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While they taut their “10-year, “can’t flatten, won’t flatten” warranty,” how long does a Big Barker Dog Bed last… really?

I purchased my first Big Barker Bed back in 2015 – 2016, making this sleek version bed the oldest dog bed in my house, approximately 8.5 years old.  

With daily use by two 200+ pound Mastiffs, washing the cover weekly, and moving from a warm, dry climate (Arizona) to Michigan, today we are going to pull back the cover and see how well the Big Barker foam has held up in 8+ years. 

Pet Products For Large Dogs

Most pet products are simply not made to withstand the beating a giant dog can inflict. The product graveyard in my garage is proof of that fact, sadly.

Big Barker Dog Bed Long-Term Review with two Mastiffs by Big Dog Mom
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Whether they are made with cheap materials, in a careless cheap way, or are completely outsourced to China, high-quality, durable products designed for large dogs are VERY hard to find.  

Hence, BDM’s Favorites is a highly curated shortlist.  The fall off of products that have failed in my testing is long, and growing longer every day. 

Unfortunately, the sum of all of the money I’ve spent on these failed products is the sunk cost of dog ownership

Yet, like the success rate of new businesses, less than 1 in 10 products that claim to be made for large dogs truly last for the long term in the Big Dog Mom house. 

Big Barker Dog Bed 10-Year Warranty

From the Big Barker website, they state:

Every Big Barker is handmade by experienced furniture craftsmen in our small, sunlit workshops in Delaware and Pennsylvania. We’re proud to offer you the reassurance of a truly American-made product. Our key ingredient? Super supportive and durable American-made foam. We wouldn’t have it any other way because you and your dog deserve the very best.

Big Barker Dog Beds

While I don’t believe it is just the foam that sets Big Barker apart, it is the foam that transforms this dog bed into a therapeutic, orthopedic dog bed clinically proven to reduce pain and inflammation in large and giant breed dogs.  

In this study, conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, dog owners reported that the Big Barker bed “reduced joint pain and stiffness, improved joint function and gait, and led to improved nighttime restfulness in large dogs with arthritis.”

And while this is terrific news, my guess is this study was not conducted on 8+-year-old dog beds.

But could they have used older, used dog beds?  Would the results of this study be the same if they were using my OG Big Barker purchased in 2016? 

Big Barker seems to suggest the answer is yes with their 10-year warranty:

Our 10-year, “can’t flatten, won’t flatten” warranty guarantees that your dog’s bed will not flatten and will retain at least 90% of its shape or we replace the foam for free for 10 entire years! Just contact us with a picture and we’ll have a new piece of foam to you in no time.

Please note, the warranty does not cover damage to the bed covers or any damage caused by chewing.

big barker dog beds

Watch the following video to see how this nearly 9-year-old dog bed has stood the test of time and the weight of two giant 200+ pound Mastiffs.

VIDEO:  Do Big Barker Dog Beds Flatten? Putting Their 10-Year Warranty To the Test

The latest on Youtube:

Big Barker Dog Bed Long-Term Review 

Before Big Barker, I was stuck in the slow financial drain of CCC (Cheap Crap From China) with a new dog bed every few months. 

How long does a big barker last - 9 year test - by big dog mom

They would flatten almost immediately, be impossible to clean, and begin to stink up the room after just a week. In other words, they were a total waste of money.

Big Barker beds, on the other hand, have performed even better than I could have imagined nearly 9 years ago!  They are an investment, but one well worth your money!

Let me put it this way, if you are looking for a dog bed that will remain as supportive and look as beautiful as the day you purchased it, I highly recommend you consider Big Barker!

In addition to their 10-Year warranty, they give you a 1 year, 365-day trial as well: Your dog loves it, or you don’t pay!

If you want to learn more about Big Barker Dog Beds with an unboxing and deeper dive into the foam and materials they use, check out the following posts and videos right now:

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