Big Dog Mom's Review of the Backseat Barker SUV Bed

Stephanie from Big Dog Mom has struggled to find the best car travel bed for her Mastiffs to keep them comfortable while traveling. Throughout her bed buying journey, some beds haven’t been thick enough, some slide around and others don’t cover the cargo area, leaving her interior susceptible to scratches. During a recent 2,000 mile trip, Stephanie and her Mastiffs, Junior and Sulley put the Backseat Barker through its paces. Scoring this bed on ease of use, quality, durability, affordability, and the drool score. 


Watch the full review to see how it scored!


Sulley and Junior on Backseat Barker


Stephanie spent a lot of time trying to find the right dog bed for their Lincoln Navigator. She knew it had to be easy to clean and maintain while providing support and safety for her mastiffs. Before, she used a thin fabric liner until Junior ripped the zipper… more than nine times. Sewing the zipper back on and trying to stop the ripping wasn’t working. Then Stephanie got a Weathertech liner and despite some of the positives, it has provided little to no comfort for her pups.

She’s also noticed the Backseat Barker creates more stability for her dogs during twists and turns on the road, in part because the pillow wings protect the dogs from being pushed against the sides of the car.

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Her two Mastiffs, Sulley (5 years old) and Junior (3 years old) have required lots of attention and love, and how could you not love those sweet faces?

Big Dog Mom with Sulley and Junior


Stephanie was worried about her dogs joint health, especially when she would see them sprawled out on the hard ground. She began looking for a bed that could support her dogs — each weighing over 200 pounds. Luckily, Stephanie found Big Barker beds which not only give Sulley and Junior a comfortable place to sleep, but ensure they never feel the hard ground underneath them. 


Sulley and Junior on Big Barker Bed


Sulley and Junior have been using their Big Barkers for more than 5 years to help support their joints as they nap.

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