Two weeks ago Scruffs were kind enough to send out their highland dog bed for us to review as part of our best dog beds range.
Our canine reviewer is an energetic 18 month old beagle who is a committed chewer of all things he can get his jaws around so I wasn’t particularly optimistic about the beds chances of survival.
However, two weeks later it is still usable, while it has lost a considerable amount of its green coloured stuffing it is nowhere near as dishevelled as previous beds have been in less than two weeks.
That said, if your dog is a vigorous chewer this bed probably shouldn’t be top of your list, it is more suited to docile dogs with less active jaws!
In terms of comfort though the Scruffs highland dog bed really has shone.
Our dog is a dog who loves a comfy spot.
Give him a fraction of a chance and he will jump up on the sofa and make himself comfortable.
His perfect evening consists of curling up on the sofa with us and a good film. So it came as a big surprise to us when, at 8:30pm on the first evening he had the new bed, he was nowhere to be seen in the lounge.
It didn’t take long for us to find him in the kitchen sprawled on his Scruffs bed, it was far more comfortable than our sofa so he had decided that staying there was preferential.
On another occasion for some reason (I think we were about to do some hoovering) we put the bed on top of his cage. I left the room for a few minutes and came back to find him sat in his bed on top of his cage exactly like the famous Beagle Snoopy!
Since then Rufus has also developed a new habit, he’s a social dog who likes to be with people, he also loves the Scruffs bed, so instead of spending every evening on his own in the kitchen in his comfy new bed he has developed a new strategy.
He pulls the entire bed out of his cage, out of the kitchen, down the hallway and into the lounge before proudly depositing it on the middle of the rug. He then climbs into it and enjoys both our company and the comfort of his bed at the same time.
Clearly he loves it.
He’s never done this before with any of the other four or five beds he’s been through in the short nine months that he’s been living with us.
I’m sure Rufus would rate this bed as being high quality 5 star product.
Personally as the person responsible for buying new beds and cleaning up all the fluff he pulls out of them I would say as mentioned before it’s velour fabric is not the most durable or dog resistant.
Realistically I expect it will be usable for around one more month before we will have to consider replacing it.
However bear in mind that Rufus is a particularly energetic and excitable dog and when he is left alone he occupies himself by chewing vigorously so if your dog is a bit calmer, smaller, or less energetic this bed could be a good choice.
In terms of appearance the Scruffs Highland dog bed is clearly highland inspired with its distinct highland print and recycled green stuffing it is the kind of dog bed you would expect to see being advertised by a Scotty dog.
Final verdict: if your dog is not a big chewer then get it, they will love it. If your dog is a chewer don’t get it because it won’t last long, instead try an indestructible dog bed.
Ronnie is the JugDog site editor and a dog expert who has lived and worked with dogs his entire life. Living in St. Helens, UK with his wife son and Jug Dog Jeff Ronnie spends most of time researching the answers to the burning questions of the dog community as well as reviewing the latest and greatest dog products.
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