The Original Dog Bed

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New Zealand's Favourite - The Life of Riley Original Dog Bed with 2-Layers of NZ Wool! Our best-selling dog bed.

Proudly MADE IN NEW ZEALAND from eco-friendly materials.

  • Dog beds with a removable and machine washable cover with velcro closure
  • The cover is made from a hardwearing yet soft crossweave 100% cotton corduroy fabric.
  • Filled with 2 thick layers of luxurious wool batting (approx 16cm thick)
  • Wool is naturally odour resistant and offers luxurious comfort to your dog and helps to soothe those aches and pains of older dogs. 
  • Wool is naturally warm in Winter and cool in Summer. The thermoregulatory properties of wool make sleep a deeper and more pleasant experience allowing your dog a longer more comfortable rest. The Resiliency of wool provides even weight support so there is less pressure on painful joints and muscles, great for dogs with arthritis.
  • A great selection of neutral colours which fit into any home decor colour scheme.

These beds are made from natural materials, just like a futon they need to be flipped and aired regularly. If your dog often has wet feet when they get on their bed, or you have a puppy or incontinent dog we recommend you also purchase a mattress protector. 

Note: The "Snuggle Sausage" Shown in some photos is sold separately - Check them out here.

Mattresses come in 4 sizes:

  • Small Dog Bed: Suitable for Puppies, Aussie Terrier, Shitsu, French Bull Dog, or even Cats!

    MediumDog Bed: Suitable for Spoodle, Jack Russell, Fox Terrier, British Bulldog

    LargeDog Bed: Suitable for Labrador, Retriever, Labradoodle, Border Collie, Husky

    Extra LargeDog Bed: Suitable for larger breeds, German Shepherd, Bullmastiff

    Shipping rates depend on the weight and qty of the items purchased and will be calculated at checkout.


CARE INSTRUCTIONS:

It is important to air the bed regularly and to flip it as often as possible. 
As the wool isn’t designed to get wet - We recommend that you purchase one of our waterproof mattress protectors if you are using the bed for puppy crate training or have an incontinent dog etc.

IMPORTANT: If you have a limited edition leather tag on your bed (spice or Ivory) DO NOT SOAK or the colour will bleed from the tag.

Outer Corduroy Cover:

  • Cold delicate machine wash on a cool cycle (or hand wash) We recommend using our Life of Riley "Laundry Wash"
  • Hang inside out to dry in the shade (not direct sunlight) - Do not dry in the dryer. 
  • Because our covers are made from 100% cotton please don't leave them out in the sun for extended periods of time. In the long run, all fabric colours eventually fade in sunlight but cotton tends to fade easier than polyester.

White Insert Mattress /Cushion:

  • The inner mattress can be spot cleaned only. DO NOT remove the wool from the white inner lining and DO NOT machine wash the inner.
  • The zip is only there for when they are manufactured, it is not designed to have the wool removed.
  • The inner can also be sprayed with nature’s miracle/odorex if needed to remove stains or odours.
  • As the bed is natural It is important to air the inner mattress regularly in the sunshine whenever you wash the cover. Make sure to dry outside properly before putting the cover back on.
  • IMPORTANT: If the wool is removed from the inner liner, you will find it extremely difficult to put it back in to lay flat again. There is also a high chance you will break the zip. We can sell replacement inner liners if this does happen but please be aware this will be at your own expense.

If cared for properly… your Life of Riley dog bed will last for many many years!

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23/05/2024
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Rebecca B.
Australia
I recommend this product

Very happy

Good quality dog bed. It seems nice and tough as well as natural materials.

20/05/2024
RM
Rebecca M.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

Fantastic products and service

Amazing quality products and quite simply some of the best customer care I’ve ever experienced. The medium dog bed is perfect for our cocker spaniel. He just loves it … and so do we. Thanks Life of Riley!

02/05/2024
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E M.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

Large original dog bed

Our new puppy loves his Life of Riley dog bed, he’s got a bit of growing into it to do but it’s a great size. Matches description and seems to be high quality, hopefully it will last Baxter many years:)

The Life of Riley The Original Dog Bed Review
27/04/2024
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Jason SVG verified by SHOP
New Zealand New Zealand

This bed is amazing! We got the large and it fits our golden lab perfectly, even when she stretches out. The bed itself is of high quality, offers plenty of padding for cold nights and a comfy sleep - we’re confident she’ll love the bed for years to come. Pickup was easy to arrange, and really flexible, the store owner was incredibly friendly and welcoming, and I can totally see why so many people recommend TLOR products - I know I will be from now on!

23/04/2024
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Anonymous
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

Great bed

Very nice, not washed it yet but seems easy

The Life of Riley The Original Dog Bed Review
22/04/2024
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Anonymous
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

Amazing !!! Even I would sleep on this bed!!!

Perfect!!! 10/10!!!

14/04/2024
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Rose T.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

Happy dogs !

Great beds , well made . My 2 dogs loved them straight away!

14/04/2024
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Anonymous
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

Great bed for an old dog

Excellent bed for our senior dog. He loves it!

13/04/2024
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Shaun C.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

Great Quality Dog Bed

So far so good. It's excellent materials. Well made and comfortable for the dogs. Exactly what they needed, at a good price. I don't mind paying for quality.

29/03/2024
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Anonymous
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

Awesome

Our two dogs who are getting older just love the beds,( we have two beds). Best buy for our boys

The Life of Riley The Original Dog Bed Review
27/03/2024
JR
Julia R.
New Zealand New Zealand

Not only for dogs!

My cats LOVE this bed! And I love that it's all natural fibres. I had a shelter built in the back yard for all the hungry strays (have caught them all and had them desexed) - here's a photo of their luxury three story cottage with their Life of Riley beds. Since placing these beds in there, the cats sleep in there every night - and often for half the day :-)

The Life of Riley The Original Dog Bed Review
25/03/2024
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Megan H.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

Life of Riley Dog Bed

My dog Sylvie loves her new bed. She loves it because she stretches out when she sleeps and this bed is nice and big. am happy with it because I know she is sleeping on natural fibres, it is easy to wash and looks nice too.

28/02/2024
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Anonymous
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

Best little crate bed

Harriet lives her bed sleeps all night

25/02/2024
AK
Annie K.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

Original Dog Beds & Snuggle Sausages

Have recently purchased 2 original Dog Beds and Snuggle Sausages as an upgrade for my two small dogs-who have both taken to their new beds with great enthusiasm! The snuggle sausages fit into their crates-providing a snuggly bumper, which they also use as a headrest. They sleep very soundly, so I can only assume that the wool filling is very comfortable, even in our current humid climate. The colour ( dark grey) is a gorgeous shade, and very complementary in our bedroom. I think you could say that pups and parents are thrilled with the new beds!

25/02/2024
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Anonymous
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

The best loved dog bed!

Second bed I’ve purchased cause my 2 dogs both want to use despite having other options, and won’t share so now they have one each! Summer or winter it is a firm favourite. Highly recommend.

22/02/2024
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Anonymous
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

really good, thank you