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Is a 40 x 40 bed big enough for a female Golden?

I have an 8 week old puppy so I went ahead and bought it so she will be able to use it for awhile. But I was wondering will that be big enough when she is full grown? It was pretty and on sale for $12 so its no biggie if I have to get a larger one for her later on. Just wondering what size your full grown Goldens use.
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Depends, my golden likes to sit snug in his bed but a 40x40 would do fine. Most goldens I have seen will find there self in any size bed, big or small--if there is a will there is a way.
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Hank has a 29x39 Kuranda Bed, he fits fine (he's 70 lbs.). He usually prefers the cool floor in the summer and the hearth rug in the winter though.

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We haven't bought Bear a bed yet. He's content to steal our pillows and sleep on them. Last night he chose to smoosh up and lay on my body pillow folded in half (so it was maybe 2.5 feet long). He was the happiest puppy in the world. We did get him a 36" crate pad which he's FINALLY started sleeping on. Normally he just pushes it aside and sleeps on the plastic crate tray.

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A puppy will have just as much fun tearing up a 40x40 bed as any other size!


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A puppy will have just as much fun tearing up a 40x40 bed as any other size!
So true!

To the OP, I would make sure to keep an eye on her to make sure she doesn't chew on the bed if and when she gets bored.

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Bella's is 40" x 30" and she is pretty much full grown now. She can stretch out on it as long as she centers herself properly. She doesn't seem to care if half her body hangs off the edge anyway. She uses is every day, and has never chewed it.

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I agree with Jtpllc in that the size honestly doesn't seem to matter. I had beds that were large for the pups, they have had mats that they dwarfed. In the end all were removed because they found a way to eat them or just tear them up, so mine right now, sleep on the floor. We are keeping our fingers crossed as they age, they will stop this and will be allowed beds again.

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Yeah, Ella has been wanting to chew and play with it instead of sleep on it. Lol. Right now Ella and my Italian Greyhound, Chance, are napping and Chance is in Ella's bed and Ella is in his small bed hanging off sleeping.
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