The Whippet, much like his big brother, the Greyhound is a calm and mild-mannered dog breed with a reasonably lazy attitude towards life, interspersed with moments of utter energy.
A medium-sized pooch, the Whippet is the fastest dog breed of his size, able to run at speeds of up to thirty-five miles per hour, but most of the time he’d far rather be hanging out with his human.
A very short-coated breed, this makes for incredibly easy upkeep as he requires very little grooming, and doesn’t molt much at all. One of the cutest and most loving dog breeds around, why not treat your four-legged-friend by buying him one of the best dog beds for Whippets!
However, this does mean that you need to consider his warmth more than you would for a big old fluffball.
1. American Kennel Club Orthopedic
This bolster dog bed from American Kennel Club is generously padded, probably one of the best dog beds for whippets that tend to get cold easily, with the added benefit of a fully supportive orthopedic foam to keep your pooch in optimum health.
If you’re the proud owner of an older Whippet or one that suffers from joint issues then this bed, with a low step-up, and supportive cushioning this could be a great addition to your home!
The non-skid base means that you don’t have to worry about your cheeky little pup dragging this all over your house, he can try, but he won’t get very far!
Weighing in at a lightweight 2.2 lbs, this bed is an ideal choice for any kind of travel, from making the quick trip to the grocery store more comfortable to going on epic road trips across the entire country!
The stylish design is bound to fit in, or at the very least – not detract from your home’s decor, with classy burgundy, gray, or taupe to choose from.
- Supportive orthopedic foam
- Non-skid base
- Stylish design
- Machine washable and tumble dry safe
- High bolster cushions
- Cushion flattens quickly
- After washing the filling gets lumpy
- Sizing runs small
- Not very durable
- Tears easily if your pup is destructive
2. Coolaroo Elevated Dog Bed
This elevated pet bed is one of the best beds for Whippets that aren’t into the squishy and fluffy kind of beds, if you happen to live in a warmer climate then this is going to be especially popular with your little pooch!
Having a comfy dog bed for your four-legged friend in your home is great, it gives your dog his own cozy little pup living room but you need to remember that your dog wants and needs to be outdoors for plenty of time during the day.
If you have an enclosed yard that your dog can hang out in, then this bed will not only give him some nice patio furniture, but it also helps to protect them from the dangers lurking in the grass such as fleas, mites, and worm eggs
With a strong frame, and a fabric base made from high-density polyethylene this bed is perfect for a lightweight breed and will correct care should stand the test of time.
- Flea and mite resistant
- All around air flow keeps your pet cool
- Easy to clean
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
- Strong powder coated steel frame
- Connectors aren’t as strong as the frame
- Fabric is sun damaged when left outdoors
- Bed isn’t 100% stable
- Legs bend when heavier breeds hop on
- Needs two people to assemble
3. FurHaven Pet Dog Bed
This plush, faux fur, rounded dog bed is filled with a recycled poly fiberfill will keep Fido happy and cozy, if you’re the owner of a dog that is always trying to jump on the bed or couch – well, when you get this bed – he’ll prefer to stay in this than hang out with you. In fact, you might even become jealous of their cozy digs!
Featuring high bolsters all-around your pooch can enjoy great head and neck support, but don’t worry – if you’ve got an older fella or if he has stiff joints, there is a cutout step in area so that he doesn’t have to struggle.
Choose from fifteen colors, with camel, chocolate, clay, cream, dark espresso, espresso, forest, gray, jade green, java brown, lavender, midnight blue, pink, smoke gray, and twilight all of the fabulous colors you have to choose from.
- Ultra-plush faux fur cover is machine washable
- Front cut out for easy access
- 30-day warranty
- Fifteen color options
- Recycled poly fiber fill
- Sizing runs small
- Zipper isn’t the toughest
- Not as supportive as expected
- Arrives flattened due to packaging
- Washing can shrink the cover
4. K&H Dog Bed
This cube-shaped dog bed from K&H Pet Products gives your Whippet a great big pillow style bed to flop on and hang out.
With a super fluffy cover for extra comfort, you can easily keep this bed in tip-top condition with regular washing, and it’s as easy as zipping off the cover and throwing it in the wash!
The nonslip base not only protects your floors from zip scratches, but it also helps your home to stay looking tidy, especially if you have a playful Whippet that likes to take a flying leap into his bed!
If you happen to have multiple pets/dogs in your household, this bed also comes in other sizes so that everyone can have their own zone without feeling left out, or like their pup pals are getting the better bed.
Coming with a limited one year warranty, you should double-check what this covers as many companies only cover manufacturing error, and rarely would this include wear and tear or damage due to a destructive pooch.
- Non slip base
- Removable cover is machine washable
- Impressive 12 inch thickness
- One year limited warranty
- Multiple sizes available
- Cover sheds a lot
- Flattens quickly
- Not as firm as expected
- Definitely not the bed for chewers
- Zipper could be better quality
5. Milliard Memory Foam Dog Bed
This simple rectangular memory foam dog bed is perfect for use in crates, or simply if you want a more classic dog bed that doesn’t take up a bunch of room.
The cover is made from antimicrobial waterproof fabric and is also machine washable, having said that – when washing the non-slip dots on the base of the bed, of which there seem to be hundreds of the tiny little things, come loose and get absolutely everywhere.
Relieve your Whippets aching joints after a long hike, or fun-filled day of playing fetch at the park with this orthopedic memory foam bed!
The cover is hailed as being waterproof thanks to a super-duper TPU coating, however, I’d say it’s more water-resistant.
Either that, or the waterproof effect wears away a touch with washing.
Multiple sizes to choose from, with small, medium, large, and extra-large – we’d recommend the medium size for the average-sized Whippet!
- Antimicrobial waterproof cover
- Non slip base
- Machine wash safe
- Great support with memory foam base
- Perfect for use in a crate
- Anti slip dots fall off over time
- Cover isn’t the strongest fabric
- Mattress breaks apart with use
- More water resistant than waterproof
- Zipper isn’t strong enough
The bed that ticked all of the boxes for us was the Furhaven Pet NAP Oval Lounger Bed for Dogs with an incredibly cozy ultra plush faux fur cover making for the softest sleeping area, and one that will keep your short coated whippet nice and warm.
Featuring a removable cover for easy washing, the sleeping area of the bed is a separate cushion that can also be removed and washed easily.
If you’re picky about dog beds, then perhaps this one will be a touch easier for you with fifteen colors to choose from, surely there’s something for everybody!