If you’re looking for a complete KONG Chew Resistant Dog Bed review to decide if it’s worth buying, I’ve got you covered!
Today, we’ll go over the top features and pros of this budget-friendly touch bed.
We’ll also see how the cons should impact your buying decision.
Ready to get started?
What is the KONG Chew Resistant Dog Bed
The KONG Chew-Resistant Heavy Duty Dog Bed markets itself as tough, chew-resistant bed that’s meant for large dogs.
While it’s not chew-proof, it claims to have “twice-as-strong fabric” designed to keep the stuffing inside.
Let’s take a look at the different colors quickly, then we’ll dive into our complete KONG Chew Resistant Dog Bed review.
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KONG Heavy-Duty Dog Bed Colors
The KONG bed comes in three different color choices: grey, blue, and red.
Since each color is a totally separate Amazon listing, use the list below to find the color you want.
Personally, I love the blue or the red. The grey is a little blah for me but if you prefer neutral tones, it’s a good pick.
I mention this now rather than under “features” because I find that it helps to open up the Amazon listing of something that I’m reading about. It’s easier for me to follow along that way.
If you’re the same, go ahead and do that now, then we’ll get started.
KONG Chew Resistant Dog Bed Review
Now that we’ve covered the very basics, let’s get into the features, pros and cons.
KONG Bed Features at a Glance
- Comes in one size: 40″x30″x6″
- Made of Polyester (both inside and out)
- Zipper on the bottom of the bed is harder for dogs to reach
- Cover is reversible, removable and machine-washable
- Handle on the top makes it easy to grab and go
- It’s chew-resistant (NOT chew-proof)
We’ll go over each of these in more detail in the pros and cons.
KONG Dog Bed Pros
The KONG dog bed has some fairly mixed reviews, so the pros and cons are pretty equally divided. Let’s look at the upsides first.
Large enough for most breeds
You’ll note down in the cons that I disagree with other reviews who say it’s great for ALL dog breed sizes, but unless you have a giant breed, it’s roomy enough.
Let’s be very, very clear right now: this is NOT a chew-proof bed.
That said, it is chew-resistant insomuch as it will resist light gnawing and digging by your dog.
The chew-resistance comes from the double-thick outer fabric combined with the fact that it just doesn’t feel as good to gnaw on as, say, a plush cover.
Removable cover that’s easy to clean
Dog beds get stinky, especially when they’re made of materials like polyester that aren’t naturally odor-resistant.
Thankfully, the KONG bed cover is easy enough to remove and toss in the washing machine.
You can also reverse it if you need to, although that’s not going to remove odors so much as hide stains.
Again, I should point out that water-resistant is not water-proof.
However, the double-thick poly material makes it harder for leaks to seep through to the bedding.
In other words, your puppy or senior dog’s mild accidents are fine, but if your dog outright pees on the bed, it’s going to seep through.
Extra features on the cover
Along with being removable, washable & water-resistant, the KONG bed’s cover has two other notable features that I like:
- A non-skid bottom keeps it from sliding all over the place.
- The top of the bed has a handy carrying handle.
Forget the fact that it’s not at all chew-proof, as it never claimed to be, and let’s focus on the real cons of the bed.
Not big enough for giant breeds
While it’s big enough for most dogs, I just don’t feel like it’s a good fit (literally and figuratively) for giant breeds like the Great Dane or Irish Wolfhound.
By comparison, Big Barker (a brand specifically made for large dogs) starts out at 48″x30″x7″, a full 8″ longer than the KONG.
Not ideal for heavy dogs, either
At 6″ deep, it’s also not a good fit for heavier breeds, like Newfies and Mastiffs, as they’ll just end up flattening it.
However, the KONG should be a comfortable fit for average large breeds like Labs, Shepherds & Huskies.
Polyfill material isn’t supportive
The polyester filling just isn’t good for older dogs, arthritic pups, or any dog that needs extra support in a bed.
In those cases, you’re so much better off going with an orthopedic dog bed, especially since you can find them for around the same price (or cheaper).
It’s pricey for what it is
I have no problem recommending an expensive dog bed…when the price fits the actual value.
In the case of the KONG bed, I don’t feel like the value justifies the price, especially when I can find memory foam dog beds for around the same cost.
Although the KONG Chew Resistant Dog Bed reviews on Amazon seem fairly split down the middle, I still feel it’s a decent option for mild chewers.
Just remember, chew-resistant is NOT the same thing as chew-proof and you’ll be fine!
Honestly, though, it’s not my favorite bed by a mile and I do feel like you’d be better off with a memory foam bed.
Curious to know which beds are my favorite? Check out this table:
Still, I know that there are plenty of people who don’t like memory foam for whatever reason! If you’re one of them, this is a good option.
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Last update on 2022-10-01 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API