skin, nose, and eyes of both dogs and humans alike.

Waterproof Liners
Waterproof Liners

Our impenetrable, machine-washable waterproof liners are made from the same soft, quiet material used in hospital-grade mattresses. Add as an optional upgrade to protect your Big Barker from fluids 24/7.

Your Dog Loves it...
...Or You Don't Pay

Eric Shannon, Founder

"I trust this bed with my own dog's health. Try it for a year. If you don't feel the same sense of pride as I do when you see your own dog resting peacefully on their new bed, let me know, and you won't pay a penny."