A bolster or pillow is a great way to give your dog something to lean their shoulder against or rest their chin on while they watch other members of the family or just snooze. Our bolsters and pillows are removable, making covers easy to wash and replace.
Bolsters are an integral part of the bed. They are held in place by zips, part of which is sewn to the bed cover. The pillow is held in place by a broad strap with an elastic section to ensure it stays in place. The bed can be used without the pillow should your dog have a friend over to stay and more room is needed!
Bolsters are higher than the equivalent size of pillow so the choice is largely a matter of the size of your dog and which you prefer the look of. They are sized proportionate to the bed size, ie the Extra Large and Giant beds have deeper and higher bolster and pillows.
The bed cushion options are our Signature Bed comprising a 5 cm high density foam core for support and 2.5 cm of good quality memory foam glued top and bottom, the Active Recovery® foam or Active Recovery® CoolComfort foam. For more details regarding cushion style, please see the respective product pages or refer to the Bed Construction page.
Beds with bolsters or pillows are available as standard with Nobel or Laurel fabrics. If you would like a cover in the Sahel fabric, please email for a price.
|Construction||Soft Foam||Medium density foam
with Dacron fibre wrap
|Height (Medium & Large)||15 cm||11 cm|
|Height (Extra Large & Giant)||19 cm||13 cm|
|Width (Medium & Large)||22 cm||20 cm|
|Width (Extra Large & Giant)||26 cm||24 cm|
A second bolster or pillow may be added to the other short side. Please remember that adding a bolster or pillow reduces the flat area of the bed so you should consider going up a size of bed, particularly if you are thinking about a second bolster or pillow.
A pillow can be bought at a later date, though a bolster cannot. If you think your dog might like a pillow, it is more cost effective to buy one when you buy the bed. You can also add a pillow to a bed you already have, whether or not you bought it from ourselves, provided the bed you have has enough substance not to be compressed by the strap elastic. Buy a pillow independently of a bed here.
If you would like the bolster or pillow to be a different colour from the rest of the bed, contact us with your colour choice. We will assume the colour selected in your order is the bed colour.
We also make flat panels and back bolsters freestanding off the bed. Where you have a bed positioned against a wall, window or furniture, you might like to protect the wall or add some additional padding. They can be bought with the bed or afterwards. You can also use them for a bed that is not from the Big Dog Bed Company. Back bolsters come in standard sizes, while panels are bespoke items. Order from here.
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