Cane Corso is a large breed of dog that weighs around 45-50kg. Their sleeping patterns and habits differ according to age, with younger dogs requiring more sleep than adults. Therefore, choosing a suitable dog bed is essential for their overall comfort and health. Supportive dog beds are most suitable for Cane Corso, and the recommended size for a dog bed is around 130cm x 90cm.
However, there are other factors to consider as well. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a dog bed for your Cane Corso:
Factors to consider:
Size and Weight:
Size and weight are crucial factors. The size of the dog bed for puppies is generally 70cm x 50cm, while weight of the dog bed used for puppies is generally 1kg ; The size of dog bed for adult dogs should be 130cm x 90cm, while the weight of the dog bed used for adult dogs should be around 5-6kg.
The hardness of the dog bed used for puppies should be relatively soft, while the hardness of the dog bed used for adult dogs should be gradually increased. Buying the wrong size dog bed can easily lead to Cane Corso joint/back/hip muscle problems.
Cane Corso preferred sleeping position is usually curled up. Therefore, a bed that provides a comfortable and secure environment is ideal. It is important for the pet to move and stretch out comfortably on the sleeping area. Accordingly, there should be enough room to move freely towards the edge.
The natural sleeping and resting position of the dog should not be restricted, and should always be supported. It must be possible to take pressure off the dog’s body and keep the spine straight. Many dogs also like to be able to nestle down, whereby the design increases comfort.
When it comes to quality, you should make sure that the dog bed is scratch and bite resistant and robust. The dogs have a distinct play instinct and sometimes they rave around in their dog bed. That is why it is important to choose a material that is particularly hard-wearing so that you can enjoy your dog bed for a long time.
The more hard-wearing, stable and robust the material is, the longer the dog can enjoy his dog bed. To make it easy and regular cleaning possible, it is an advantage if the cover can be removed. In this way, you can not only wipe it off, but wash it completely. With a high textile content, moisture, body fluids or dirt tend to collect, which is difficult to remove. Therefore, beds with a relatively smooth surface and a low textile content are most suitable.
For easier care and cleaning it is crucial that a dog bed is washable, the covers can be changed accordingly and the mattress or upholstery cushion can also be replaced if necessary. Some models allow washing in the washing machine. The fabric of cover and edges should be well made and of high quality. Tight seams and an abrasion-resistant, robust materials allow longer use, are easier to clean and also prove to be a more comfortable option due to a stable base.The bed material should be durable and able to withstand the rough activity of Cane Corso.
For small dogs, a bed with protective side walls is recommended. Comfort is an important factor to consider, and the bed should be made of soft, comfortable, and breathable material.
When it comes to choosing the material for a dog bed for a Cane Corso, it is essential to consider the different seasons. During the warmer months, it is best to utilize breathable, lightweight fabrics such as linen or polyester. These materials allow air to circulate throughout the bed, keeping the dog cool and comfortable in the heat. However, in colder months, it is necessary to use thicker and warmer materials, such as sheepskin or PP cotton. These materials provide insulation and warmth during the winter months, ensuring the dog remains comfortable and cozy.
Additionally, dogs in different environments (e.g. humid countryside or dry city) require varying bed materials to suit their needs. Ultimately, the bed material should align with the dog’s comfort preferences, while also meeting their seasonal needs.
Materials to Consider:
For different materials, some dogs can prefer smooth material while some prefer soft and fluffy ones. Additionally, as with all large breeds, the Cane Corso is prone to joint issues, like hip and elbow dysplasia, arthritis, and so on. While you don’t necessarily have to go all out with an orthopedic bed when they’re young, it’s not a bad idea to do so if your budget allows.
Orthopedic foam, cushion bed, and solid wood structure bed are other materials to consider, catering to dogs with joint or health issues. The bed should come with a removable cover that is easy to clean and dry, and the material should align with the dog’s preferences (e.g. smooth or fluffy).