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Golden Retriever LL Bean Bed
On the farm we have had three golden retrievers over my lifetime and have tried many beds. The LL Bean Premium Dog Bed Set Rectangular is by far the best. My golden's always liked to lay on these and sometimes hang their heads off the beds. As older goldens 9-12, they became more sensitive to heat, generally panted more and spent most of the day and night sleeping. They prefer the cold floor, laying under the main house door, or even on an enclosed porch at 35 degrees for hours. All of our older golden's ended up on these beds. They are very durable and are easy to clean. Our latest golden is 11 and he had started having seizures before we had him fully diagnosed. The clean up from the urination and defecation was simple.
I have used expensive memory foam beds(even from LL Bean) and also the beds where the dog lays on a suspended canvas. They laid on these, but all my dogs preferred the LL Bean with the regular mattress.
Presently we own three of these beds, one in a bedroom, one in the living room and one on the porch. Teddy is a happy old timer.
My only other advice is to let any large breed dog get passed his chewing phase before introducing a bed. Luckily, goldens are not on the fanatical side of chewing things up!