Looking for something a bit more stylish than the average dog bed? If so, one of these seven cute dog beds - including shark, boat and bunk beds - could be a great choice.
Most dog beds are functional rather than stylish. They are designed to provide a comfortable sleep and cope with occasional chewing and digging - but they usually aren't pretty.
Don't despair if you want a bed with a little more style though. There are plenty of cute beds on the market, including those made to look like boats, sharks and sofas.
While these beds are often only suitable for smaller dogs (like the options on this page), there are a surprising range of novelty options to suit almost any taste. I don't recommend cute beds for dogs with special requirements - such as orthopedic joint support (see here) or chew-proof exteriors (see here) - but for the average small breed they can be a decent option.
Don't get seduced by style alone though. The bed must be big enough for your pup, comfortable to sleep in, and safe for daily use. It also needs to be durable and easy to wash - otherwise it won't last long!
With that in mind, here are seven funny dog beds that your pup will love. And if you want to learn more about choosing the best bed, check out my full guide here.
Cute or funny dog beds can be wonderful additions to the home - but they probably won't provide the same support or durability as a regular option (although there are exceptions). The various styles also suit different sleeping styles and breed sizes.
For this reason, make sure you read each mini-review to find a bed that's right for your pet. Let's get started!
Let's start with one of the silliest products on this list: the HotelPaw Shark Pet House. It's a bed designed for laughs rather than function, with an angry shark face and two rows of soft "teeth. It'll certainly be a talking point when you have visitors!
Despite the novelty design, the Shark Pet House isn't just for fun. The cave-style interior is great for pets who enjoy burrowing, while the soft pillow provides a comfortable sleeping surface. It also has a removable cushion for easier cleaning.
Like most cute dog beds, the Shark Pet House is designed for smaller breeds. There are two sizes - small and medium - but even the medium is only suitable for breeds such as Pomeranians and Shih Tzus.
There are a few drawbacks. The sides are soft, so the bed can easily collapse if your dog gets on-top. When this happens, you'll need to manually put it back into the correct position. The cover can also only be either cold machine-washed or hand washed.
Even so, the Shark Pet House is a great choice for burrowers and has a brilliant shark design. If you're looking for a novelty bed for a small breed, it's an option to consider.
One of my favorite options for "cuddlers" is the Deep Dish Cuddler. This pink bed is made by Best Friends by Sheri, and features a large bolster and wonderfully comfortable design. If your dog likes to snuggle when sleeping, it's a great option.
A useful feature is that the entire bed can go into the wash. This makes it easy to maintain - especially compared to hand-washing. The bed also has a waterproof bottom, which can be handy if your pet has an accident.
There are two sizes available: Standard and Jumbo. The Standard is designed for dogs up to 25lbs, while Jumbo can support pets up to 35lbs. This means it's suitable for much larger dogs than many novelty beds.
As you've probably guessed, the Deep Dish Cuddler is designed for pets that like to sleep in a curled up position. If your pet likes to stretch out, it's probably not the best choice. It's also not designed to withstand heavy chewing.
Despite these drawbacks, the Cuddler is a great bed. It's also available in a variety of colors to suit your home's interior.
The Little Dove Pet Teepee is a stylish option with an enclosed design and machine-washable canvas. If you're looking for a cute bed for a small dog, but want something with more style than a shark or hot dog bed, it's a great choice.
Despite the teepee design, the Little Dove is simple to put together without tools. It can also be folded down for travelling, and the cover is machine washable.
A potential issue is that there's just one size available. It's only suitable for dogs up to 15lbs, mainly due to the relatively small 20" diameter, but still provides a spacious interior for mini breeds.
Another downside is the standard version doesn't come with a cushion. You can buy a 24" cushion separately, or use your own cushion to provide extra padding, but this adds to the cost.
There's no doubt it's a stylish bed with a high-quality design though. It has a luxurious appearance and is great for dogs that like sleeping undercover. The bed is also durable and built to last (see my page on dog teepee beds for more examples of this style).
If you're looking for a luxurious bed for a slightly bigger pup than most novelty options, the Enchanted Home Pet Dreamcatcher could be a great choice. It features a stylish sofa-style design and is suitable for dogs up to 30lbs - plus it looks great in living rooms.
Aside from the attractive design, the Dreamcatcher has a washable cushion cover and fully upholstered construction. The wood feet also slightly lift the bed off the floor, which can make it easier to climb onto for older pets.
A downside is that only the cushion cover can be removed for machine washing - the rest of the bed needs to be spot cleaned. It's also an expensive option and the cushion is harder than many other options.
Even so, the high-quality construction and stylish design make it a brilliant luxury bed.
For homes with a pair of small dogs, the Petsfit Wooden Pet bed could be a great option. It's an attractive wooden bunk bed that's designed for pets under 15lbs and is available in two sizes.
One of the great things about this product is the quality of the construction. The cedar panels are thicker than you expect from a dog bed and it's easy to put together in around 30-45 minutes. The excellent quality also means it should last a long time.
It's important to note that mats or soft bedding aren't included with this bed - you need to buy them separately. The enclosed design of each "bunk" also means there isn't much room to spread out, so double check the size before you buy.
If you have two small dogs who enjoy their own space, the Petsfit Wooden Pet Bed is an option to consider. It's also very cute!
If your pet is a burrower, the Ethical Pets Sleep Zone Cuddle Cave is a great alternative to the shark bed above. It features a comfortable plush interior and durable design, so it's brilliant for dogs that like to snuggle into warm and soft bedding. It also has an understated design - yet still looks cute when your dog snuggles inside.
It's worth noting that the sides are not designed to stand up. Instead, the Sleep Zone Cave is built so dogs can burrow into it, which is great if your pet enjoys extra security.
Like the Deep Dish Cuddler, the entire bed is machine washable. It's also designed to keep its shape when washed and is made from pet-safe materials.
A downside is that it's only suitable for very small dogs. The manufacturer recommends the bed for pets up to 10lbs, so it's only an option for miniature breeds or a puppy.
For small dogs that like to burrow, however, it's one of the best on the market.
The JOYELF is an attractive bed with a supportive interior filling, stylish boat design and a plush surface.
One of the great things about this bed is the quality of materials. The exterior is made from plush suede, while the filling is ultra-soft cotton for added comfort. There's also a non-slip bottom and waterproof coating, which can be useful if your pet has an accident.
Like many soft beds, the JOYELF has a removable cover that can be machine washed. It also comes with a cute "life buoy" toy which complements the ship theme.
When it comes to size, the JOYELF is suitable for breeds like miniature poodles, chihuahuas, pugs and dachshunds. It's not big enough for medium-size breeds, but the low walls means dogs can stretch out if they desire.
A downside is that only the cushion cover can go in the wash. The rest of the bed should be spot cleaned. The cushion also isn't thick enough to support heavy dogs, although for small breeds (without joint problems) it should be good enough.
Dog beds don't need to be dull. There are plenty of designer, cute or funny beds on the market - and many still provide a comfortable sleeping spot for your pup.
Your dog's comfort always comes first though. Don't buy a bed just because it looks cute - it needs to be supportive, durable and comfortable too!
I hope this article has helped you find a cute dog bed for your home. If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave them in the comments form below.
About the Author: Richard Cross
Richard is a journalist who specialises in dog behavior. He's written hundreds of articles and books related to dogs, including for the Continental Kennel Club, Dog Fest (the UK's biggest dog festival) and various veterinary surgeries. When he's not spending time with Jess and Rudy (his beloved Labrador and Golden Retrievers), he enjoys reading, hiking and watching sports.